It’s Go Time for Sonny-S Boat Line

Sonny-S Boat Line Captain John Schneider announces the successful completion of the Sonny-S USCG final inspection on 11 May 2023, after a nearly two-year break in service for major hull restoration.


Trips between Middle Bass Island and Put-in-Bay started today and continue on a weekend-only schedule through Memorial Day Weekend.  The regular, daily service begins on 8 June 2023!

For ticket information and schedules, visit Sonny-S Boat Line on the Web!

Dinner & Bands Rock on Delaware Street

Look no further than the Chicken Patio and Round House Bar for a great night out at Put-in-Bay!  Chicken Patio invites you to enjoy its famous local-wine-basted chicken dinner.  This family tradition began in 1952 and continues today with chicken basted in our home-recipe and served with the sweetest corn husked daily, potato salad, and a roll.

Dine on the patio of The Historic Park Hotel and then take in the outstanding tunes at the famous Round House Bar right next door.

Click to learn more about Round House Bar!

Time for Family Fun Center at Put-in-Bay

Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center continues a tradition of exciting and entertaining adventures for the whole family at Put-in-Bay.  It’s a Kid Friendly Zone!

1. See Perry’s Cave, a natural limestone cave steeped in historical tradition and registered as an Ohio Natural Landmark.

2. Witness over 50 different types of exotic butterflies from all over the world at the Butterfly House.

3. Chart your course around a challenging 18-hole miniature golf course, and learn a little history along the way!

4. Find your way out of Put-in-Bay’s only giant maze?

5. Come see the island’s oldest automobiles.

6. Discover real gemstones and fossils.

7. Climb a rock wall.

8. Top it all off with a ride on the Tour Train!

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial opens May 20 for 2023 Season 

Put-in-Bay, Ohio – Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial opens for the 2023 season on Saturday, May 20. The Visitor Center and Memorial will be open Thursday through Monday from 10am until 6pm.

Image by North Coast Aerial

Tickets to visit the Observation Deck of the Memorial may be purchased in the Visitor Center located at 180 Toledo Avenue and are $10 per person; children under 16 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.  The America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes are accepted and available for purchase in the Visitor Center.

Superintendent Rowles said, “Shifting to timed ticket sales from the Visitor Center will improve the overall experience by allowing visitors the opportunity to plan their visit and explore other areas of the park or South Bass Island.”  Seawall Restoration construction will continue in 2023 and the primary focus will be on the north side of the park along Bayview Avenue. When visiting, please be mindful of the additional construction related traffic so that your visit is safe and enjoyable.

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial was established to honor those who fought and died in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812 and to celebrate the long-lasting peace between the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. The Memorial, a Doric column, rising 352 feet over Lake Erie is 5 miles from the longest unarmed border in the world. It has an open-air Observation Deck 317 feet tall offering spectacular views of the Lake Erie Islands and Canada.

Put-in-Bay Shopping Treasures at Island Boutiques & Country House Gifts

Put-in-Bay shopping is one of the wonderful attractions while on South Bass Island.  From fresh summer clothing styles to charming accessories the selections are sure to satisfy the discriminating shopper at Island Boutiques.

Country HouseHowever, the prominent and highly regarded shopping landmark conveniently located on Delaware Street across from DeRivera Park is Country House Gifts!  There you will discover splendid home decor treasures unlike any other at Put-in-Bay, as well as fine jewelry and a grand collection of island-style souvenirs.

Take a gander at the exceptional shopping experience you will encounter . . .