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Ohio tourist attractions

Strap on a jet pack and rocket off the surface of Lake Erie. Feed a giraffe. Brave the tallest roller coaster in the world. Uncover Ohio’s hidden history on the Underground Railroad. Lake Erie’s attractions have something for everyone and they’re all right here in Ohio.

African Safari Wildlife Park

African Safari Wildlife Park

Port Clinton

The Midwest's only drive-thru safari. View more than 400 beautiful and exotic animals...

Air1 Airboats

Air1 Airboats

Sandusky

Come tour the east bay of Cedar Point on a one-of a-kind airboat adventure with Capta...

Antique Car Museum

Antique Car Museum

Put-in-Bay

Free attraction at Perry's Cave Family Fun Center. Stroll through the Antique Car Mus...

Aquatic Visitors Center

Aquatic Visitors Center

Put-in-Bay

Explore the center's history as a former state fish hatchery, and meet some of lake E...

Bellevue Society for the Arts

Bellevue Society for the Arts

Bellevue

A 342-seat theatre with state-of-the-art lighting and sound, and a backstage work are...

Bicycle Bill's

Bicycle Bill's

Vermilion

Hands-on owners have 60 years with experience delivering and maintaining top-of-the-l...

Big Game Room Arcade

Big Game Room Arcade

Sandusky

One of Ohio's largest indoor arcades. Experience total family fun with glow mini-golf...

The Butterfly House at Put-in-Bay

The Butterfly House at Put-in-Bay

Put-in-Bay

Walk among hundreds of butterflies imported from Malaysia and Costa Rica in the fully...

Castalia State Fish Hatchery

Castalia State Fish Hatchery

Castalia

As part of the Castalia Blue Hole system of underground springs, the area provides a ...

Catawba Island Club and Marina North

Catawba Island Club and Marina North

Port Clinton

Private club resort offering numerous full-service food and bar service. Resort ameni...

Cedar Downs

Cedar Downs

Sandusky

The only off-track betting facility in Ohio. Wager on the horses at Cedar Downs, loca...

Cedar Lanes Entertainment Complex

Cedar Lanes Entertainment Complex

Sandusky

This entertainment facility offers several attractions under one roof. Enjoy a 32-lan...

Cedar Point Amusement Park & Resort

Cedar Point Amusement Park & Resort

Sandusky

Full of fun and excitement for the whole family, Cedar Point’s been voted the "Best A...

Cedar Point Lighthouse

Cedar Point Lighthouse

Sandusky

This 38-ft. lighthouse was built in 1862. The light, which was used for navigation un...

Cedar Point's Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark

Cedar Point's Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark

Sandusky

This indoor waterpark resort features liquid fun for the whole family in a tropical i...

Challenge Park

Challenge Park

Sandusky

An activity complex located on the Cedar Point peninsula that features RipCord Skycoa...

Chateau Tebeau Winery

Chateau Tebeau Winery

Helena

Bob and Mary Tebeau would like to welcome and invite you to experience Chateau Tebeau...

Civilian Marksmanship Program

Civilian Marksmanship Program

Port Clinton

Welcoming anyone interested in learning about firearm safety, competitive and recreat...

Cooke-Dorn House Historic Site

Cooke-Dorn House Historic Site

Sandusky

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

Crabbie's Quarter Deck Arcade

Crabbie's Quarter Deck Arcade

Sandusky

6,000 sq.ft. of gaming action with the latest in arcade games. Guests can accumulate ...

The Crew's Nest

The Crew's Nest

Put-in-Bay

Put-in-Bay's premier boating club is home of the island's largest private marina. Bec...

D&D Smith Winery

D&D Smith Winery

Norwalk

This 1890 house-turned-winery is open for wine tastings. Relax while sitting outside ...

Doller Estate

Doller Estate

Put-in-Bay

Experience island life as it was in the 1800s. Tour the Doller House, home to one of ...

