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South Bass Island

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Address: 1523 Catawba Ave, Put in Bay, OH 45346
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+1 419-285-2112

Theres plenty to see at South Bass Island, such as the Marblehead...

Theres plenty to see at South Bass Island, such as the Marblehead Lighthouse, the Cedar Point Amusement Park, and the William Perry Monument, and its fishing opportunities cant be beat, especially if you're fishing for Walleye and Perch.

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Another possible ADULT DISNEYLAND and bar crawl

What a place - only way to get here is by boat (as a passenger) or with your car (Miller Ferry) but is it worth it - HELL YES......romantic, fun - way more than most places - get... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Strongsville, Ohio
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Strongsville, Ohio
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81 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a place - only way to get here is by boat (as a passenger) or with your car (Miller Ferry) but is it worth it - HELL YES......romantic, fun - way more than most places - get a golf cart or bike and tour the island - but downtown is the happening place - with WORLDS LONGEST BAR -... More 

1 Thank jacksB173YR
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76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Having an adult playground in your back yard cant be easy, but the residence of the island seem to take everything in stride and with no small amount of grace, turning everything into a part of the island charm decorating houses to reflect the island vibe.

2 Thank Jessica M
Adrian, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Gorgeous and quiet this time of year, easily accessible by ferry, easy to navigate entire island with rented golf cart.

1 Thank Jo P
Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Th is was the perfect weekend get-away for the two of us. It was just a 3 hour drive from western Pennsylvania. The island is very quaint, with a a good bit of restaurants and attractions to spend a long weekend. Golf carts are the preferred mode of transportation. We stayed for 3 nights the first weekend in October (Thursday... More 

1 Thank Carl S
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This is the best place to watch the sunsets!!🌄 Great way to get away from the crowds!! Go in the Fall or during the week in summer. Less people!

Thank Tammy F
Cincinnati, Ohio
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83 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We went out to Put in Bay on the Ferry on a weekday in off season. We visited the Perry Memorial, the Heineman Winery and Crystal Cave and the Lighthouse. It appeared that most of Put in Bay is bars and restaurants.

3 Thank Juliann M
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2016

If you are a mature adult and want a relaxing stay visit this island during the weekdays. It is a more party atmosphere on the weekends. Everyone we encountered was very pleasant and welcoming. We really had a wonderful getaway.

Thank charlottevgroff
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2016

It was a wonderful adventure and I can cross off one more thing from my bucket list, going into Crystal Cave, the largest geode in the world. We explored the island via golf cart but had to cut the visit short due to the rain. I would like to try this trip again, to see the things that we missed.

Thank maria3858
cleveland, ohio
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a great place to spend an day or overnight. You can totally relax, driving your golf cart around all day, soaking up sun and breathing fresh air. You can also party like a nut. Or make it a family thing. For such a small island, you can accomplish a lot. Save money by taking Miller Ferry.

Thank rougetraveler
Buffalo, New York
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

My husband and I went to Put-In-Bay just after we dropped our boys off at college! I think our timing was perfect! The crazy days of summer were over though the place was still brimming with activity! Everyone we met, staff and guests alike, were super friendly! The entertainment at the bars and restaurants was awesome! Great food and drink... More 

Thank Kbitt21

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