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Fort Amazen

Fort Amazen Particulars

Fort Amazen is just one of the fantastic attractions at Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center. Perry manages endless fun for the whole family, mates, and friends. Fort Amazen challenges those daring enough to attempt to conquer its sprawling twistings and turns.

Compete against your buddies to see who advances to the center first while observers are standing on the overlook root for your team.

Make it even more pleasurable with a Maze Access Pass. Punch your start time, then mark unique stops along the way. Note your end time once you ultimately make it to the ending. Once you push through it the first time, discounted pricing is offered for all further tries so you can best your time. The pleasant staff is always on hand to help, just in case!

You can work as a team or compete against your companions. No matter what, you’ll have enjoyment in getting lost and found. Children can race for free, and it is open every day, climate permitting. Check out their combo packages for incredible savings with other attractions at Perry’s Family Fun Center.

Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center

Discovered on Catawba Avenue, less than a mile from downtown, Perry’s Cave is the epicenter of fun on Put-in-Bay. This island organization has entertained households for years, and visiting Perry’s is undoubtedly an island tradition.


Things To Do At Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center

• Perry’s Cave

• DanDee’s Snack Shack

• War Of 18 Holes Miniature Golf

• Gemstone Mining

• Fort Amazen

• The Butterfly House

• Antique Car Museum

• Rock Wall

Spending an entire day here or making multiple trips while staying on the island is easy. The center was constructed around Perry’s Cave, a limestone cave with a subterranean lake. 

Put-in-Bay’s ecology is fascinating and unusual, and Perry’s Cave shows off this little island’s attractiveness. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry uncovered the cave in 1813 and used the water to quench his troops’ thirst when they required it the most. A tour of Perry’s Cave is a must before or after a trip through Fort Amazen.

DanDee’s Snack Shack has fed tourists delicious treats like mac’ n cheese bites, funnel fries, and lots of ice cream to cool you down for many years.

Along with Fort Amazen and Perry’s Cave, contend with buddies at the War of 18 Holes Mini-Golf, perhaps the most unusual course you’ve ever seen. The Antique Car Museum captivates the history buffs in the family.

The Butterfly House is always a perfect choice when you need something peaceful and quiet. This beautiful aviary incorporates hundreds of flitting butterflies with comforting music. Make sure to take a journey to the gift shop before you depart!

Notable Attractions Nearby

This portion of the island is home to the Heineman Winery, located across the street, and the Goat Soup And Whiskey and Chocolate Cafe And Museum are also nearby. A locates favorite, Joes Bar & Grill is an excellent place to cool off with a beverage.

Be sure to check out the South Bass Island State Park, home to the new Put-in-Bay Sign, where you can snap a few cool photos to create a new memory. For those who like golf, you will find Saunders Golf Course next to the state park. There are always plenty of fun and delicious things to do on Put-in-Bay!

979 Catawba Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456

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Pritham S.

We visited Fort Amazen it was very fun. We also loved the gem mining and skimming through all the stones in the shop. We also purchased a Geode that they broke open for us. Very cool, and I like it more than I thought I would. I’d do it again. Located close to all the put-in-bay hotels. One of our favorite put-in-bay things to do

Bart B.

We appreciated seeing Fort Amazen and the cave and learning a bit about its history of it and the area. Our family was the only one on the tour expedition, so it was very personalized. We even discovered some things we could relate to another cave we visited. There are four caves in Ohio. Once you visit all 4, you earn a T-shirt.

Freddy C.

We did the caves as parts of a combo ticket for $24, along with the Fort Amazen and the mini golf. The tour was about 20 minutes long, and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic! The caves themselves were relatively cool. Heartbreaking to know that the previous owners didn’t respect the caves and try to preserve them, but glad to see that they are making efforts to protect them now. Recommend doing once! Glad we did the put-in-bay attraction packages as it saved us money.

Thomas P.

Fort Amazen was the highlight of our trip for our kids. They really enjoyed the maze as well as the gemstone mining, cave tour, mini golf, and maze. The cave tour is concise and felt a little underwhelming. However, gemstone mining was a lot of fun, and you get a lot of value for the expense. The packet deal (multiple attractions) was well worth it for our home. The maze has a fun scavenger hunt that kept our kids entertained in the maze for a while. Mini golf is well-kept. The team running the place couldn’t be more excellent and helpful. A great experience (good to know: the butterfly house is contiguous, and the winery/other cave is across the street)

Lisa C.

As of June 2021, everyone can enjoy Fort Amazen. At this fun family center, you can enjoy all the activities for 1 hour to half a day. There are a couple of free things, but separately $6-10 dollars, or get a combo ticket and save. Activities include a tour of a crystal cave, Fort Amazen, mini-golf, an artificial maze course, a rock climbing wall, an antique car & bike showroom, gemstone mining, a food truck, and clean restrooms. An all-ages action place. A fun activity for good weather, whether you’re on the island for a day, a week, or the summer. Ask about the cave trail shirts while you visit.