St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

One of the oldest churches on South Bass Island, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church welcomes worshippers of all faiths. Located a short walk from downtown Put-in-Bay, this church sits on the corner of Lakeview and Catawba Avenues. They offer Sunday services which are wonderful places to meet fellow islanders, both permanent and temporary, and continue your worship traditions while on vacation. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Details Held every Sunday throughout the year, the 10:30 am service includes a beautiful music program. There is also a service at 7:45 am. Each service includes the Holy Eucharist. An after-school program is also held...

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Perry’s Cave Rock Wall

Perry’s Cave Rock Wall

Newly upgraded for the 2018 summer season on Put-in-Bay, the Rock Wall at Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center is even better than before. This 25 ft. wall challenges both beginners and experts alike in their race to the top! Perry’s Cave Rock Wall Details Different skill levels are included on the wall. Anyone over 50 pounds is allowed to climb up. Climbers are all strapped into harnesses before their ascent. Follow the color-coded handholds for easy or challenging climbs. Three climbs cost only $10 so you can keep improving as you scale this mighty tower. Combo pricing is available...

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Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church
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Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church

The Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church offers a magnificent and peaceful space for those in search of fellowship while visiting Put-in-Bay and South Bass Island. Locals and tourists alike love the stately sanctuary and stately beauty of this stone church. Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church Details The Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church is home for the Catholic community on Put-in-Bay. The Church welcomes everyone from year round residents to summer guests that come up for the weekend. During the summer season, worshippers may attend mass on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 5:30 pm, Sundays at 10:30 am. The parish is located...

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Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center

Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center

The Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center works to preserve the natural wonder of South Bass Island. Interactive exhibitions, classes, and events are regularly programmed here. By educating the next generation on how to protect the environment, this special spot of the world will continue to thrive. The Lake Erie Islands Wildlife Center is open daily from 11 am-5 pm and it is a great place to take the kids, family, or grandchildren. Both residents and visitors should make a trip to the Lake Erie Islands Wildlife Center on of your stops at Put-in-Bay. Summer activities include nature walks,...

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War of 18 Holes Miniature Golf

War of 18 Holes Miniature Golf

Come play a round or two of mini-golf at The War of 18 Holes Miniature Golf Course at Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center. The only mini-golf course on the island, this game is positively historic! Learn all about the battles of the War or 1812 while enjoying the Put in Bay attractions that the Family Fun Center has to offer. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world if you’re there with family, putt-putt is always a safe bet for a great time! So even if it’s not a particularly unique attraction, the War of 18 Holes mini-golf...

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Adventure Bay Amusement Park

Adventure Bay Amusement Park

Get off the Put in Bay ferry and go straight to Adventure Bay Amusement Park and spend the whole day, or week there! It is the place where a lot of things to do in Put in Bay are found. Kids can horse around in the pool and play in the arcade. Adults can just hang by the pool. What is better than that? Adventure Bay is just outside of downtown Put-in-Bay. The Commodore Resort is a short walk as well as the Post Office and Island Hardware. Adventure Bay Amusement Park Highlights One of the main Put in Bay attractions...

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Put-in-Bay Raceway

Put-in-Bay Raceway

Race at the fastest speeds on the whole of South Bass Island at Put-in-Bay Raceway. With a specially constructed bank tracked, these little cars can zoom up to 50 miles per hour. Much faster than your normal, everyday golf cart! Put-in-Bay Raceway Details Fun for all ages, groups of friends love racing each other at only $2 per racer. That’s right! No driver’s license required for this one! Challenge up to four other racers for an exhilarating 2 ½ minute race around the oval track. There’s no telling who will come out on top! The winner buys the next game....

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Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center

Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center

Perry’s Cave is a one-of-a-kind natural wonder located at Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center and as far as caves in Ohio go, it is one of the most fascinating. Just about a mile outside of downtown Put-in-Bay, Perry’s is a must of everyone’s summer checklist. An entire complex of fun, family-friendly activities surrounds the cave. Mini golf, rock climbing, sifting through dirt for gems, and enjoying a natural butterfly habitat are just some of the options available to Perry’s Cave guests! About Perry’s Cave South Bass Island is full of ecological wonders to discover. For such a small island, its...

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Kimberly’s Carousel

Kimberly’s Carousel

A beloved fixture of downtown Put-in-Bay, Kimberly’s Carousel has been entertaining kids and kids at heart since it first opened in 1917. Kimberly’s Carousel History Allan Herschell was a driving force in the early days of an amusement park. He was responsible for the earliest designs of roller coasters, trains, and carousels. Some of his designs can still be found today throughout the country. Kimberly’s Carousel is one of his most notable designs and we have George and June Stoiber to thank for its continual existence on Put-in-Bay. When George purchase the carousel in the 1980s, it had fallen into...

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Frequently Asked Questions about Kids Activities in Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Is Put-in-Bay kid-friendly?

Absolutely! Put-in-Bay is a great vacation spot for all ages. There are so many great activities that families can enjoy together such as the Aquatic Visitors Center, The Butterfly House, Perry’s Victory Monument, The Put-in-Bay Tour Train, and so much more! There are so many kid-friendly activities to choose from.

How much does it cost to go to Put-in-Bay?

Guests pay to travel to the island via ferry. There are two ferry options which are the Miller Ferry and the Jet Express. The Miller Ferry is an affordable option at $7.50 per adult per way. There is no admission fee for the island!

How much are golf carts at Put-in-Bay?

On average golf carts cost about $20-$25 per hour. There are also options for day and overnight rentals! Learn more about golf carts on Put-in-Bay!

Do you have to be 21 to go to Put-in-Bay?

No! Put-in-Bay is a great island to visit for all ages. The only establishments that only allow 21 years old and up are certain bars. Everything else on the island is open to families!

When is Put-in-Bay open to visit?

The island opens to visitors on April 1st! The true visitor season is May through September. All businesses are open during the high season!