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When it comes to entertainment and finding fun and interesting things to do in the area, we know you care about drive times not county lines. For this reason, some of our listings below may be in our neighboring counties, but are just a short drive from Sandusky County and we want to truly offer a one-stop planning website where you can find it all when visiting the area and staying in Sandusky County.
Downtown Put-in-Bay, Ohio
Downtown PIB, Delaware Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456
An Everyday Island Getaway awaiting you in downtown Put-in-Bay full of niche restaurants and retail stores with that island flare! Everything from lobster bisque, lake perch, island cocktails, sundresses and ice cream treats waiting just for you. Something for every group from families to gal pals to friendship outings it's all here on the bay. Tour train located at the Chamber location. 419-285-2832, Chamber of Commerce for info at www.visitputinbay.com
Black Swamp Bird Observatory
13551 W. SR 2 Oak Harbor, OH 43449
Located at the entrance to Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, BSBO features a visitors’ center with free birding maps, a gift shop, walking trail, restrooms, and window on wildlife. BSBO organizes The Biggest Week in American Birding (bwiab.com). Year-round, weekends; extended hours during spring and fall migration.
Green Hills Golf Course
1959 S. Main St Clyde, OH 43410
This course layout is a test for golfers of all skill and experience levels. It’s a precise course that holds greater rewards for the golfer who keeps the ball in play rather than the player who relies on the long ball. The Green Hills Golf Course measures a sneaky 5,933 yards, and most players say it gives them optimistic hope in the early holes while causing serious second guessing later in the round. 18 holes + 9 hole executive course.
979 Catawba Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456
Historical documents show that men under the command of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry discovered this limestone cave 40 feet underground during their occupation of the island in 1813. Perry used the underground stream in Perry’s Cave for drinking water during the hot summer prior to the “Battle of Lake Erie”, fought on September 10, 1813. This pivotal naval engagement was fought during the War of 1812. The water in the stream is a consistent 50 degrees year-round. Catawba Avenue, Put-in-Bay, Ohio
1333 Tiffin St, Fremont, OH 43420
Haunted Hydro Dark Attraction Park.
Northwest Ohio's Longest Running and most authentic Haunted House! Built in a 1911 Hydro Electric Power Plant. Complete Park program featuring 3 Haunted Houses, 3 Escape Rooms, , Ghouls Gallery, Muesuem & Gift Shop, Concessions and MORE!
Toledo Museum of Art
2445 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH 43620
Founded in 1901, the acclaimed Toledo Museum of Art has earned global reputation for the quality of it's collection of over 30,000 masterpieces. The beautiful sprawling campus includes a large sculpture garden throughout as well as Toledo Museum of Art's Glass Pavilion, home to a world-renowned glass collection.
1 Cedar Point Dr, Sandusky, OH 44870
Cedar Point is a 364-acre amusement park located on a Lake Erie peninsula in Sandusky, Ohio. Opened in 1870, it is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the United States behind Lake Compounce. Cedar Point is owned and operated by Cedar Fair and is considered the flagship of the amusement park chain.
Tiffin Police and Fire All Patriots Memorial
12 OH-231 Tiffin, Ohio
Tiffin Police and Fire All Patriots Memorial, located at Washington and Water streets near downtown Tiffin, features a beam from the World Trade Center. It pays tribute to those who were affected by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and memorializes those who were killed in the line of duty while serving in the city’s police and fire departments. Tour groups welcome. Guided talks are available on request.
Toledo Zoo & Aquarium
2 Hippo Way, Toledo, Ohio, 43609
Visit the Must Do Zoo! The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is home to more than 10,000 individual animals representing over 720 species. Immerse yourself in the wonder of 3,000+ aquatic animal and get your hands wet with sharks, sting rays and crabs in the Aquarium. Explore animals throughout time in the new ProMedica Museum of Natural History. Visiting the Toledo Zoo is like three attractions in one!
978 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
Crystal Cave, the world’s largest recorded geode, is located on Catawba Avenue directly beneath Heineman Winery. A tour of the cave is included with a tour of the winery. The walls of Crystal Cave are covered in celestite crystals, used in the manufacturing of fireworks. The cave was discovered in 1897 by workers digging a well for the winery. Tours of the cave and winery are given from the first of May through the end of September, beginning at 11:15 and ending at 5 pm Monday through Saturday, and from 12:15 to 5 pm on Sundays.
Imagination Station Toledo
1 Discovery Way, Toledo, OH 43604
Imagination Station, Toledo’s Science Center, is dedicated to making science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fun and accessible. There are hundreds of interactive, hands-on exhibits that are exciting and educational for the entire family.
Whether you only have an hour or you have all day, there is plenty to see and do at Imagination Station. Come explore everything that Imagination Station has to offer!
Ghostly Manor Thrill Center
3319 Milan Rd. (US 250) Sandusky, OH 44870
Open every day of the week at noon, experience the scariest haunted house; Ohio's fastest virtual motion theater; a one-of-a-kind interactive 3D, black light miniature golf journey; a skating rink; or for those 12 yrs. or younger, bounce houses, and an indoor playground. Ghostly Manor Thrill Center is indoors and offers FUN year-round. See website for details.
Tiffin Drive-In Theatre
4041 OH-53, Tiffin, OH 44883
The Tiffin Drive-In Theater is NOW OPEN to entertain residents of Tiffin and the surrounding areas! They have two screens, each with a set of double features. Purchase your tickets online at TiffinDriveInTheater.SimpleTix.com. A full list of processes/rules can be found on their website.
