Perry’s Cave is one of the most popular attractions on the island. This limestone cave resides 52 feet under the surface of Put-in-Bay and is nationally registered Ohio Natural Landmark. Guests travel below the surface and learn how the magnificent cave was formed, its historical significance, and find the perfect Perry’s Cave memento from their gift shop on the way out.

Calcium Carbonate Formations line the cave throughout the tour and make for quite the stunning experience. One of the most fascinating features of Perry’s Cave is the rare underground lake. You can even observe how the water levels that ebb and flow in sync with Lake Erie. This is truly one of the most awe-inspiring sights to behold. Make sure to plan for your trip in advance and tie on those comfy rubber-soled shoes and a light jacket. Perry’s Cave maintains a cool 50° year-round and the subterranean temperature may surprise you. Once completing your tour, make sure to check out some of the other entertaining onsite activities, such as The Butterfly House, Fort aMaze’n giant walk-thru maze challenge, Rock Wall, and more!


Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Favorites


The Butterfly House is a 4,000 sq. ft. aviary, adorned with lush plant life, fragrant blooms, with over 50 different types of exotic butterflies. Experience these winged friends up close and personal and create unforgettable memories. After your relaxing butterfly adventure is completed, pick up the pace and challenge your skill at the newly launched Rock Wall. Chase your friends and family to the vertical finish line. Can you reach the top first?


Perry’s Cave Tour Prices:

Adults: $8.00

Children – Ages 6-12: $5.00

Children – Ages 5 and Under: FREE


Hours of Operation:

Open Early May until Memorial Day: 7 Days a Week: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Memorial Day until Labor Day: 7 Days a Week: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

September 10th until September 30th: 7 Days a Week: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

October: Weekends Only: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm* Weather Permitting


Put-In-Bay has so many wonderful things to see and enjoy. You could a week at Perry’s Cave alone. But it would probably be just as fun to stay longer and see all that the island has to offer.

Don’t miss out on all the fun Put-in-Bay has to offer, BOOK YOUR LODGING HERE!


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

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