Perry’s Cave is a very special feature of Put-in-Bay. Located at the heart of Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center, this limestone cave is a testament to the island’s unique ecology.

Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center.

This complex includes a variety of activities for the whole family. From a 25-ft rock wall, Gemstone Mining, and also the Butterfly House, Perry’s is stocked full of fun. Kids and kids at heart flock here all summer long. A favorite is definitely the War of 18 Holes, a historical mini golf course based around the battles of the War of 1812. Challenge your friends at a race through Fort aMaze’n, a challenging maze that stumps even the best of them.

DanDee’s Snack Shack feeds guests with crispy, gooey appetizers, fried fish, and ice cream.

Located about a mile from downtown Put-in-Bay, Perry’s is an essential stop on your Put-in-Bay getaway.

About Perry’s Cave

This limestone cave lies 52 feet beneath the surface of the island. Legend has it Oliver Hazard Perry discovered the cave in 1813. During the Battle of Lake Erie, he used water from the rare underground lake to satiate his troops.

The cave is 208 feet long by 165 feet wide. Encrusted with calcium carbonate, the walls contain amazing formations. Stalagmites, stalactites, and also cave pearls can be found within Perry’s Cave.

The temperature stays at 50 degrees year round. Remember to bring a jacket! Furthermore, the lake is quite unusual and rises and falls with the levels of Lake Erie. 

Tours leave from the gift shop at regular intervals. The shop itself is well-stocked with lots of toys, souvenirs, and also geodes. Visitors can actually buy a geode, which looks like a rough hewn rock, and have it cut on-site. Once cut, a geode reveals a beautiful bed of crystals inside.


979 Catawba Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, USA