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Golf Cart and Bicycle Rentals               Editor's Choice!Golf Cart Rentals
Take the 360 Tour Renting a golf cart is the easiest, most fun and most popular way to get around the island. Put in Bay was made to be traveled by golf cart! Golf carts are fun for kids and adults alike and are a unique way to get around. Try something different and rent one for your transportation needs during your stay on Put in Bay Ohio. Bikes are another great way to see everything the island has to offer.
Delaware Golf Cart and Bike Rental is located in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay and features late model Club Car golf carts and Atlas bicycles.


Delaware Ave next to Mr Eds || 419-285-2724 || http://www.putinbayrentals.com/rentals.php

Moped Rentals               Editor's Choice!Moped Rentals
Take the 360 Tour Renting a moped is a great alternative way to get around the island. They are a great way to see everything the island has to offer at a little faster pace than golf carts. SB Island Moped Rentals is located in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay and features late model Tomos mopeds for your riding convenience. If you have never ridden a moped, our trained staff will happily show you all the safety features and how to operate the moped.

Delaware Ave next to Mr Eds || 419-285-2724 || http://www.putinbaymopedrentals.com/

A&S Tours               Editor's Choice!PIB Winery
See Put In Bay on a Segway™ or take a guided walking tour of our historic and haunted island. Whether it's by foot or by Segway™, A&S Tours offers entertaining and informative ghost and historic tours of the island's most intriguing spots. Book now to spend some time with our expert narrators as they lead you through 200 years of stories and legends that makes our Bay the most popular haunt in Lake Erie. Click for more info

439 Loraine Ave || 440.787.5086 || http://www.putinbaytours.net

Put-in-Bay Winery               Editor's Choice!PIB Winery
Take the 360 Tour Situated on the historic Doller Estate, come enjoy our majestic views of Put-in-Bays downtown harbor while sampling our world-class wines. We offer a tasting tour of the estate, individual samples, flights, glasses and bottles of wine and juice! Our staff prides ourselves in putting together the perfect flight to please any palate! Whether relaxing on our Victorian front porch or wine garden, our friendly, knowledgeable staff is here to make your experience one to remember!

392 Bayview Ave || 419-285-3343 || http://www.putinbaywinery.com

Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals               Editor's Choice!PIB Watercraft
Take the 360 Tour Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, located at the end of Catawba Avenue in South Bass Island State Park, offers visitors to Put-in-Bay water rides for the entire family. Come enjoy a water vista like no other during your island adventure. Jet skis, jet boats, power boats and kayaks are available. Refreshments nearby at the top of the hill.

South Bass Island State Park at the end of Catawba || 419-285-7544 || http://www.pibjetski.com

Adventure Bay Amusement Centerput in bay attractions
Put in Bay Adventure Bay Amusement Center The long anticipated Adventure Bay Amusement Park opened to the public last year and was great fun and adventure for guests of all ages. Just a few of the attractions include a redemption Arcade, Video Games and Ride Simulators, Brunswick's Virtual Bowling Lanes, Animaland Stuff your own Collectible Animal, Water Blaster Bumper Boats, Water Wars, Batting and Soccer cages, Sport fishing Simulator, remote control boats, kiddie rides and an electric go cart track!!

Located behind the Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center || 419-341-4716 || http://www.adventurebayputinbay.com

Put-in-Bay Airportput in bay attractions
Put in Bay Airport Put-in-Bay Airport has been in operation and servicing the community since 1930. Still today, the island depends on air service to transport passengers, frieght, mail & goods during the winter months. Put-in-Bay's airport is open year round for arrivals and departures from dawn to dusk.

1494 Langram Rd || 419-285-8042 || http://www.put-in-bayairport.com

Antique Car Museumput in bay attractions
Put in Bay Antique Car Museum This antique car collection was lovingly gathered by Charles "Skip" Duggan. Skip co-started the Sunday afternoon antique car parades and welcomed everyone with an antique and/or vintage car to join in the parade and fun. Admission is free.

979 Catawba Ave at Perry's Cave || 419-285-2283 || http://www.perryscave.com

Put-in-Bay Antique Car Paradeput in bay attractions
Put in Bay Antique Car Parade The Put-in-Bay Antique Car Parade is a weekly attraction during the summer on Sundays around 2-3pm. Dozens and sometimes up to a 100 classic and antique vehicles from VW mini-busses down to Model A's and T's parade through the island and the downtown business area to the delight of kids and adults alike. It is a throwback to simpler times and if you are lucky, you will get a toss from the Candy Truck! Admission is free, visit our website to see videos and pictures.

