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Address: Southern tip of South Bass Island, Put in Bay, OH

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My husband absolutely HAD to see this place last time we were in town. We walked around it, and the highlight of the place was really the incredible view of the lake. Nice place... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 November 2016
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Miramar Beach, Florida, United States
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

As you can see this so-called light-house was a big disappointment for us. It is just a house with just the very top of a light-house. Also, closed after October 1st till summer. None of the attractions are worth visiting Put-In-Bay.

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Miramar Beach, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

My husband absolutely HAD to see this place last time we were in town. We walked around it, and the highlight of the place was really the incredible view of the lake. Nice place to sit and watch the sunset!

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Thank Stacey K
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This light house was closed to the public when we visited, however the grounds were still open and still beautiful, a great place to take a time out from the loud that can be Put-In-Bay

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We went here in October so there were no flowers in bloom but the grounds were well kept and we enjoyed walking around. The lighthouse was closed so we didn't get to go inside. It was worth the short visit and I will go again if we are there when the flowers are in bloom.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

A visit here provides an interesting perspective of how one operates and lives in a functional lighthouse back in the day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

There is a nice little park here. You can't go in the light house. Good views of the lake. There are some butterfly bushes near the house that are loaded with butterflies.

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Cincinnati
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Just about any spot on the coast of this island has a nice view. No need to go out of your way to see this place. The lighthouse is nothing special. We stopped here just because it was close to the ferry dock. My teenage daughter turned around and was ready to leave as soon as we got here. Not... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This site is worth a visit. The lighthouse is different than the stereotyped New England kind. It is so peaceful there.

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Thank Juliann M
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Nice view of coast of the island. The light house is a small historical light house, Quiet location on the island if you want to sit a while and listen to the water hitting the shore.

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Sandusky, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Beautiful spot on Lake Erie, nice to just visit and enjoy the scenery. You can see the mainland, as well as other islands from this spot.

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