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Address: 1523 Catawba Ave, Put in Bay, OH 45346
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Description: Theres plenty to see at South Bass Island, such as the Marblehead...
Theres plenty to see at South Bass Island, such as the Marblehead Lighthouse, the Cedar Point Amusement Park, and the William Perry Monument, and its fishing opportunities cant be beat, especially if you're fishing for Walleye and Perch.
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Put an Island in Your Life!

What a wonderful week day family visit! The reason I say week day is the island is a party goers dream on the weekend but during the week it is the perfect place for a family to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Great Lakes
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful week day family visit! The reason I say week day is the island is a party goers dream on the weekend but during the week it is the perfect place for a family to visit! So much to see and do! It will keep everyone happy no matter what their age is. Great shopping (be sure to... More 

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Ocqueoc, MI
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have been going to Put in Bay for 30 years by boat and car, and air. There is one thing to remember about Put in Bay. There is a party at every bar in town And any other place there is. There 's plenty of these bars where ever you go. The main sport is drinking. There are plenty... More 

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Cincinnati
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Yes this place is in Ohio. The Key West of the north. There is great food and live music. Dance the night away or relax on a golf cart ride around the island.

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Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

The Bass Islands and particularly South Bass Island and Put in Bay have a special place in my heart. It is my first memory of a family vacation. It is also where I had my honeymoon. There is so much to see and do on the spec of land in the Western Basin of Lake Erie. From the downtown saloons... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I've go up there ever week I have a house up there is amazing the ice in the winter gets so thick u can have fires in it and car races

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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We visit South Bass Island every year at least once, usually for a long weekend, and have always had a great time. The fun begins with a pleasant ferry ride on Miller Ferry which departs from the northern tip of Catawba Island (not really an island) near Port Clinton, OH. Note that auto access to South Bass Island is limited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I grew up in Florida, and know how overdone the tourist trade can be. Not here. The island is a get away from the "real world". I loved ever second. The fact the cars aren't encouraged on the island makes even more lovely. I recommend even person go here to just de-stress and focus on enjoying life. :)

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Mason, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The adventure starts on the mainland in Port Clinton, OH with the Miller Ferry ride over to the Island. So much fun. Be sure to bring something to fee the seagulls. Much to do on South Bass Island. Plan to take comfy shoes and take your time!

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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

a few friends and I visited here when it was cold and windy in April and rented a gold cart and it was absolutely beautiful!!! A place I would love to visit every day!!! I wouldn't recommend going in April because everything is closed but you basically get the Island to yourself!! lol

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Painesville, Ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We had a nice time, but found that most of the island was very expensive. After being there for two day, everything that we wanted to do was covered. If your into heavy drinking, it's definitely the place to go. The bands at the bars were top notch. Plenty of bars to hit. The local attractions are nice. Hit the... More 

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