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Perry's Cave

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Address: Put in Bay, OH
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I really enjoyed taking my kids to tour the cave....we learned so much! It was so beautiful...a must see on the island!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed taking my kids to tour the cave....we learned so much! It was so beautiful...a must see on the island!

Thank lesaq1971
Elyria, Ohio
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All of my kids have always enjoyed this from young to upper teens. They have even accommodated us after hours because my son was disappointed we were too late. Thought that was very nice.

Thank JP R
Vermilion, Ohio
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It's always 50 degrees in the cave, which makes it a great escape from the summer heat. The cave has historical significance due to it's being the quarters for Admiral Perry's navy in the War of 1812. There are interesting rock formations and an underground lake. You do have to be sure-footed here. There are steep steps, rough ground and... More 

Thank mlrisdon2949
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180 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

All the times we've been to the island, we've never done this tour. Now I wished we hadn't wasted the Money. We had a tour guide that looked to be about 16 and appeared to be annoyed that she had to give a tour. money.

Thank Lori H
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442 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I have to say this is the worst cave I have visited. It's nothing much to see. I decided not to rate "terrible" simply because of the unique historical background.

1 Thank Gaspard_de_la_nuit
Grand Rapids
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104 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Would have never thought a limestone cave of this size on such a small island. Includes stalagtites, stalagmites and a short "corny" presentation. Small price for a short (1/2 hour) tour.

Thank KibbleGR
Troy, Michigan
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96 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

its nice and the guides tell u all the history of the caves and how the rock formations are made , its interesting part of knowledge . But just that i felt it isnt worth that amount of ticket . Cud b less expensive i suggest but add it in d list of things to do

Thank thepanwars
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

If You really care about history and love to hear background on things, you will like this (me). Want to see a really cool cave. Go somewhere else. This place is small and not much too it, you can do the whole thing in 5 minutes. The "lake" is basically a tub of water. Either way, expensive for what you... More 

1 Thank Phillip H
Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Don't waste your money. The original owner cut off all of the stalactites and stalagmites and sold them thinking they would grow right back. The area is small and you can see the entire thing by sticking your head down the stairs. Spend your money on a "real" cave.

Thank KarlaAM
Warrenpoint, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Don't be deceived into thinking this is an amazing underwater lake and cave when all it is, is an hole in the ground with a bit of water in it! After being to many more impressive caves than this I was disappointed in the lack of cave features. we were told though that the features had been removed by the... More 

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