Let the good times roll in Sandusky, Ohio
Whether you are a return Sandusky visitor or are considering making your first trip here, there is always something great going on in our little corner of the world! From nonstop thrills at the Cedar Point Amusement Park to lazy days on the river or a full assault of speed at the racetrack, kids of all ages will always find something to do here!
We’ve taken the liberty of compiling a list of the best Sandusky, Ohio attractions to make your vacation planning even easier. Here are just some of the many attractions you can enjoy on your family vacation here.
Cedar Point Amusement Park
This is the roller-coaster capital of the world! No matter what you are looking for – roller coasters, thrill rides, carousels, children's rides, spinning/circular rides, tranquil rides, and water rides, you will find them here. Cedar Point also features Soak City Water Park, a large 18-acre water park featuring fourteen slides.
Miller Ferries to Put-in-Bay
Escape to Lake Erie's popular resort island - Put-in-Bay. Miller Ferries depart every half hour all summer for an 18-minute cruise to this historic island. Acres of free parking and group discounts are available. Explore "An Island Close to YOU" - caves, winery, butterfly house, Perry's Memorial, waterfront dining, and live entertainment.
Miller passenger/auto ferries run daily spring, summer, fall, and leave from Catawba at the end of Route 53 North off Route 2. Visit our web site at millerferry for Island events and schedules or phone 800-500-2421. Trips also to Middle Bass Island. Miller Boat Line - An Island Tradition!
The Jet Express is a state-of-the-art catamaran offering the smoothest, fastest ride across Lake Erie. Choose from comfortable, all-weather protected, indoor seating or a thrilling open-air ride on the sun decks.
Traveling at speeds up to 40 mph, Jet Express offers a 12 1/2 mile scenic tour passing seven Lake Erie Islands and many unique points of interest. A knowledgeable crew is on hand to answer questions and provide service to Lake Erie's most popular island destinations and family fun spots!
Put-in-Bay is a fun and unique vacation destination that appeals to over one million visitors annually. Located on South Bass Island in Lake Erie's western basin, Put-in-Bay offers a large variety of live musical entertainment, historical sites, a museum, taverns, recreational activities, island tours, shopping, dining and wineries. Rising 352 feet above the surface of Lake Erie, Put-in-Bay's most popular landmark, Perry Peace Memorial Monument, can be seen for miles.
Kelleys Island is located in the western basin of Lake Erie about four miles north of Marblehead and 12 miles from Sandusky on the Ohio mainland. The entire island measures more than four square miles and is the largest fresh water American island in Lake Erie. Activities include touring the Glacial Grooves, bird watching, sailing, hiking, scuba diving, sea kayaking, sightseeing, wineries, and more.
African Safari Wildlife Park
This 100-acre preserve features hundreds of rare, exotic, and some endangered animals from around the world. Animals roam, rest, and play while visitors explore the grounds, snap pictures, buy snacks, and have fun. Located in Port Clinton, Ohio, the African Safari Wildlife Park is only 17 miles west of Cedar Point.
Lake Erie offers incredible magical experiences including windswept prairies, rare alvar, colorful songbirds, sand dunes, beaches, majestic lighthouses, rocky ravines, working canal boats, and lush river valleys. It's also the spot for some of the greatest fishing in the country! And depending upon what time of year you visit you might choose to go swimming, birding, canoeing, cross-country skiing, kayaking, golfing, cavern touring, horseback riding, scuba diving, winery tasting, and so much more.
Lake Erie Walleye Fishing
Enjoy Lake Erie walleye and perch fishing at its finest with Get Reel Guide Service. With the personalized service that a 2 person charter can offer this is the perfect trip for a husband and wife, parent with a son or daughter or just a couple of the guys. All equipment is provided by Captain Lenny Miller for your day of fun on the water. U.S.C.G. licensed and insured.
For more details call 419 346 8006
Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park
Bring your family to see our most exciting season ever! Experience the thrill of motorsports at one of the nation’s top family-friendly drag racing tracks where everyone is treated like an honored guest. Comfortable, modern stadium seating with full pit access to get you close to the race teams.
Full food service with a wide selection including pizza, sandwiches, hamburgers and our famous dollar-a-pound ice cream! Over 90 events from April to October, Wednesdays and weekends. Check our schedule at SummitMotorsportsPark or call the track at (419) 668-5555. Just minutes away, 2 miles east of Norwalk on State Route 18.
Ghostly Manor Thrill Center
The Ghostly Manor Thrill Center in Sandusky, Ohio has four attractions in one location! Feel the chills & thrills of Top 10 rated Ghostly Manor Haunted House along with Ohio's first and only XD 3D Theater featuring 3 exhilarating motion rides... or just relax and enjoy roller-skating, games and food while visiting the Ghostly Gifts Halloween store.