Downtown Put-in-Bay ||   || http://www.putinbaycarparade.com

Historic Fish Hatchery & Aquatic Education Centerput in bay attractions
Put in Bay Aquatic Visitors Center The Aquatic Visitors Center is a great place for kids to go fishing and learn about Ohio marine life. Equipment is available to be loaned out. Also at the center are live fish displays, the former state hatchery, a playroom, hands-on exhibits and more. The center is open to the public from late May through September. Admission is free.

1 Peach Point Road || 419-285-3701 ||  

The Butterfly Houseput in bay attractions
Put in Bay The Butterfly House Put-in-Bay's newest family attraction opened in 2004, the Put in Bay Butterfly Museum at Perry's Cave. This unique habitat features a large variety of Butterflies and is divided into three separate rooms or environments. While visiting Put-in-Bay step into the world of Butterflies, a great family experience. Admission is $8.00 ($4.50 kids).

979 Catawba Ave at Perry's Cave || 419-285-2446 || http://www.perryscave.com

The Chocolate Museumput in bay attractions
The Chocolate Museum Learn the history and making of chocolate while enjoying a fine collection of antique chocolate collectibles. View the exhibits, watch a film, or have your picture taken with Lucy in the famous "Lucy at the Chocolate Factory" episode.

820 Catawba Ave || 419-734-7114 || http://www.chocolateohio.com

DeRivera Parkput in bay attractions
Put in Bay DeRivera Park This beautiful park in downtown Put in Bay is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the view of Lake Erie and Delaware Avenue. Get lunch to go and eat at one of the picnic tables. Kids will have fun on the playground and climbing on the cannons. Learn about Put in Bay's history from the various memorials and statues around the park. Public bathhouse is available for use.

Between the harbor and Delaware Avenue ||   ||  

Fort AMAZE'nput in bay attractions
Put in Bay Fort AMAZEn Put-in-Bay’s only human maze race. Purchase a time card then mark your start time as you race to locate and mark special stops along the way. Continue racing to find the exit and mark your finish time. Admission is $5.00 ($2.50 repeat).

979 Catawba Avenue at Perry's Cave || 419-285-2283 || http://www.perryscave.com

Gem Stone Miningput in bay attractions
Put in Bay Gem Stone Mining Purchase a bag of rough mix at The Shop at the Top, then let the water wash over the sand, and experience the fun of panning for REAL GEMSTONES & FOSSILS. Fun for ALL ages - young and old. Admission is $4.00-$20.00.

979 Catawba Avenue at Perry's Cave || 419-285-2283 || http://www.perryscave.com

Island Tour Trainput in bay attractions
Put in Bay Island Tour Train A great way to see and learn about the island is a narrated ride aboard the island tour train. This one-hour tour of the sites and history of Put-in-Bay makes stops at numerous island attractions and shares a wealth of information. Adult fares are $10.00, kids 6-11 are $4.00 and children under 6 are free.

Delaware Avenue at the Depot || 419-285-4855 || http://www.perryscave.com

Kayak the Bayput in bay attractions
Put in Bay Kayak the Bay If you can ride a bike, you can kayak – this is an activity that's fun for the whole family. Kayak the Bay offers single and double sit-on-top and sit-in kayaks for cruising Lake Erie. Stay in the harbor or go on an adventure around the island. Floats and tubes are also available for rent.

760 Bay View Avenue || 419-967-0796 || http://www.kayakthebay.net

Kimberly's Carouselput in bay attractions
Put in Bay Kimberlys Carousel You can hear the carnival-esque music from this 1917 Herschel carousel from down the street. Kimberly's Carousel is one of the last merry-go-rounds in operation in the country. Take a ride on a chicken, pig, rooster, cow or the island favorite – Pete the Perch. Tickets can be purchased inside The Carriage House for $1.50.

Delaware Avenue || 419-285-2212 ||  

Lake Erie Islands Historical Society Museumput in bay attractions
Put in Bay Lake Erie Islands Historical Society Museum This beautiful and educational three-building museum is dedicated to the rich history of the Lake Erie Islands. Walk through the Transportation Building filled with boats or view the models of some of the greatest ships to sail Lake Erie. Learn about the demise of the Hotel Victory, the winemaking industry and island genealogy. Check the calendar for children's events, lectures, tours and Elderhostels. Admission is $2.00.

