The Put-in-Bay Tour Train is one of the best ways to tour and learn about the island. This brightly colored train chugs all over the island. The open air trolley allows for lovely lake breezes flowing through. The knowledgeable tour guide shares fascinating Put-in-Bay history throughout the tour. Take a ferry to Put in Bay and head right over to the tour train to get acquainted with the island.
Boarding the Put-in-Bay Tour Train
Purchase tickets at the Downtown Bus Terminal located at the corner of Delaware and Toledo Avenues. Passengers then board the yellow open air trolly pulled along by a Jeep. Along the way, riders learn about this history of Put-in-Bay. The tour guide points out interesting attractions along the way.
Tour train riders get a chance to hop out of the train and see some of Put-in-Bay most beloved attractions, including:
- Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center
- Heineman’s Winery
- Perry’s Victory and International Peace Monument
- Lake Erie Island Nature and Wildlife Area
These sites are all important parts of the Put-in-Bay story. At Perry’s Cave, riders will learn about Commodore Perry’s quest to keep his troops healthy during the Battle of Lake Erie. He discovered an underground lake in the cave full of pure water. This quenched the troops’ thirst. As one of the many caves in Ohio, this one stands out because it is actually the largest geode in the world!
Heineman is Put-in-Bay’s oldest winery. It was able to survive Prohibition due to the Crystal Cave. This cave contains the world’s largest geode. Visitors can tour the cave and the winery. The Gift Shops sells delicious wine, the only wine still made on the island!
Commodore Perry used Put-in-Bay as his harbor when fighting the British in the War of 1812. This monument, a 352-foot column, celebrates everlasting peace between nations.
The ecology of Put-in-Bay and Lake Erie is diverse and fascinating. Learn all about it at the Wildlife Area.
The Put-in-Bay Tour Train is a leisurely activity the can be enjoyed by guests of all ages. It is a great way to learn some new things about the island, for first-timers to old friends of Put-in-Bay alike.
Take a Jet Express or any Put in Bay ferry to the island and explore the many attractions it has to offer.