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Address: Put in Bay, OH 43456
Phone Number: 419-285-1800
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Description: Offers resources for the lake and surrounding area.

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Great stop for families of all ages! I bring my grandsons here every time they come to PIB. They love to fish free while I get to sit on pier bench and enjoy all the fun everyone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great stop for families of all ages! I bring my grandsons here every time they come to PIB. They love to fish free while I get to sit on pier bench and enjoy all the fun everyone is having! The OSU staff will help with hooking your worm and showing the kids how to fish(catch and release). They also explain... More 

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My kids enjoyed learning about native vs. invasive fish, as well as seeing them live. Staff are super knowledgeable and friendly. The man working caught a Gar fish and catfish with bare hands from tank to show my kids - even I was impressed. Free fishing provided for kids too!

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

The Aquatic Resource Center is located about 1 mile (1.6k) west of downtown Put-In-Bay along the west end of the harbor. Admission is free to the center, which was previously a fish hatchery, and is operated by The Ohio State University in partnership with the ODNR. Open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10am – 5pm, late June through early September. Most of... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We have visited the Aquatic Resource Center on nearly every visit to the island, sometimes more than once per stay. It is a site you definitely should bring the kids too--great views, fascinating information on the Great Lakes and the creatures that live within, as well as an opportunity for your child to fish off of the dock for free.... More 

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Lexington, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This spot, just outside downtown PIB, offers free fishing for kids from their dock. They supply everything from poles, life vests and bait. Our kids (ages 6 and 4) pulled a really large perch in, which was exciting for them. It is, of course, catch and release. There is also a educational center with videos and some insights into Lake... More 

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port clinton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Was very informational, lots of info inside with many displays, free fishing for children outside...downside is that there is no public restroom here...which is awful because this is the first stop on the train tour when you finally get to stretch your legs and need to use the restroom..

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Marion, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The aquariums of Lake Erie fish are attractive and informative. There is a bit of history of the old fish hatchery that used to be housed in the building. It is a good stop for all ages.

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michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Wednesday mornings this summer the staff on Gilbraltar Island offered tours. You take the water taxi from the boardwalk ($3pp each way) and have a 2 hour tour of the island. Cost is $10pp. The great staff offer an overview of the programs that are offered and some of the research at Stone Laboratory that is conducted on the sight.... More 

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Springfield, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We took our 5 year old Grandaughter here and she loved it. The staff is very patient and helped her fish off the pier. She got to choose whether to put her blue gill back in the lake or in a large holding tank in the building. There is more information available for adults here as well. Check website for... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This was a great stop. The kids enjoyed trying to fish and although they didnt catch anything they still had fun. Staff was super friendly and helpful.

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Address: Put in Bay, OH 43456
Phone Number: 419-285-1800
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Put in Bay

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