Edison Birthplace

Edison Birthplace

Milan

Visit the early boyhood home of Thomas Edison in Milan, Ohio. The museum features a c...

Erie Spirit Sailing

Erie Spirit Sailing

Marblehead

Steer a 33 ft. sailboat under the guidance of Captain Jim or sit back and relax durin...

Firelands Symphony Orchestra

Firelands Symphony Orchestra

Sandusky

The Firelands Symphony Orchestra presents six live, offers high-quality, symphonic co...

Firelands Winery

Firelands Winery

Sandusky

Wine has been made on this site since 1880. Stop by for a tour and a tasting of award...

Follett House Museum

Follett House Museum

Sandusky

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

Fort aMAZEn Giant Maze

Fort aMAZEn Giant Maze

Put-in-Bay

Put-in-Bay's only giant maze. Challenge yourself and your friends. Best time wins pri...

Gemstone Mining & Geode Cutting

Gemstone Mining & Geode Cutting

Put-in-Bay

Pan for real gems, minerals, and fossils at the huge mining sluice. Kids of all ages ...

Ghostly Manor Thrill Center

Ghostly Manor Thrill Center

Sandusky

Mulch-attraction family entertainment center. Featured on The Travel Channel’s "Best ...

Glacial Grooves

Glacial Grooves

Kelleys Island

The world's largest accessible glacial grooves, embedded with fossils that are 350-40...

Goodtime Lake Erie Island Cruises-Kelleys Island

Goodtime Lake Erie Island Cruises-Kelleys Island

Kelleys Island

Enjoy a relaxing day on Lake Erie aboard the Goodtime I. Visit Put-in-Bay, and enjoy...

Goodtime Lake Erie Island Cruises-Put-in-Bay

Goodtime Lake Erie Island Cruises-Put-in-Bay

Put-in-Bay

Day long cruise visits Kelleys Island and Put-in-Bay. ADA accessible. Cruising Memori...

Goodtime Lake Erie Island Cruises-Sandusky

Goodtime Lake Erie Island Cruises-Sandusky

Sandusky

Enjoy a relaxing day on Lake Erie aboard the Goodtime I. Visit Kelleys Island and Put...

Goofy Golf

Goofy Golf

Sandusky

Play miniature golf, cool-off on bumper boats, test your skills with sharp curves and...

Gotcha! Laser Tag

Gotcha! Laser Tag

Put-in-Bay

Put-in-Bay's first and only Laser Tag! Great entertainment and an outdoor activity fu...

Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge

Sandusky

An all-suites, full-service family indoor waterpark resort that is designed to delive...

Heidelberg University

Tiffin

Heidelberg University is a private liberal arts college. 1,100 undergraduates and ove...

Heineman's Winery

Heineman's Winery

Put-in-Bay

Currently in its 5th generation, Heineman's Winery was founded in 1888 by Gustav Hein...

Historic Lyme Village

Historic Lyme Village

Bellevue

Experience the past as you tour the sixteen buildings of this 19th century village. T...

Hoover Auditorium

Hoover Auditorium

Lakeside

A wide variety of programs offered in the historic 2,600-seat Hoover Auditorium. The ...

Huron Lighthouse & Fishing Pier

Huron Lighthouse & Fishing Pier

Huron

The Huron Lighthouse is maintained by the United States Coast Guard. The lighthouse i...

Huron Playhouse

Huron Playhouse

Huron

Ohio's oldest continuing summer theatre. Nationally recognized as a premiere educatio...

Inscription Rock

Inscription Rock

Kelleys Island

The 32 x 21 ft. surface of the rock is covered with one of the finest examples of abo...

Island Adventures Family Fun Center

Island Adventures Family Fun Center

Port Clinton

Beautifully landscaped 18-hole miniature golf course, fast go-karts, water squirting ...

