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South Bass Island

1523 Catawba Ave, Put in Bay, OH 45346
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Put in Bay
Type: Islands
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Painesville, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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portagelakesgoddess
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I love South Bass Island...even the parts outside of downtown. We go there at least once a year and have been there at different times of the year and there is something for everyone. The parks are nice (except the restrooms are not); there are several places to swim in pools; jetskis to rent; bars to listen to music or... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We arrived Sunday on labor day weekend, rented a golf cart and headed for our bed and breakfast hotel. The wife wasn't too thrilled on renting a cart when we got there, but she was so happy we had it for the three days two nights we were there. This place is really set up for a party place...I was... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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182 reviews 182 reviews
120 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

When you talk about visiting an island for vacation, most people tend to think of something tropical or exotic, but South Bass Island is a fun getaway and a great place to spend a day or so on Lake Erie, just a jump and a skip from Canada. With this visit, I’ve spent a total of five days of my... More

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Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

awesome place to take your family, I recommend as soon as you get there make your way up the hill and rent a golf cart, ( get it for all day) that way you can take your time and explore the island, cheap family memories !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had a nice day on South Bass Island, and the golf carts were a fun way to get around. One issue we found was that much of the waterfront is taken up by private homes. Meaning there are only small sections of the island where you can ride the golf carts along the lake. Most of the time you... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

this small island has loads of history. It is easily reached on the Miller Ferries from Catawba and you can walk or push bike or catch a bus, or hire a golf cart to get to the village centre of Put-in Bay. There is an awesome playground for children, a lot of variety for food and just fun strolling around

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Lexington, Ohio
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We rode the ferry with our bikes and spent the day riding bikes around the island, stopping in a few stores, and eating lunch/dinner. It was a really fun and relaxing day! It reminds me of Key West but not as big or as tropical.

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Fairborn, Ohio
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Ferry ride to the island, renting golf carts exploring the island and the shops are all alot of fun. It is a summer tradition in our family.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It wouldn't be summer without our annual trip to South Bass Island and the village of Put-in-Bay. The village is lively and colorful and the later in the day, fills with a younger (and livelier) crowd. The middle and other end of the island are more low-key and relaxing...see the lighthouse, visit Goat soup and whiskey. A nice escape and... More

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