Caves and Mines
Perrys Cave Family Fun Center Put In Bay
Where are we going today?
Who said all of the family fun needs to be ABOVE ground? Perry's Cave Family Fun Center is a great mixture of both above AND below ground adventure!
It's called Perry's Cave - so let's start right there! Perry's Cave is a registered Ohio National Landmark, so you know it's going to be really special! Here, you can venture 52ft below the surface of South Bass Island, and explore this incredible natural wonder.
The cave was discovered back in 1813, but it was actually formed over millions and millions of years! Here, kids can really see some incredible natural formations such as the stalactites and stalagmites, and even cave pearls clutching the cave walls.
Don't miss the impressive underground lake too, where the water rises and falls as Lake Erie does.
But we did say that Perry's Cave Family Fun Center is above ground fun too, so let's explore there! How about spending some time with over 50 different types of colorful butterflies from all over the world in the Butterfly House. With 4,000 sq ft to explore, kids can move around this aviary as these amazing creatures fly freely around them!
Mini golf next as you can try and navigate the 18 holes of mini golf, and learn some history along the way! Kids can learn all about the war of 1812 as they make their way through the shady trees and flowers, and even a waterfall cave!
Keeping with the cave theme kids can also try the hands-on experience of gemstone mining, where kids can try and find their fortune with REAL gemstones and fossils, or they can scale new heights with the rock wall.
Did we mention there is a giant maze too?
It really is a family fun day out at Perry's Cave Family Fun Center! Are you ready for the adventure?
How much does it cost?
- AdultsIndividually priced attractions. All attractions $26
- ChildrenIndividually priced attractions. All attractions $18 (Ages 6-12)
- Free Under: 5 for cave
When can we go?
10am - 6pm. 5pm close April to Oct
Year round. Cave weekends only April to Oct.
There are three tour options you can book, which include great packages with the attractions!.
There is Dan Dee's Snack Shack where you can fill up on burgers hot dogs, ice cream, fries and more! Open May to Sept only. .
There is a picnic area where you can enjoy your own lunch!.
Any Top Tips?
Check the opening times for all of the attractions as they each are different. There is a different admission for each too, but you can get combo tickets to save money.
Need a little extra help?
Give them a call to check the accessibility of the cave and other attractions.
Can I get one of those?
There is a gift shop where you can pick up educational items, gemstones, science kits, and more!.
Take sun protection over the hotter months!.
What people are saying?
by Daniel Bourdeau
100% tourist trap but entertainingly nostalgic.
by Mary Staley
Perry's Cave is a great place for families. My personal favorite is the Butterfly House - I can visit there over and over. The cave is educational for small children. the cave guides do not have the in-depth knowledge of guides in places like Front Royal or Carlsbad but they add amusing touches to their presentation. The kids like the maze, climbing wall and laser tag all located here. Children of all ages should visit.
The vineyard mentioned in the other review is across the street and is not part of Perry's Cave
by Sabrina Dunn
Had lots of fun. Great time for the whole family. Love it :)
by David Stout
The butterfly house was absolutely amazing. Chuck & Carol were fantastic explaining many facts about this butterfly exhibit.....wonderful place to visit...
by A Google User
It was fun and educational.