Jet Express-Kelleys Island

Jet Express-Kelleys Island

Kelleys Island

High-speed passenger ferry from Kelleys Island to downtown Put-in-Bay, Port Clinton o...

Jet Express-Port Clinton

Jet Express-Port Clinton

Port Clinton

High-speed passenger ferry with direct service to downtown Kelleys Island and Put-in-...

Jet Express-Put-in-Bay

Jet Express-Put-in-Bay

Put-in-Bay

High-speed passenger ferry from Put-in-Bay to downtown Kelleys Island, Sandusky or Po...

Jet Express-Sandusky

Jet Express-Sandusky

Sandusky

High-speed passenger ferry from Sandusky to downtown Kelleys Island and Put-in-Bay. C...

John Christ Winery

John Christ Winery

Avon Lake

From a taste to a case, John Christ Winery provides an exceptional array of medal-win...

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...

Kalahari Waterpark Resort

Kalahari Waterpark Resort

Sandusky

Experience the time of your life with everything under one roof. Indoor body boarding...

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

Kelleys Island

Kelleys Island

Most commonly explored by foot, bike, golf cart, and/or kayak, Ohio’s largest island ...

Kelleys Island Ferry Boat Line-Kelleys Island

Kelleys Island Ferry Boat Line-Kelleys Island

Kelleys Island

The only passenger/vehicle ferry service between Kelleys Island and Marblehead. Durin...

Kelleys Island Ferry Boat Line-Marblehead

Kelleys Island Ferry Boat Line-Marblehead

Marblehead

The only passenger/vehicle ferry service between Kelleys Island and Marblehead. Durin...

Kelleys Island State Park

Kelleys Island State Park

The park features hiking trails, camping, launch ramp, fishing, summer programs, picn...

Lagoon Deer Park

Lagoon Deer Park

Sandusky

Walk-thru petting zoo with over 200 animals, gift shop, and stocked fishing lakes. Mo...

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...

Lakeside Chautauqua Watercraft Rentals

Lakeside Chautauqua Watercraft Rentals

Lakeside

Sunfish sailboats, paddleboards, and kayak rentals available. Week-long Sunfish saili...

Lakeside Chautauqua Wooden Boat Excursions & Charters

Lakeside Chautauqua Wooden Boat Excursions & Charters

Lakeside

30-minute wooden boat excursions are offered from 6-8 pm Mon and Thurs during the sum...

Liberty Aviation Museum

Liberty Aviation Museum

Port Clinton

Showcasing operational, historical aircraft and vehicles, including "Georgie's Gal" a...

The Listening Room

The Listening Room

Port Clinton

A music venue where nationally touring, talented singer/songwriters perform their ori...

M3 Family Pass

M3 Family Pass

Sandusky

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

Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

Marblehead

This state park features picnic facilities, fishing, walking trails, and the Marblehe...

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

Smiles all around as the carousel spins and the music plays at The Merry-Go-Round Mus...

Middle Bass Island

Middle Bass Island

Middle Bass Island

This 750-acre island lies seven miles north of the U.S. mainland and just one-and-a-h...

Milan Museum

Milan Museum

Milan

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

Miller Ferries - Catawba

Miller Ferries - Catawba

Port Clinton

Passenger/vehicle ferries run round-trip between the northern tip of Catawba peninsul...

Miller Ferries - Put-in-Bay

Miller Ferries - Put-in-Bay

Put-in-Bay

Passenger/vehicle ferries run round-trip between the northern tip of Catawba peninsul...

Miller Ferries-Middle Bass Island

Miller Ferries-Middle Bass Island

Port Clinton

Passenger/vehicle ferries run round-trip between the northern tip of Catawba peninsul...

Mills Creek Golf Course

Mills Creek Golf Course

Sandusky

Beautiful 9-hole course with rolling hills and a rippling creek provide affordable fu...

Moyer Riding Stable and Farm

Moyer Riding Stable and Farm

Oak Harbor

Take a peaceful, scenic, guided horseback ride on a trail along the river, through th...

