Tour Put-in-Bay in the best way possible, with the Put-in-Bay Tour Train. This bright, cheery train choo-choos throughout the island, passing all the best attractions. The open-air trolley makes it easy to take in those lake breezes on this one hour guided tour.
Boarding the Tour Train
Purchase tickets at the Downtown Bus terminal at the corner of Delaware and Toledo Avenue. The train itself is pulled by Jeep so it’s not dictated by tracks. The driver shares a wealth of information along the way. Learn about the history of Put-in-Bay and all the various points of interest. Perfect for newbies to the island or true fans of the island.
The Put-in-Bay Tour Train Schedule Stops
The train stops at several popular attractions along the way.
- Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center
- Heineman Winery
- Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial
- Lake Erie Island Nature and Wildlife Area
The journey itself is one of the most enjoyable aspects of the tour. The tour guide will tell you all about Put-in-Bay’s important role in the War of 1812. Commodore Perry sailed from Put-in-Bay to defeat the British in the Battle of Lake Erie. Perry’s Monument is a testament to his and his troops’ bravery as well as everlasting peace.
Heineman’s is the oldest winery in Put-in-Bay and the only winery that practices “vine to wine.” this means they grow the grapes they use in their wine. Wine is available to sell at the Gift Shop. Heineman’s survived Prohibition due to the presence of the Crystal Cave. This natural wonder contains the largest geode in the world.
Another amazing cave can be found at Perry’s. This limestone cave is 52 ft below the surface and contains a rare underground lake. Perry’s also has loads of fun things, from the Butterfly House to the War of 18 Holes mini golf. Make sure to come back and spend the day.
Put-in-Bay is full of history and amazing sights. Make sure to hop on the Tour Train next time you’re here!