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Aquatic Visitor's Center

Aquatic Visitor's Center

Put-in-Bay

Enjoy a guided tour of this historic fish hatchery and learn about Lake Erie ecology....

Castalia Area Historical Society Museum

Castalia

Small museum and repository of Castalia area historical information and collectibles ...

Cooke-Dorn House Historic Site

Cooke-Dorn House Historic Site

Sandusky

Sandusky is known for its collection of limestone buildings, including this Greek Rev...

Doller Estate

Doller Estate

Put-in-Bay

The Doller Estate allows you to experience island life as it was in the 1800s. Tour t...

Edison Birthplace

Edison Birthplace

Milan

Visit the early boyhood home of Thomas Edison in Milan, Ohio. Edison Birthplace museu...

Erie County Historical Society

The Erie County Historical Society (ECHS) is an organization dedicated to telling the...

Firelands Historical Society Complex

Firelands Historical Society Complex

Norwalk

The Firelands Historical Society Complex encompasses Ohio's
oldest museum along wit...

Follett House Museum

Follett House Museum

Sandusky

Experience Sandusky's history from before the War of 1812, through the Civil War era,...

Glacial Grooves State Memorial

Glacial Grooves State Memorial

Kelleys Island

A National Natural Landmark, the Glacial Grooves on the north side
of Kelleys Island...

Historic Lyme Village

Historic Lyme Village

Bellevue

Experience the past as you tour the 16 buildings of this 19th-century village. Tours ...

Inscription Rock

Inscription Rock

Kelleys Island

See American Indian symbols carved in rock on the south shore of Kelleys Island. Redi...

Johnson's Island Confederate Officers Prison Cemetery

Johnson's Island Confederate Officers Prison Cemetery

Marblehead

This historic cemetery is the final resting place of more than 200 of the 9,000 Confe...

The Keeper's House

The Keeper's House

Marblehead

The oldest-surviving home in Ottawa County offers visitors the chance to experience t...

Kelleys Island Historical Museum

Kelleys Island Historical Museum

Kelleys Island

Museum and gift
shop operated by the Kelleys Island Historical Association. The muse...

Lake Erie Islands Historical Museum

Lake Erie Islands Historical Museum

Put-in-Bay

Displays include over 65 ship models; the South Bass Island Lighthouse Fresnel lens; ...

Lakeside Chautauqua

Lakeside Chautauqua

Lakeside

For more than 140 years, Lakeside Chautauqua has welcomed families to the Lake Erie s...

Liberty Aviation Museum

Liberty Aviation Museum

Port Clinton

Liberty Aviation Museum showcases operational, historical aircraft and vehicles inclu...

M3 Family Pass

M3 Family Pass

Take a break from the lake with your family pass to three great area museums. The M3 ...

Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum

Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum

Bellevue

Opened in 1976, the Mad River and NKP Railroad Museum is a lasting bicentennial proje...

Maritime Museum of Sandusky

Maritime Museum of Sandusky

Sandusky

Dive into the rich maritime history of the Sandusky Bay area at the Maritime Museum o...

Merry-Go-Round Museum

Merry-Go-Round Museum

Sandusky

Take a ride into the past on the antique carousel at The Merry-Go-Round Museum. "Caro...

Milan Museum

Milan Museum

Milan

Explore Milan's canal and shipbuilding history, interact with toys from the past, and...

Ohio Veterans Home Museum

Ohio Veterans Home Museum

Sandusky

Located inside the I.F. Mack Building at the Ohio Veterans Home, this museum display...

Ottawa County Museum

Ottawa County Museum

Port Clinton

Enjoy historical displays about Ottawa County. Exhibits include Native Americans, ear...

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial

Put-in-Bay

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial was established to honor those who f...

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

Fremont

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums houses 19th U.S. President R...

Seneca Caverns

Seneca Caverns

Bellevue

Seneca Caverns-Registered Natural Landmark is "The Caviest Cave!" Walk natural stone ...

Sidney Frohman Planetarium

Sidney Frohman Planetarium

Sandusky

Explore the universe from sky and space, travel to the planets, distant stars, and ga...

Sorrowful Mother Shrine

Sorrowful Mother Shrine

Bellevue

Sorrowful Mother Shrine is a Catholic shrine (seven miles south of Bellevue between S...

Stonehenge Estate Tour and Gift Shop

Stonehenge Estate Tour and Gift Shop

Put-in-Bay

The Stonehenge Estate is a visitor favorite for over 30 years. The self-guided audio ...

Underground Railroad Self-Guided Tour

Underground Railroad Self-Guided Tour

Because of its location on Lake Erie, the number of railroad lines, the Huron and Ver...

Vermilion News Print Shop Museum

Vermilion News Print Shop Museum

Vermilion

The Vermilion Print Shop Museum is situated in the heart of Vermilion's Harbour Town ...

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