Mystic Belle Cruises

Mystic Belle Cruises

Vermilion

Take a relaxing paddle-wheel tour on the historic and scenic Vermilion River. The tou...

North Coast Parasail & Water Sports

North Coast Parasail & Water Sports

Sandusky

Experience the thrills of WaveRunner riding and parasailing from the beach behind Ced...

Northcoast Grapevine Tours, LLC

Northcoast Grapevine Tours, LLC

Lorain

Providing guided winery tours and winery-themed corporate events in Northern Ohio’s w...

Northern Lights Arcade

Northern Lights Arcade

Sandusky

Join the excitement in the arcade at Great Wolf Lodge. Featuring over 100 games and a...

Oak Harbor Golf Club

Oak Harbor Golf Club

Oak Harbor

This scenic 18-hole course is built on the banks of the Portage River. Complete facil...

Ohio Veterans Home Museum

Ohio Veterans Home Museum

Sandusky

Located inside the I.F. Mack Buliding at the Ohio Veterans Home this museum displays...

Ottawa County Museum

Ottawa County Museum

Port Clinton

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

Perry's Cave

Perry's Cave

Put-in-Bay

Discover the deepest, darkest secret under South Bass Island. A natural limestone cav...

Perry's Cave Family Fun Center

Perry's Cave Family Fun Center

Put-in-Bay

One stop for all day family fun! Enjoy Perry's Cave, The Butterfly House at Put-in-Ba...

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...

Pottery Pizzazz

Pottery Pizzazz

Sandusky

You don't need to be an overnight guest of Kalahari Resort to create your own masterp...

Put-in-Bay & South Bass Island

Put-in-Bay & South Bass Island

Put-in-Bay

The Victorian-era village of Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island has been attracting visi...

Put-in-Bay Parasail

Put-in-Bay Parasail

Put-in-Bay

Get an amazing birds-eye-view of the stunning Lake Erie islands and Put-in-Bay's harb...

Put-in-Bay Tour Train

Put-in-Bay Tour Train

Put-in-Bay

It's how to see Put-in-Bay! The tour train departs from the Depot downtown Put-in-Bay...

Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals

Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals

Put-in-Bay

With locations on South Bass Island (Put-in-Bay) and Kelleys Island. Watercraft rides...

Put-in-Bay Winery

Put-in-Bay Winery

Put in Bay

Enjoy a guided wine-tasting tour of the historic Valentine Doller Estate that showcas...

Quarry Hill Winery & Orchard

Quarry Hill Winery & Orchard

Berlin Heights

Visit this winery and neighboring orchard market. The wines are an eclectic variety o...

Rain

Rain

Sandusky

Rain indoor waterpark offers a smaller setting with thrill slides, a 50 ft. tower wit...

Rock Climbing Wall

Rock Climbing Wall

Put-in-Bay

Soar to new heights 25 feet above the grounds of Perry's Cave Family Fun Center at th...

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

Fremont

Experience 19th century American life while touring the newly restored 31-room home, ...

Safari Outdoor Adventure Park

Safari Outdoor Adventure Park

Sandusky

Bringing to life the African animals seen in photos, murals, and other artwork around...

Sandusky Cultural Center

Sandusky Cultural Center

Sandusky

This gallery provides educational and entertaining exhibits that stimulate an interes...

Sandusky Star Lanes

Sandusky Star Lanes

Sandusky

Now with two locations. 24 lanes with automatic scoring, bumpers, children's and hand...

Sandusky State Theatre

Sandusky State Theatre

Sandusky

This 1,500-seat national landmark is a top entertainment destination for the Lake Eri...

Sawmill Creek Golf Club

Sawmill Creek Golf Club

Huron

Located at Sawmill Creek Resort, this Tom Fazio designed, 18-hole, par 71, public cou...

