Welcome to the home of the Cedar Point Amusement Park! Yes, this is certainly one of the top Sandusky Ohio attractions. Nestled in northwest Ohio on the north coast of Lake Erie, Sandusky is among the state’s cutest and cleanest towns. For peace lovers, just strolling along the business district’s waterfront is not only safer as compared to the other cities, but is also very soaking; while for the activity enthusiasts, there are opportunities of camping as well as golfing. Among the remaining Sandusky Ohio attractions, you can expect museums, shopping, cruising, boating, water parks, spelunking, and more.
Magnum XL-200 at Cedar Point
I know your first halt will be at the Cedar Point Amusement Park that is the land of thrilling roller coasters. However, there are many Sandusky Ohio attractions around this Lake Erie famous hangout. Augment your thrill by exploring the Great Wolf Lodge Water Park that is accessible within minutes from the Cedar Point. In this indoor aquatic world, the young and older visitors enjoys over 50 water effects, rock climbing, and outdoor kids’ pool called the Racoon Lagoon.
Rougarou at Cedar Point
One more exciting highlight close to the Cedar Point is the Merry-Go-Round Museum that is full of fun. Enjoy its antique carousel, watch out the on-site wood carvers showing the art of making the horses of the carousel, explore the exhibits as well as artifacts that reveal about the merry-go-round history, and look for those vintage hand organs. Open throughout the year, the museum charges admission fees: $5 per adult and $3 per child (4-14) as of 2007.
Put-in-Bay and South Bass Island in the north is must a visit only in summer as it comes to life with its vibrant marina, antique stores, rocking restaurants, and historic winery. You reach here from Port Clinton via the Miller’s ferry or by Jet Express’ catamarans from Catawba from late May to late October. Explore the entire island either bys strolling, biking, or golf carting. One more summer-time beloved attraction is the Kelleys Island – the largest one on the Lake Erie accessible by frequent ferries. This is comparatively less crowded and is famous for its restaurants, Victorian Houses, Glacial Grooves of the Ice Age, and winery.
Maverick at Cedar Point
Not to be missed at all, the Seneca Caverns at 15 minutes from Cedar is among the largest grotto systems in Ohio. Open from Memorial until the Labor Day, this discovery is possible via an hour tour that will take you down up to 110 feet via the seven subterranean rooms. What I liked was the fact that even on a hot day, the temperature in the caverns is 54 degrees throughout. Fees: $13 per adult, $10 per child from 12-17, and $6.50 per child under 12.
Willing to face the terror of spirits? Well, head to the Ghostly Manor Thrill Center that preserves the horror of Halloween and you can surely feel this via tour of this haunted house that will scare even the most daring people. There is also a Skateworld, an XD Theater, and more. Do soak yourself in the Castaway Bay, the Caribbean-themed resort offering the indoor water park amidst its tropical vibes.
Raptor at Cedar Point
Lastly, explore the Mystery Hill where all kinds of strange as well as normal attractions reside. Meet the live full-sized dinosaurs, look for the odd forces that challenge gravity, tour the forest by passing via a volcanic passage below a waterfall, spot a Mastodon, become personal with a T-Rex or Triceratops, check out for the real footprints at the excavation spot, and explore the house on-site where the laws of gravity are proved false with water running uphill as well as ball not going down the hill. And guess what, you height will also be altered when you come at this mysterious home. Now, are you convinced why the entire zone is called the ‘Mystery Hill’?
Budget eating is great at the Tofts Dairy & Ice Cream Parlor on the Venice Road at the west edge offering not only creamy ice creams, but also various soups as well as sandwiches and The Lunch Box in downtown.
- Knights Inn Sandusky Oh – From $33 near Cedar
- All American Inn & Suites Norwalk – From $56
- Best Western Sandusky Hotel and Suites – $79
Best time to visit
Summers, no doubt!