When you spend the day at Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center on Put-in-Bay you will need refueling. DanDee’s Snack Shack got you covered! With filling bites, tasty treats, and refreshing drinks, DanDee’s helps you keep having all that certified Perry’s fun!
DanDee’s Snack Shack Details
DanDee’s Snack Shack is best known for their gooey, cheesy mac ‘n cheese bites. Yum! They also serve fresh french fries, onion rings, corn dogs, chicken tenders, mozzarella cheese sticks, and funnel fries. Pepsi products are served exclusively and for something extra sweet make sure to order a red, white & blue bomb pop, an Oreo Klondike Sandwich or a Drumstick!
A covered picnic pavilion is available to enjoy your treats in the shade. Spend a moment relaxing and recovering and then jump back into the action!
Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center Details
Located on Catawba Avenue about a mile from downtown, Perry’s consists of eight amazing attractions. Open seven days a week, visitors can easily group tickets for different attractions to save on cost. There are also group discounts available so make sure to call ahead.
The centerpiece at Perry’s is the unique and magical Perry’s Cave. Located about 52 feet underground, the cave wasn’t discovered until 1813. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, the hero and leader of the Battle of Lake Erie, is credited for finding it.
This was a very lucky find. During the War of 1812, the troops needed water during this trying time. Perry’s Cave is also home to a rare underground lake full of fresh water. It is also the last cave on the island with an intact roof.
This underground lake is definitely mysterious. It rises and falls with the tides of Lake Erie, but no one has discovered where they are connect yet! The infamous Victory Hotel also used water from the cave before it burned down in 1919.
If you plan on touring the cave make sure to bring a sweater. The temperature is always 52 degrees, which is much cooler than summers on Put-in-Bay.
This aviary is home to over 50 species beautiful butterflies from all over the world. The entire 4000 square feet is landscaped to perfection with gorgeous flora provided homes to these lovely creatures. Soothing music makes the whole place like an oasis. There is also a gift shop.
War of 18 Holes
Ready to have fun with a side of history? This mini golf course is fun and educational. Players walk through lush greenery and flower gardens, competing against one another while learning about the important battles of the War of 1812.
Mine for treasures just like those prospectors of yore! Purchase a bag of rough mix and then sift through it for geodes and fossils. They’re real! You can also purchase a geode at the shop and it get it cut onsite.
Race you friends to the end of this challenging maze or compete against yourself to best your time. Folks cheer you on from the observation tower as you get lost in getting lost and found over and over again!
Other attractions include the Antique Car Museum and the Rock Wall, which was just recently remodeled