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At Nowak Tours, we pride ourselves on designing trips that are as enjoyable and carefree as possible for our travelers. We offer customized itineraries, so our travelers can enjoy a trip that meets all of their needs as well as their budget. Nearly all of our tours include a Company Tour Manager on each motor coach from departure to return, which allows your staff to maximize their time with their group members, leaving the logistics and trip details to us.

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Put-In-Bay, Ohio

The sites listed below are the places that are most commonly requested to visit in Put-In_Bay. There is so much to see and do, we couldn't possibly list them all so if your group has other sites in mind, just let us know. We'd love to customize a trip for you! Feel free to reach out by giving us a call or by filling out the online contact form.

Crystal Cave

Discovered by workers in 1897 while digging a well for the winery 40 feet above, Put-In-Bay’s Crystal Cave is the worlds largest geode. The walls of this Ohio cave are covered in strontium sulfate, a blueish mineral called celestite. These crystals range from 8 to 18 inches long.

Aquatic Center

Learn more about Lake Erie by exploring its rich history and experiencing science up close at the Aquatic Visitors Center on Lake Erie’s South Bass Island near Put-In-Bay, Ohio. Here you can investigate Lake Erie’s complex ecosystem through hand on science activities.

Stone Lab

For more than 100 years, Stone Laboratory has been and invaluable asset in freshwater biology research, science education and outreach. Stone Lab programs have introduced thousands of students of all ages to the basics of field-based biological science.

Perry’s Cave

The cave lies 52 feet below the surface of South Bass Island. It was discovered in 1813 by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, hero of the battle of Lake Erie. The cave is 208 feet long by 165 feet wide. Rotate your group between the cave, butterfly house, and gem mining.

Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial

Established to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie, during the War of 1812, and to celebrate the long-lasting peace among Great Britain, Canada and the U.S. The memorial, A Doric column, rises 352 feet over Lake Erie.

Island Tram Tour

Hop aboard the Island Transportation Tour Train and enjoy a narrated sightseeing tour of the island. If you are taking a tram tour, or just being transported from place to place, the Tour Train is the most enjoyable way to move about the island.