Perry’s Cave & Family Fun Center – Put-in-Bay Ohio
Perry’s Cave & Family Fun Center is truly made for families. They have a maze they takes the kids awhile to get through, a rock wall for climbers, a butterfly house that has lots of butterflies and more. We all had fun and learn a few things!
With over 50 different types of exotic butterflies from all over the world, the Butterfly House is the place to be.
Chart your course around our challenging 18-hole miniature golf course, and learn a little history along the way!
An extraordinary hands-on experience where you can discover real gemstones and fossils!
Be the first to climb to the top of their 25-ft. tall rock wall and ring the bell. The trained staff will make sure you are securely attached into the harness and safety rope. There are 4 sides with varying degrees of difficulty. Try them all and get a birds-eye view of the park.
View the island’s oldest automobile. Rare Model Ts, vintage snowmobiles, road sign and gasoline memorabilia. A rare FREE ATTRACTION to enjoy with the young and old.
The kids took lots of pictures because they had to be in each face. This is outside of the maze.
Put-in-Bay’s only giant maze challenge. Purchase a maze passport then punch your start time as you race to find and mark special stops along the way. Continue racing to find the exit and punch your finish time. Try to beat your time with reduced repeat trips. Work as a team or race against each other; either way you’ll have fun getting lost and found over and over again. Parents and children will enjoy the observation tower over the maze.
Here are some pictures of the cave.
Perry’s Cave, registered as a Ohio Natural Landmark, is a natural limestone cave steeped in historical tradition.
The cave lies 52 feet below the surface of South Bass Island in Lake Erie. The discovery of the cave, in 1813, is credited to Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, hero of the battle of Lake Erie. The cave is 208 feet long by 165 feet wide. View stalactites, stalagmites and cave pearls on the cave’s walls, ceiling and floor created by heavily encrusted calcium carbonate deposits from centuries of water dripping from the ceiling. The temperature remains in the vicinity of 50° year-round.
A rare Underground Lake is also located in the cave. The water level rises and falls with that of Lake Erie, indicating subterranean connections. Recent findings reveal that after Perry’s men became ill, they used the fresh cold water from Perry’s Cave Lake to drink. The luxurious Victory Hotel, once the largest hotel in the world, also used the water from the cave’s lake. The hotel burned in 1919 and its ruins are visible at the South Bass Island State Park.
Descending from the shop area, tours are at frequent intervals. The average tour takes 20 minutes, but you may need to allow longer because our courteous and knowledgeable guides talk to you, not at you. Light wrap and comfortable walking shoes with rubber soles are suggested.
The video is pretty long but it tells you a lot about the cave.
Visit for directions and hours.
I was furnished a tickets thanks to Miller Ferries, to complete this review.