Perry’s Cave Gift Shop
Perry’s Cave Gift Shop at Perry’s Family Fun Center offers an eclectic variety of gifts unique to the island this center of fun on the island. This Must stop location is located just a mile from the downtown strip. It is an easy Put-in-Bay Golf Cart ride there, or you can take the Put-in-Bay Tour train or a Put-in-Bay Taxi.
Perry’s Cave Gift Shop Particulars
The Perry’s Cave Gift shop offers the same hours as Perry’s Cave, Open daily during the summer season, education and gifts related to the ecological side of the island can be purchased. South Bass Island is known for its geodes and gemstones, notably at Perry’s Cave and the across the street at Crystal Cave. Geodes can be purchased onsite and cut to reveal the mesmerizing crystals inside. Gemstone mining is available through the gift shop. Bags of gems can be purchased at the gift shop. Run water over your rough mix at the Gemstone Mining exhibit to reveal your fossils and treasures.
Don’t forget to pick up a souvenir from this trip. A huge selection can be found at Perry’s and Put-in-Bay Souvenir Shops.
The avid golfer in your group can purchase tickets for the War of 18 holes Mini Golf, those ready to test their speed can get a timecard for Fort AMaze’n, and the adventurist in your party can find Rock Wall tickets at the shop. Last but not least, don’t forget to purchase your tickets for cave tours and venture into the deep dark caverns of the island.
Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center
Perry’s Cave is a one-stop shop when it comes to activities for the entire family. Packages are available or tickets for each individual attraction can be purchased. From mini golf to cave tours, there something for everyone. Located just a short drive from the Village of Put in Bay, you can also hitch a ride on the Put in Bay Tour Train, which makes regular stops there, or even Rent a cart from Put in Bay Golf Carts to get you to this adventurous location.
The favorite attraction for all is the Perry’s Cave tour. The limestone cavern is one of a kind, with it being the only location on the island to have an underground lake and intact roof. The underground lake is very important to the history of the island as it was once a source of fresh drinking water. Historians have reported that the cave was discovered during the war of 1812 by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. Many of his troops had become ill and they were in desperate need of drinking water. It’s been reported that this fresh water helped to bring those sick soldiers back to health.
In 1892 the Infamous Hotel Victory found this underground lake to be useful as well. The Largest hotel in America at the time burned to the ground in 1892. Pieces of this structure such as the natatorium can still be seen at what is now South Bass State Park.
Perrys Cave Attractions
- Miniature Golf
- Fort aMaze’n
- The Butterfly House
- Perry’s Cave
- Rock Wall
- Gemstone Mining
- Antique Car Museum
- DanDee’s Snack Shack
With the action-packed opportunities, you’ll never be bored at Perry’s. If something a little quieter and serene is more your speed, stop by and spend some time at the Butterfly House. With over 50 species of butterflies and comforting sounds, the beautiful landscape and experience will leave you breathless.
After your cave tour, gather your group for a little healthy competition at the mini-golf course. If that’s not quite your speed race your friends through Fort aMaze’n. You can also test and challenge your climbing skills and the Rock Wall.
Your tour won’t be complete without a trip back in when you stop to look at the vintage car collection at the Antique Car Museum. An added bonus is the fact that this attraction is free. Finally, now that you are famished form the day’s adventures don’t to stop and get a treat at DanDee’s Snack Shack.