Historic Jail & Dungeon
622 Croghan Street, Fremont, Ohio 43420
This 1 hour and 15 minute Guided Tour includes the 1892 jail with ties to President Rutherford B. Hayes, the 1840's Dungeon located underneath the Sandusky County Courthouse and the Gallows Exhibition Hall featuring the gallows used for the last hanging in Sandusky County. Hear exciting stories while learning the significance of this rare and historic structure. Limited dates and times, check the website or call before coming
National Museum of the Great Lakes
1701 Front Street, Toledo, Ohio 43605
The National Museum of the Great Lakes tells the awe-inspiring stories of our Great Lakes through breathtaking photography, over 300 incredible artifacts, a number of powerful audiovisual displays and 40 hands-on interactive exhibits including the 617-foot iron ore freighter Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship and the historic Museum Tug Ohio.
North Coast Inland Trail
609-597 N Woodland Ave Clyde, OH 43410
The NCIT in Sandusky County offers 21.6 miles of completed, paved trail. 2 gaps remain along the route. One at Fremont and the other at Bellevue. The 3.4-mile gap through Fremont is a marked bike route along city streets. Beware, the stretch along Rt. 20 (W. State St.) has been an issue for some cyclists, as it's a major business route through the heart of the city.
5174 East Water St. Port Clinton, OH 43452
Providing the only vehicle and passenger transportation to Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Island, Miller Ferry also offers the most frequent trips, lowest fares, and free parking. Visit millerferry.com for rates, schedules, directions, coupons, and more!
South Bass Island Lighthouse
2368 Langram Rd, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
Owned and operated by Ohio Sea Grant, visitors to the South Bass Island Lighthouse can climb the tower for a beautiful view and learn about the history of this national historic place. Free and open for tours 11 a.m-5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays from June 19-July 18, 2017 or by appointment (group pricing for groups of 10 or more ). The grounds are open dawn from dusk most days, but are occasionally closed for private events. Located on South Bass Island, Ohio
236 Walnut Ave. Lakeside, OH 43440
For more than 145 years, Lakeside Chautauqua has welcomed families to the Lake Erie shore to participate in a summer Chautauqua experience dedicated to nurturing mind, body, and spirit. Lakeside's historic community offers live entertainment, educational lectures, cultural arts experiences, and recreational activities during its summer programming season and Memorial Day weekend. Quaint shopping, unique restaurants, and a variety of accommodations complete the experience.
22611 State Route 2, Archbold, Ohio 43502
Connect with your past at Ohio's largest living-history village. Enjoy guided tours, period craftsmen, hands-on activities, arts and crafts, annual events and a new 1920's Main Street opening Summer 2020. Other impressive amenities include the Barn Restaurant, Sauder Heritage Inn, conference facilities, a campground, bakery and on-site shopping.
Woussickett Golf Course
6311 Mason Rd Sandusky, OH 44870
Golfers from throughout the region have come to Sandusky to play this unique 18-hole championship layout, which cuts through a wooded creek basin that comes into play on 10 of the 18 holes. It clocks in at about 6,200 yards, creating an inviting course for players to enjoy a picturesque round of Northern Ohio golf.
R.B. Hayes Museum
Spiegel Grove, Fremont, OH 43420
The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is dedicated to 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes and First Lady Lucy Hayes. The site houses their 25-acre wooded estate, known as Spiegel Grove; their 31-room Victorian mansion; the presidential library; a museum that was completely renovated in 2016; the tomb; and a mile of paved walking trails.
93 Delaware Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is a symbol of the long-lasting peace enjoyed by the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. The 352-foot Doric column has an observation platform that offers a 360 degree view of the surrounding islands and mainland.
The Perry Memorial Visitor Center, located on the grounds, offers a 15-minute free movie on the War of 1812 and Battle of Lake Erie. www.nps.gov/pevi/index.htm
L.E.I. Conservancy Trails & Nature Preserves
Langram Rd, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456
Dodge Woods Storybook Trail is just one of many family fun trails on the island. Many Nature Trails & Preserves to choose from: Joan Coates Wildflower Trail & Ladd Carr Woods, Lake Erie Water Trails, Massive Cliffside Preserve and Scheeff East Point Preserve for your family or groups enjoyment. From hiking to birding to family activities the trails and preserves offer something for everyone. Put-in-Bay, Ohio
Sycamore Hills Golf Course
3728 Hayes Ave Fremont, OH 43420
Sycamore Hills Golf Course Welcome to the most challenging public layout in Sandusky County. This 27-hole course is designed to test all skill levels from tee to green, boasting five lakes, strategically-places and traps, mature tree-lined fairways, and finishing holes over a winding stream. Amenities include: Driving range, snack bar, corporate and community outings, fundraising opportunities, youth events, clinics and private instructions.
Copper Whale Winery
1734 E McPherson Hwy, Clyde, Ohio 43410
Copper Whale Winery, located at 1734 E McPherson Hwy. in Clyde, Ohio is Sandusky County's newest winery! They are opening effective Aug of 2020 and are currently open on Saturdays from 4:00 - 10:00 p.m. Plenty of space to social distance outdoors!
3 North Monroe St. Port Clinton, OH 43452
Travel first-class to the islands. Ferry services depart from Sandusky and Port Clinton to Kelley’s Island, Put-In-Bay, and Cedar Point. Smooth ride, comfortable indoor seating, outside sundecks and handicap accessible. For group rates, call 1.800.245.1538 ext. 236 or visit jet-express.com.
(800) 245-1538 ext 236
19255 W Portage River Rd. Elmore, OH
This beautiful 17 acre garden estate is home to many species of unusual plant life and offers boundless opportunities for the appreciation and study of nature. See the themed gardens including the Bonsia area and Japanese Garden, to name a few.