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South Bass Island

1523 Catawba Ave, Put in Bay, OH 45346
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Ranked #2 of 11 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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Westlake, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Wonderful place to get away. Daytime golf cart riding around the island with stops at wineries, caves, monuments and shorelines can be relaxing while evenings are off the hook. Also quite a few great pool bars to spend the daytime as well.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I had previously visited the island so I knew what to expect. My wife and I thought we'd take the kids out for a one-night trip, knowing our kid-friendly attractions would be limited. The kids had fun, mostly riding in the golf cart. The attractions were way too pricey and lacked fun. Video games, go karts and a cave tour... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I used to go camping here every year with family growing up & always looked forward to it because it was so much fun! I went back earlier this month & it was just like I remembered! It's great for any reason to visit. It seems to be a party town but it's very family-friendly!! & my cousins wedding was... More

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Toledo, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

During the week days and during the day on weekends it is family friendly. Evenings on the weekends are like Mardi Gras

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Cleveland, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Excellent spot to party!!!! It is geared towards young adults however there is something for everyone. There are a few family based activities for children like Perry's monument and the caves. I plan to go back later this month!!

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Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We visited Kelleys and Put-in-Bay on back-to-back days and it was quite a contrast. Kelleys was very quiet with not a lot of visitors while PiB was very busy with a lot more activity. If you like quiet PIB is not your location. Having said that, really enjoyed the variety in restaurants and shops that PiB had to offer. We... More

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Port Clinton, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great state park to spend an hour or a week. Camping is available with fun activities on both water and land. If you want restaurants, shops, and night life during your stay, downtown Put-in-Bay is just a short bike ride a couple of miles away.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This island is dominated by Put in Bay, which from our visits in 2006 and 2014, is becoming more of a hard-core party destination, as time passes. Its now more difficult to visit downtown, with a vehicle, because of all the golf-carts and the restrictive parking, particularly with the construction going on by the water-front. Still and all, the island... More

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Toledo, Ohio /Clearwater, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

South Bass Island in the western basin of Lake Erie is home to the festive, historic village of Put-in-Bay, a name derived from a directive of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry during the War of 1812, when he commanded his men to "Put the ships in the bay". The island is famous for being a refuge for Commodore Perry and his... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I saw all the bars in town, but I am glad that during the weekday there were no drunk people to be seen. The place was quiet and clean. I gave it an "average" rating because I was a little overwhelmed by the number of golf carts. I worried every time I saw them sharing the roads with big trucks.... More

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