25 Town Hall Place || 419-285-2804 || http://www.leihs.org

Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Centerput in bay attractions
Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center The Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center on South Bass Island includes 1.2 acres of woods with two cave sites and .5 acre with North American Wildlife Museum. The former Alaskan Birdhouse Museum and contents were donated by Stan and Joey Wulkowicz with the purchase of woods with funds from foundations and private individuals. It was dedicated on October 18, 2008. This property has been operated by a joint committee under the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society's 501c3. A frog pond, bald eagle nest exhibit, nature trail and phenology and butterfly gardens have been added. The Center is open weekends in May and September and every day from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 11-6.

255 Meechen Rd || 419-285-3037 || http://www.lakeerieislandswildlife.com

Laser Tagput in bay attractions
Laser Tag

979 Catawba Avenue Near Perry's Cave|| 419-285-2283 ||  

Perry's Caveput in bay attractions
Put in Bay Perrys Cave Take a tour of one of Put-in-Bay's most well known historical landmarks. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry discovered Perry's Cave during the War of 1812. The underground lake in the cave provided his men with fresh drinking water. Visitors can take tours of the limestone cave, which last about 20 minutes. Bring a sweatshirt or jacket – it's about 50 degrees down there! Admission is $8.00 ($4.50 kids).

979 Catawba Avenue || 419-285-2405 || http://www.perryscave.com

Perry Peace Memorial and Visitors Centerput in bay attractions
Put in Bay Perry Peace Memorial and Visitors Center On 10 September 1813, Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry won one of the biggest victories in the War of 1812. In 1912 the construction of a 352-ft. memorial in his honor began; in 1936 it became part of the National Park System and was declared a National Monument by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Visitors can take an elevator up 317 ft. to the observation deck, where they can see the Lake Erie Islands and the shores of Michigan, Ohio and Ontario. During the summer season, park rangers give talks and living history demonstrations complete with period uniforms and a firing demonstration on the memorial's plaza. Stop by the Perry Victory Visitors Center to see a 15-minute movie about the War of 1812, a large display area, three large historically accurate paintings of the battle, a statue of Perry from 1860 and a gift shop. Admission to the park visitor's center is free. Admission ticket to get to the top is usually $3.00.
Open on March 25 - weekends only (Fri - Sun) Hours 10-5
April 22nd - open seven days a week; Hours 10-5
May 27 - September 4th, Hours 9am - 7pm
September 5th - October 23, Hours 10-5

Bayview Avenue || 419-285-2184 || www.nps.gov/pevi

Put-in-Bay Charter Fishingput in bay attractions
Put in Bay Put-in-Bay Charter Fishing As soon as Captain Bruce could hold a fishing pole, he was fishing for Lake Erie Walleye and Perch along side his father and grandfather in their 16 foot Lyman boat. Bruce has been a Lake Erie fishing charter captain for more than 28 years. He consistently and successfully guides anglers to catch Walleye, Perch and Smallmouth Bass.

 || 419-341-2805 || www.putinbaycharterfishingservice.com

Put-In-Bay Helicopter Tourput in bay attractions
Put in Bay Helicopter Tour Looking for a helicopter tour to enhance your day at Put-In-Bay? Our white tour will let you experience a trip around the island. This helicopter tour will show you the gorgeous scenery such as Cedar Point, Port Clinton, and of course the beautiful island of Put-In-Bay. The tour is proximity 12 miles in length. $59.99 Per Person, Minimum 2 Passengers. Want a better look at all the islands? Our blue tour will fly you around Put-In-Bay, Middle Bass, and North Bass Island. Just miles from the Canadian border this tour offers you the most scenic, exciting, and the most beautiful views of the islands. $89.99 Per Person, Minimum 2 Passengers.

1494 Langram Rd || 260-409-5029 || http://www.putinbayhelicopterrides.com

Put-in-Bay JetSkiput in bay attractions
Put in Bay Put-in-Bay JetSki Jet skiing in Put-in-Bay can be a wonderful way to enjoy the sights and see our little part of beautiful Lake Erie. Call for Special "Early Bird" Discounts on Rates and Tours! Kids ride free (with paid adult). We offer half-hour, full hour, and jet ski tour rates. The closest jet ski rental to downtown, within walking distance of all the main hotels!

Located next to the BayShore Resort || 419-285-7427 || www.putinbayjetski.com

Put-in-Bay Parasailput in bay attractions
Put in Bay Put-in-Bay Parasail Parasailing is a spectacular way to see Put-in-Bay from a 600-foot towline. Taking off and landing on boats equipped with flight decks, you stay dry! Or, on especially hot days, you have the option of getting wet if you choose. Parasailing is safe and fun for ages 3 and up. No experience or athletic ability required.

