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South Bass Island Lighthouse

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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 10 November 2016
Stacey K
Miramar Beach, Florida, United States
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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.

Thank luvtravel505
Miramar Beach, Florida, United States
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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!

Thank Stacey K
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72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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

Thank Jessica M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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.

Thank ishouldbediving
Lexington, South Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

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

1 Thank zielbo
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414 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 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.

Thank Thedevelopingimage
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104 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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 

Thank Denise K
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.

Thank Juliann M
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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.

Thank charlottevgroff
Sandusky, Ohio
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71 reviews
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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.

Thank MelindaY

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