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Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial
Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Put in Bay
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Owner description: Rising 352 feet above Lake Erie, this monument commemorates an American victory during the War of 1812.
Reviewed 8 August 2014

For $3 you get a ride to the top of the 3rd tallest monument run by the US Nat'l Parks Service. It's a great view on a clear day. If you didn't like the day you went up, your ticket is good for a whole week. They have various diagrams that help describe the various islands and points of reference you can see from the top. Plus, there were a number of helpful park Rangers who took plenty of time to answer questions and share binoculars.

Thank travelwithwhiz
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

The monument is a nice opportunity to introduce kids to the area's history. The park service does a nice job of getting visitors up to the top for a great view of Lake Erie. Also nearby is a visitors center with additional information about area history and a nicely stocked gift shop!!

Thank LindaENJ
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Going to the top was worthwhile. First, you learn something about an important U.S. event, right there. Second, the view is amazing; go up on a clear day. A wonderful investment of 90 minutes.

Thank LoafJugThouTree
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

During our trip to Put-in-Bay, we had the chance to make it up to the Perry's Victory Memorial on two separate occasions. We were not disappointed. The views from the top are breathtakingly beautiful--on a clear day, you can see all the way to mainland Canada as well as Cedar Point.
For a shorter wait in line, go early in the morning or 2 hours before they close. Elevator to the top takes a minute or two, and the park rangers are very knowledgeable about the history of the monument. An adult ticket is $3.00, and kids 15 and under are free. When you purchase a ticket, it is good for unlimited visits for 6 more days. Binoculars are available on the viewing platform and do not miss the visitors center on the grounds--air conditioned and educational.

Thank travelknitmama
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Cost, as of June 2014, was $3/adult, cash only. We went on a Friday and had no wait for the elevator up to the top, and it wasn't crowded at all. It was a clear day and we could easily see Canada from the top. The park rangers had a few pairs of binoculars available for anyone to use, and were very helpful in answering any questions about the area. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone afraid of heights, but the view is great. The park ranger mentioned that the day before, one of the island's nesting Bald Eagles was flying around in the area.

Thank DogMom75
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