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South Bass Island

Put in Bay, OH
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Ranked #2 of 10 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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Lansing, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We only spent a day here, but I intend to go back to spend longer! A lot of the reviews said this place was best for adults because of all the bars, but we went early in the day and stayed until 8 without seeing any drunk people or partying. Fantastic place to take kids. -Rent a golf cart for... More

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Cypress, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Great get-away weekend. Lots of restaurants and bars to enjoy along the harbor. Fun to rent a golf cart to explore the island. The island offers hotels, bed and breakfasts and camping facilities.

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Cusco, Peru
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

South Bass Island is a unique place! I love almost everything about it, location, atmosphere, every weekend special events (Octoberfest is my favorite weekend of the season) and islanders. The only thing I dislike is the fact that some popular weekends (especially Christmas in July) attract party craving crowds and the downtown turns into madness. If you want to come... More

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New Jersey
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105 reviews 105 reviews
39 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Took the ferry from Port Clinton over to Put In Bay. Then took the Island Train Tour. This makes stops at the attractions and gives a narrative about the island. I did not get off at any stops but did rent a golf cart to drive around at my own pace. Lots of restaurants plus bars. The island is very... More

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Franklin, Kentucky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

First, thank God Topsy Turvey was open or we might have starved. I had not been to the island in over a decade so a few family members & I decided to go over for lunch and the sites. We discovered most of the top 10 restaurants were already closed for the season or were only doing a dinner service.... More

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West Linn, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We had fat-tire bikes and cruised around the island for a long morning this fall. The tourists were all gone as were many of the seasonal, local residents, so we had the island to ourselves. It is mostly flat so the old Huffy's were just fine. It was so peaceful!

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ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My trip trip to South Bass Island,Put in Bay, OH. I would recommend Put In Bay, Oh to anyone it is a a beautiful area to visit and very clean. There enough restaurants to satisfy anyone a play area and park for the kids to enjoy. We only spent the day there and when it was time to leave we... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I had not been to Put-In-Bay in nearly 15 years, and it was just as I had remembered. My husband and I needed some much needed adult time away from our 7 month old and this is just the place. Mainly catering to an adult party atmosphere there are many places to grab a quick meal and a drink (or... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This is the place to go for single, adult night life. It's not very kid friendly. Attractions are limited and the bigggest attraction is the bars and social scene. If you're looking for something family friendly try something different. I was suprised that there is only one beach on the island and it doesn't even have sand, but is covered... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We went during the week and it was very peaceful. Although villagers told me to avoid Friday and Saturday. Realizing and the whole family enjoyed the experience. Driving a golf cart instead was a blast. Outdoor chicken patio was the best chicken I ever ate.

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