Put-in-Bay/South Bass Island
Location & Visitor information
No matter what kind of island getaway you are looking for, you’ll find it in the village of Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island. For the history enthusiast there are a number of sites, most notably the Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial which is managed by the National Park Service. The 352-ft. monument includes a visitor’s center and interpretive programs with park rangers. The island’s heritage is also documented at museums and historical homes. Those with a thirst for outdoor adventure will love watercraft rentals, charter fishing, parasailing, and the island’s natural areas and parks, including a nine-hole golf course. Music-lovers will enjoy the live-entertainment district, filled with a variety of musicians performing everything from country to classic rock, along with folk, comedy, and more. Mouth-watering restaurants and taverns suit every palate, along with two island wineries. Unique shops and galleries appeal to souvenir-seekers. Family fun can be found with underground cave tours, mini-golf, butterfly house, go-karts, a carousel, aquatic center, and playgrounds. Begin your Put-in-Bay experience with a narrated island tour on the Put-in-Bay Island Tour Train, or go at your own pace with a golf cart, scooter, or bike rental. Take the time to savor island life by spending a few days; diverse lodging options are available.