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This is part five of our family trip to Put-in-Bay in 2016. I’m in the process of merging my Ohio travel blog with my main blog here.

One of the first places we stopped at on Put-In-Bay, South Bass Island (Ohio) was the Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. Not only did we go into the visitor’s center and read about the Battle of Lake Erie and General Oliver Hazard Perry’s amazing mission, we rode to the top of the memorial and took in the amazing views of Lake Erie as far as Canada!



Yep, that square platform on the top of that pillar in the photo above is where we went. You start out climbing some stairs to where you will pick up the elevator. The cost is $5 per adult and youth 15 and under are free.

The view is amazing!



One of the amazing things I learned is that the Canada / US border in Lake Erie is about 30 miles out. We could spot Pelee Island and Ontario.



“Don’t give up the ship!”



History buffs visiting Put-In-Bay should make a point to stop in and read the history of the Battle of Lake Erie! Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is located at 93 Delaware Ave, Put-In-Bay, Ohio (South Bass Island). The visitor’s center is free and is located in a separate building from the 317 foot memorial.

Read more about the Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial at the website here. You can also follow them on Facebook here.


Be sure to check out the other posts in our trip series!
Pt 1:  Lake Erie Shores and Islands will show you where the fun is!
Pt 2:  3 tips before visiting Put-In-Bay with Miller Ferry.
Pt 3:  Finding family fun and history on Put-In-Bay, South Bass Island.
Pt 4:  My favorite things about the Catawba Island/Port Clinton Holiday Inn Express.
Pt 5:  Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial
Pt 6:  Our day at Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center on Put-in-Bay
Pt 7:  Visiting Lake Erie’s Marblehead Lighthouse
Pt 8:  Lake Erie’s Johnson’s Island Confederate Soldier Cemetery
Pt 9:  Visiting the Historic Lyme Village and the Firelands History
Pt 10: Touring the underground Seneca Caverns