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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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Relaxing destination for a day or weekend

The island is loaded with restaurants, shops, and places to visit such as historical sites, wineries and natural areas. There is also various types of lodging if you want to stay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Windsor, Canada
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Windsor, Canada
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50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The island is loaded with restaurants, shops, and places to visit such as historical sites, wineries and natural areas. There is also various types of lodging if you want to stay overnight. Nothing spectacular, but you can enjoy a very pleasant visit.

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Lewis Center, Ohio
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75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The island offers plenty for families but adults really love the island with it's bars, wineries and boat docks. I have been enjoying the trip throughout my life. Just sitting in the park enjoying the marina and downtown wild life is great entertainment. I have always thought the tee shirt with the picture of the Round House Bar and the... More 

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Marysville, Ohio
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188 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Always nice to visit - nice laid back atmosphere - fun for family during the day or adults at night.

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Marietta, Ohio
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38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Beautiful island with lots of restaurants, bars, & fun things to do! Kayaking, parasailing, Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, etc. Short ferry or jet express ride over to it.

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Crestline, Ohio
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58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

There were many different things to do. Our favorite part was really just driving the gold cart all of rate island. We'll definitely be back! Note - there are restrooms and showers in the park in the center of town.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

got there late in the day, but what we did see was great, you definitely need a way to get around, get there early to get a golf cart.

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This island is hopping! We rented a golf cart at Jet Express (Port Clinton) prior to ferrying over to the island. This island clean, pretty, and much bigger than I thought. There's two wineries, lots of restaurants and bars, places to camp, kayak, and Perry Memorial.

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Tiffin, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We recently moved to Ohio and it was our first trip to this island...infact more like a stop-oveer to Gibraltor island's Stone Lab for work. So we had little time but made the most out of it. The Boardwalk looked like quite a fun place , people were jetskiing, partying in the pretty parks and driving around in their golf... More 

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Lancaster, Ohio
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This Island is one of the neatest places around. With all the shopping, museums, wineries, swimming, touring, restaurants and much, much more you can't get enough! Take a day trip there and you'll want to go back and stay for a week!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Took the kids (11 and 13 years old) and pretty much did everything there was to see and do in one day with the exception of parasailing/jetskiing. They really like the Butterfly House, the rock wall, Perry's monument and riding around the island in a golf cart.

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