Located at the Boardwalk Dock, Downtown Put-in-Bay || 419-285-3703 || http://www.putinbayparasail.com/

Put-in-Bay Watercraftput in bay attractions
Put in Bay Put-in-Bay JetSki Put-in-Bay Watercaft Rentals is here to serve your boating rental needs, with locations at Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island, and on Kelleys Island, both in the protected harbors of State Parks. At our Put-in-Bay location, we offer Power Boats for up to 4 riders, WaveRunners, Jet Skis, Sightseeing/Fishing Boats and Kayaks. Kelleys Island and Middle Bass Islands we offer a Kayak only Rental.

1523 Catawba Ave || 419-285-2628 || www.pibjetski.com

Put-in-Bay Racewayput in bay attractions
Put in Bay Put-in-Bay Raceway Compete with remote control cars on a specially constructed banked track. Great Fun for all ages. For only $2.00 per racer, you can challenge up to 4 other racers to a 2 1/2 minute race on the oval track. These little cars reach speeds of more than 50 miles per hour!

Located behind the Boathouse Bar and Grill ||   || www.putinbayraceway.com

Rock Wallput in bay attractions
Put in Bay Rock Wall Located in front of Perry's cave, this 18-hole miniature golf course is sure to provide a challenge for the entire family. Test your putting skills and see who is victorious in your War of 18 Holes. Admission is $8.00 ($4.50 kids).

979 Catawba Avenue at Perry's Cave || 419-285-2283 || http://www.perryscave.com

Saunders Resort Golf Courseput in bay attractions
Put in Bay Saunders Resort Golf Course Saunders Golf Course features a 9-hole par three and four challenge for golfers of all ages. This is a walking course and golf carts, rented or private, are not permitted on the course.

Located near South Bass Island State Park on Catawba Avenue || 419-285-3917 || http://www.saunderscottages.com

South Bass Island State Parkput in bay attractions
Put in Bay South Bass Island State Park The state park is a great place to camp, but there's plenty to do for everyone. Find a stone beach, temporary dockage, jet ski rentals, a refreshment stand, volleyball, umbrella picnic tables, a playground, fishing pier, glacial grooves and the ruins of the Hotel Victory to explore. The park has an amazing view of the lake, especially for sunsets, and is an overall great destination for everyone.

1523 Catawba Avenue || 419-285-2112 (866.644.6727 for reservations) || http://www.ohiodnr.com

Stonehenge Estateput in bay attractions
Put in Bay Stonehenge Estate A visit to South Bass Island, Put-in-Bay isn't complete without a visit to Stonehenge. Nestled on seven acres of woods and beautifully landscaped grounds, Stonehenge brings to life a segment of island history from the 1800's through present day living. You can enjoy the beautiful grounds, farmhouse and wine press cottage at your leisure while taking a self-guided audiocassette tour of the property. Be sure to stop in and visit the gift shop.

808 Langram Road || 419-285-6134 || http://www.stonehedge-put-in-bay.com

Stone Laboratory Field Officeput in bay attractions
Put in Bay Stone Laboratory Field Office Created in 1895 and located on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island at Put-in-Bay, Frantz Theodore Stone Laboratory is Ohio's Lake Erie laboratory. It is the nation's oldest freshwater biological field station and the Island Campus of The Ohio State University. The Laboratory offers college-level courses each summer with faculty and students coming from all over the country. Since 1990, students from 40 Ohio colleges, 27 out-of-state colleges, and 257 high schools have taken these courses for college credit. The Laboratory also provides a facility for year-round research, offers special conference facilities and speakers, and develops and offers custom-designed Aquatic Workshop programs for grades 4 through adult with over 5,000 participants annually.

878 Bayview Ave., Put-in-Bay, OH 43456 || 419-285-5463 ||

War of 18 Holesput in bay attractions
Put in Bay War of 18 Holes Located in front of Perry's cave, this 18-hole miniature golf course is sure to provide a challenge for the entire family. Test your putting skills and see who is victorious in your War of 18 Holes. Admission is $8.00 ($4.50 kids).

Catawba Avenue at Perry's Cave || 419-285-2283 || http://www.perryscave.com

Crystal Caveput in bay attractions
Put in Bay Crystal Cave Heineman's Winery is also home to Crystal Cave, the world's largest geode.



Heineman's Wineryput in bay attractions
Put in Bay Heinemans Winery Heineman's Winery offers tours.



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