Perry's Cave & Gemstone Mining

979 Catawba Ave.
Put-In-Bay, OH 43456- Map It
(419) 285-2283

AAA Editor Notes

Perry's Cave & Gemstone Mining is .5 mi. s. of downtown at 979 Catawba Ave. The attraction offers 20-minute guided tours of a limestone cavern, which includes an underground lake. The cave was a source of drinking water for Commodore Perry's fleet during the War of 1812. The cave is a constant 50 degrees F. A miniature golf course, a wooden maze challenge and a rock climbing wall also are on the grounds. There also is a butterfly house with 800 butterflies representing up to 40 species from Costa Rica and Malaysia. Warm clothing is recommended. The stairs leading into the cave are steep and narrow; wear good walking shoes. Night tours are available with advance reservations (minimum of four people). Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.
$8; $4.50 (ages 6-12). Butterfly house additional $8; $4.50 (ages 6-12).
Hours: Daily 10-6, Memorial Day-Labor Day; 11-5, May 1-day before Memorial Day and day after Labor Day-late Oct. (butterfly house usually closes during the second week of Oct.). Phone ahead to confirm schedule.