Start Coasting!

Apr 24, 2019

Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands is an amazing destination for any tour group—but student groups especially will find a treasure trove of attractions and hands-on opportunities!

Well-known for Cedar Point Amusement Park, the area boasts miles of lake shoreline, a safari adventure at African Safari Wildlife Park, historical attractions and island adventures. The village of Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island offers a particularly unique set of attractions for student groups.

When arriving at the lake, student groups can take the Miller Ferry, Jet Express, or Goodtime I to the island, where they’ll enjoy the ride in addition to wonderful views of Lake Erie. Once at the island, the Put-in-Bay Island Tour Train offers group transportation for the day. The Island Tour Train features different group packages ranging from a short, narrated tour of the island to a fun-filled day of adventure with stops at Perry’s Cave, The Butterfly House, Crystal Cave, Perry’s Victory and the International Peace Memorial—with its informative Visitors Center.

With this exclusive itinerary, students can enjoy exploring caves and learning a bit of history about the War of 1812 and the Battle of Lake Erie. Plus, they experience phenomenal views while standing on the deck of the 352-foot-tall monument overlooking the Lake Erie Islands. Group dining options are plentiful as well and are easily added to an island tour. After a day of learning and exploring, groups can return to the mainland and discover the area’s many museums. Or blow off some steam at Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, where students can have fun at a haunted house, 4D theater, skating rink, arcade or virtual reality game.

This is one of the many student adventures waiting to be had at Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands! Be sure to check out the region’s 16 group tour partners and all the amazing activities the area has to offer.

Itinerary planning is a breeze with the Lake Erie Shores & Islands group sales team. Visit Lake Erie Shores & Islands to learn out more and start coasting today.

Courtesy of Brian Shifflet, Group Experience Manager, Lake Erie Shores & Islands.

Photo courtesy of Lake Erie Shores & Islands.