NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Cedar Point near majestic motel

CEDAR POINT

Cedar Point is a 364-acre amusement park located on a Lake Erie peninsula in Sandusky, Ohio. Opened in 1870, it is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the United States behind Lake Compounce. Known as "America's Roller Coast", the park features a world-record 71 rides, including 17 roller coasters – the second-most in the world behind Six Flags Magic Mountain. 

Africian wildlife safari

The African Safari Wildlife Park is a drive through wildlife park in Port Clinton, Ohio. Visitors can drive through the 100-acre preserve and watch and feed the animals from their car.  The park is closed during the winter.

LAKESIDE THE CHAUTAUQUA ON LAKE ERIE

Lakeside Chautauqua is an historic community in Ohio that offers an abundance of spiritual opportunities, educational lectures, cultural arts performances and recreational activities during its 10-week summer programming season. It is also a year-round destination for groups of all sizes. 

monsoon lagoon water park

The Watering Hole is the only water park located in Port Clinton! We are family owned, locally operated, and dedicated to giving every guest the best possible experience.

LAGOON DEER PARK

 As you stroll through the park you will be greeted by animals of all nations. You'll feed them by hand, and they will follow you through the park. Pet these animals from Europe, Japan, Asia, South and North America, and Africa.  
    Fish with us in our calm, cool shaded lagoons. Fish brought in regularly, including rainbows, bullheads, channel cat, white bass, and carp. Largemouth, rock bass, bluegill, crappies, perch, muskies, and northern pike propagated on property. 

ISLAND ADVENTURES FAMILY FUN CENTER

Visit Island Adventures and experience Vacationland's award-winning family fun destination! We strive to provide the highest quality facilities for our guests including lush gardens, well groomed grounds, and a clean, friendly atmosphere. Our staff is devoted to providing you and your family with exceptional service with a smile, and our focus is to make your visit special. 

lake erie islands

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KELLEYS ISLAND

Visit Kelleys Island and you will see why it is truly “An Island For All Seasons.” Located in the western basin of Lake Erie about four miles north of Marblehead and twelve miles from Sandusky on the Ohio mainland.

PUT-IN-BAY

There is no doubt that Put-in-Bay Ohio is one of the most unique places you will ever visit. Our tiny two by four mile island is dotted with historic homes, the nation's third tallest monument, quaint restaurants and local pubs. Beautiful water surrounds Put in Bay where you will find the best walleye and perch fishing in the United States.

Ferries to the island

Weather you are interested in taking the Jet Express to Put-in-Bay, the fastest passenger ferry to the Lake Erie Islands or enjoying the slower cruise with Miller Ferry boat line.  You will enjoy your time on the Island.  You can also hop aboard the Kelleys Island Ferry boat line just minutes from the motel and spend a relaxing day on Kelleys Island. 

GLACIAL GROOVES

A National Natural Landmark, the Glacial Grooves on the north side of Kelleys Island are the largest easily accessible such grooves in the world and are accessible daily in season, weather permitting.

MIDDLE BASS ISLAND

Middle Bass Island, Ohio, is a 750-acre island in Western Lake Erie.  It is shaped like the Big Dipper and located at the heart of a group of 23 islands.  Its more famous neighbors are South Bass Island, with the town of Put-in-Bay, Kelley's Island, and Pelee Island which is the only large Lake Erie island in Canada.

PERRY'S CAVE

Perry's Cave, registered as an Ohio Natural Landmark, is a natural limestone cave steeped in historical tradition. The  Butterfly House at Put-in-Bay. With over 50 different types of exotic butterflies from all over the world, the Butterfly House is the place to be.

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MARBLEHEAD LIGHTHOUSE

Marblehead Lighthouse is one of Lake Erie's best known and most-photographed landmarks.

Marblehead Lighthouse rests on the Marblehead Peninsula, a rocky headland of Columbus Limestone that juts into Lake Erie.

JOHNSON'S ISLAND CIVIL WAR POW CAMP

Military Prison on Johnson’s Island. The creation and administration of the Depot of Prisoners Of War, Johnson’s Island, Sandusky Bay, Ohio, is perhaps the most historically interesting part of the island’s colorful history. During the 40 months of its existence, approximately 10,000 men were processed into the stockade on Johnson’s Island.

WOLCOTT HOUSE AKA THE KEEPERS HOUSE

Historic 1822 Benajah Wolcott House in Marblehead, Ottawa County, Ohio.  Known as the "Keeper's House", the structure is the oldest surviving home in Ottawa County.  It was the home of the first three lighthouse keepers for Marblehead Lighthouse.  A permanent quarters was built adjacent to the lighthouse in 1880.

PERRY'S VICTORY & INTERNATIONAL PEACE MEMORIALS

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial was 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, rising 352 feet over Lake Erie is situated 5 miles from the longest undefended border in the world. 

SANDUSKY MARITIME MUSEUM

Come dive into the Maritime Museum of Sandusky, where you'll have a boatload of fun discovering the rich maritime history of the Sandusky Bay area.  Travel back in time to the old days of passenger boats, commercial fishing, and ice harvesting on Lake Erie!  Learn about boat-building, Ohio's wetlands, shipwrecks, and Sandusky's role in the Underground Railroad. 

LIBERTY AVIATION MUSEUM

The Liberty Aviation Museum was established on December 7th 1991 with a handful of dedicated volunteers to showcase WW2 aircraft. In 1994 we had the opportunity to put on a well received air show at the Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport in Port Clinton, Ohio. This very fortunate turn of events led us to formally announce in 1996 our intent to locate our museum at the Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport.

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SLOOPY'S SPORTS CAFE

 Sloopy’s captured the award as one of the “Best Pizza in the Midwest” at the International Pizza Challenge in Las Vegas, Nevada, in March 2016.  

CLEATS

Cleats is a full-service sports bar and restaurant featuring a comprehensive menu complete with salads, wraps, burgers, sandwiches, ribs, quesadillas and of course one of our signature wing sauces.  And in the recently trending competitive craft beer market, we are proud to offer a large selection of local and national craft brews for our guests to enjoy.  

MARBLEHEAD GALLEY

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