Perry’s Cave & Family Fun Center
Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center Put-in-Bay
I think it’s all in the name with this awesome Put-In-Bay attraction, Perry’s Cave and Family fun center is the epicenter of good times her at Put-In-Bay. This expansive property is a cool place with something to do for everyone in the family or group of friends. Designed so fun can be had by all ages, everyone that comes here walks away happy!
Perry’s Cave & Family Fun Center Particulars
Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center is just a short distance from downtown and is open 7 days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The property consists of eight different attractions. If visitors are interested in doing multiple activities, group tickets can be purchased for savings, for group discounts call ahead!
Perry’s Cave is the shining star and is truly a magical place to visit. The cave is 52 feet below the surface and wasn’t discovered until 1813. During the War of 1812, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry was desperate to find water for his dehydrated troops during the Battle of Lake Erie. Luckily, he came across this interesting cave which is home to an underground freshwater lake. Because of this coincidental discovery, Commodore Perry is credited for its discovery.
This enigmatic underground lake is a little island mystery, the lake rises and falls with the tides of Lake Erie with no actual connection to the lake itself. It has been a freshwater oasis since it’s discovery, even supplying water to the famous Victory Hotel before it burned to the ground in 1919.
Even on the hottest of days, you’ll need a sweater when taking a tour of this cave, the temperature stays at a cool 52 degrees Fahrenheit.
Bring out your inner Minor and get your hands a little dirty while you pan for treasure! Guests can purchase their own bag of rough mix to sift through, finding geodes and fossils the entire time. Before you ask, YES! They are real! If you’re not the hands-on type, you can purchase your own geode in the gift shop and have it cut right in front of your eyes! Gemstone Mining is a big hit with the kids!
Home to over 55 different species of gorgeous butterflies from 6 different continents. The 4000 sq. foot Butterfly House aviary is beautifully landscaped, making it an ideal home to all the different butterflies. Soft music plays in the background as you tour this oasis, you may get lucky and have one land on you, as it is a sign of genuine luck!
The newest addition at Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center, added in 2018, is straight up and down wall that challenges climbers of all sizes and skill. Safety ropes are used to ensure a safe experience.
Challenge your friends and family to a race to the end of this difficult maze or compete against your best time! As you venture through the Fort aMaze’n maze people can observe and cheer you on from high above in the observation tower.
War of 18 Holes
For those looking for to have some educational fun, the War of 18 Holes mini golf course is for you! This course is both challenging and educational for visitors as they get a mini-story about the War at each hole.
DanDee’s Snack Shack
After your day of fun, this is the perfect place to stop for a little snake. Try the mac n’ cheese balls, perch, or fried mozzarella, there is a snack for everyone! If need something to cool you down, they have several different flavors of ice cream to choose from. DanDee’s Snack Shack is an ideal place to dine with kids.
Antique Car Museum
This attraction is free of charge and is home to some of the oldest cars on the island. Also home to several vintage memorabilia, this is worth the stop while you make your way through. Many of the cars seen in the Antique Car Museum can also be seen in the weekly Sunday Afternoon Antique Car Parade.