Many people, when they think of Put-in-Bay, think of the nightlife. The bars and pubs that, to be fair, are some of the best in the Midwest. There are so many things to do at Put-in-Bay, whether you’re 8 or 80, or anywhere in-between!

Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial

Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is the most striking Monument on Put-In-Bay.  This massive doric column rises 352 feet above the skyline!  The monument is a nod to Oliver Hazard Perry’s victory in the War of 1812.  Additionally, the national monument serves as a reminder of lasting peace between the…

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136-180 Bayview Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, USA

Butterfly House Put-in-Bay

Since 2004, the Butterfly House at Put-in-Bay has been an enjoyable family attraction for many visitors. The location is within the Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center, which boasts several other notable attractions such as Gem Stone Mining and the War of 18 Holes Miniature Golf Course. Guests can stroll around the over 4000 sq.…

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979 Catawba Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, United States

The Candy Bar

The Candy Bar is one cool candy store, selling 1/4 pounds of fudge, taffy, chocolate and novelty candy. Probably more types of unique candies in one store than you have ever seen. We have an ice cream shop that sells ice cream, shakes, sundaes, etc. and is available to enjoy on the outside patio. Remember…

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170 Delaware Ave, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456, United States

Aquatic Center

The Aquatic Visitors Center is made possible via the Ohio Sea Grant. This freshwater field laboratory is owned by The Ohio State University.  Guests can expect an informative visit at this Put-in-Bay attraction.  Learning and having fun together. Aquatic Center History Here, the State of Ohio used to use this building as a Fish Hatchery. …

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760 Bayview Avenue, The Ohio State University Stone Laboratory Peach Point Campus, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, USA

Butterfly House

The Butterfly House on Put-in-Bay is a magical place for the whole family.  Step inside and get surrounded by butterflies. Also, take in the lovely grounds inside this favorite island attraction. Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center is home to the Butterfly House.  Furthermore, this complex includes many other great activities on Put-in-Bay.  Moreover, guests…

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979 Catawba Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, United States

Chocolate Cafe & Museum

The Chocolate Cafe and Museum is one of the tastiest attractions on Put-in-Bay.  Here, guests can learn about the process of making this favorite treat.  Also, guests can browse the antique memorabilia inside the store.  Moreover, exhibits and displays are quite interesting.  Indulge in tasty chocolate and gain knowledge on the process of production. Chocolate…

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820 Catawba Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, United States

Crystal Cave

Crystal Cave is a geological treasure on Put-in-Bay.  It is home to the World’s largest geode.  Strontium sulfate lines the walls of this beloved cave.  The site is surely one not to miss out on. Originally, workers discovered the cave while digging above in 1897.  They were working 40 feet above when the Earth fell…

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978 Catawba Avenue, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456, United States

Fort Amaze’n

Fort Amaze’n is a challenging maze located at Perry’s Family Fun Center.  Here, guests can try their best to make it through the maze in good time. Fort Amaze’n Location This fun Put-in-Bay Attraction is on Catawba Avenue.  Heineman’s Winery and Crystal Cave is right across the street.  There are several other great things to…

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979 Catawba Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, United States

Gemstone Mining

Become a Put-in-Bay prospector at Gemstone Mining.  After purchasing a bag of rough mix, guests can sift through to find treasures.  Inside, there are real gems and fossils.  So, dig right into this fun thing to do in Put-in-Bay. Gem Stone Mining Location Finding this location is a breeze.  This attraction and several others are…

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979 Catawba Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, United States

Historical Museum

The Lake Erie Islands Historical Museum aims to preserve the history and traditions of Put-in-Bay and other islands.  They strive to educate and enrich the community.  Moreover, donations completely fund their efforts. So, come and learn about the Lake Erie Islands and help a great cause. Historical Museum Location The downtown Put-in-Bay area is home…

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486-498 Catawba Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, USA

What a lot of people don’t realize is that during the week, Put-in-Bay is flooded with vacationers of all ages, coming to enjoy all of the family activities that Put-in-Bay has to offer. Learn more about some of the best all ages Put-in-Bay Family Activities.

Fun Put-in-Bay Family Activities

Put-in-Bay has plenty of family fun activities for families to enjoy. Given that Put-in-Bay is so close to Cleveland, Toledo and Sanducky, Families from all over the Midwest come to check out what our island has to offer.

We recommend starting your family fun adventures at Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center. Here, you’ll find enough things to do for 3 whole days!

What is there to do at Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center?

  • Guided tours of Perry’s Cave
  • War of 18 Holes Mini Golf
  • Fort Amaze’n
  • The Butterfly House
  • The Antique Car Museum
  • Dan’s Snack Shack
  • Perry’s Cave Gift Shop

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Other Fun Family Activities to Do in Put-in-Bay

  • South Bass Island State Park
  • Scheeff’s Pointe Nature Reserve
  • DeRivera Park
  • The Candy Bar
  • Kimberly’s Carousel
  • The Chocolate Museum
  • Golf Cart Rentals
  • Massie’s Cliffside Preserve

Best Place to stay for a Family Activities getaway in Put-in-Bay, Ohio

The Island Club Home Rentals216-898-9951

The Island Club features fully equipped vacation rental homes that are very family-oriented during the week. Private golf cart rentals are available as well as swimming pool access!

Put-in-Bay Condos216-898-1105

The Put-in-Bay waterfront condos offer some of the most luxurious lodging on the island. A great place to relax and enjoy the view after a long day of family activities. Each waterfront condo comes fully equipped with amenities along with your own private waterfront balcony. In addition, golf carts are also available exclusively for condo guests.