Sawmill Creek Watercraft Rentals

Sawmill Creek Watercraft Rentals

Huron

Rent a Jet Ski or kayak and enjoy the open waters of Lake Erie while viewing some of ...

The Sawmill Explorer

The Sawmill Explorer

Huron

The Sawmill Explorer takes up to 70 resort/non-resort guests on cruises along the sho...

Schedel Arboretum & Gardens

Schedel Arboretum & Gardens

Elmore

Schedel Arboretum & Gardens is a 17-acre hidden treasure with unparalleled beauty and...

Schoepfle Garden

Schoepfle Garden

Birmingham

70-Acre arboretum and garden containing 20 acres of topiaries, rose gardens and peren...

Scooops Kid Spa

Scooops Kid Spa

Sandusky

An ice cream-themed spa perfect for pampering your little princess or prince. Offerin...

Seneca Caverns

Seneca Caverns

Bellevue

"The Caviest Cave!" Walk natural stone steps and pathways through the "Earth Crack" ...

Shore-Nuf Charters

Shore-Nuf Charters

Port Clinton

Fishing charters and walk-on headboats available. Can accommodate groups up to 48. Fi...

Sidney Frohman Planetarium

Sidney Frohman Planetarium

Sandusky

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

Skateworld

Skateworld

Sandusky

Great Family Fun! Specializing in birthday parties and groups. Located within Ghostly...

Soak City

Soak City

Sandusky

An 18-acre outdoor waterpark located on a Lake Erie beach next to Cedar Point. Soak C...

Sorrowful Mother Shrine

Sorrowful Mother Shrine

Bellevue

A Catholic shrine (seven miles south of Bellevue between SR 547 and SR 4), located on...

South Bass Island Lighthouse

South Bass Island Lighthouse

Put-in-Bay

Visitors have the opportunity to tour the historic lighthouse and grounds and also le...

Spa Kalahari and Salon

Spa Kalahari and Salon

Sandusky

With 11 themed and soothing treatment areas, Spa Kalahari welcomes friends, couples, ...

Spa Kalahari Junior

Spa Kalahari Junior

Sandusky

The all-new Spa Kalahari Junior features a comprehensive package of kid-friendly spa ...

Star Lanes on the Harbor

Star Lanes on the Harbor

Port Clinton

Now with two locations. 24 lanes with automatic scoring for open play, parties, and G...

Thunderbird Hills Golf Course

Thunderbird Hills Golf Course

Huron

36 holes of golf on rolling terrain with tree lined fairways and river views. Bar Nor...

Tibbels Fishing Charter Service

Tibbels Fishing Charter Service

Marblehead

Private group fishing charters for up to 19 people, and individual walk-on charters a...

The Toledo Zoo

The Toledo Zoo

Toledo

With over 5,000 animals representing 500+ species, the Toledo Zoo is one of the area'...

Tre Sorelle Cioccolato

Tre Sorelle Cioccolato

Sandusky

Enjoy premium chocolates made by hand in an on-site professional kitchen. Ingredients...

Underground Railroad Tour

Underground Railroad Tour

Sandusky

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

Vermilion Lighthouse

Vermilion Lighthouse

Vermilion

The Vermilion Lighthouse is a replica of an original lighthouse that was later moved ...

War of 18-Holes Miniature Golf

War of 18-Holes Miniature Golf

Put-in-Bay

Chart your course for fun around this challenging and beautifully landscaped 18-hole ...

West River Paddle Sports

West River Paddle Sports

Vermilion

Voted #1 in paddleboard, kayak, and canoe rentals/sales in northern Ohio by "Condé Na...

Wizard's Journey

Wizard's Journey

Sandusky

Help the Wizard slay the dragon at this 9 hole, indoor black light 3D interactive mi...

XD 4D Theater

XD 4D Theater

Sandusky

The XD 4D Theater is Ohio's first and only! This motion theater is now showing "Haunt...

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