DanDees Snack Shack is the pit stop eatery stop at Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center to satisfy your hunger. The attractions at the fun center work up quite a sweat, and there is no better way to quench that thirst! DanDees serves up delicious treats and refreshing ice-cold drinks.
DanDees Snack Shack Particulars
DanDees offers onion rings, french fries, chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks, corn dogs, and other tasty treats. Their delectably cheesy mac ‘n cheese bites, Grouper Bites, and the Alaskan Pollock Sandwich are sure to satisfy all appetites. Pepsi products are featured, and their sweet treats include classics like a Drumstick, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and a Strawberry Shortcake Bar. Enjoy your treats in the covered picnic pavilion and relax in the shade. After filling up at DanDee’s it is time to start having fun again at Perry’s!
Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center Details
A day spent at Perry’s is a must for anyone visiting the island. Located about a mile from downtown on Catawba Avenue, Perry’s is open seven days a week during the summer. Visitors can purchase tickets to individual attractions or take advantage of their combo pricing. The Antique Car Museum is always free, and Gemstone Mining requires you to purchase products from the gift shop.
There are many Put in Bay Attractions, but visiting Perry’s Cave is an extraordinary experience. This limestone cave sits 52 feet underground and contains a rare underground lake. It is one of the last caves remaining on the island with its roof intact. As far as caves in Ohio go, this is one of the best. Across the street is the Crystal Cave. It is the largest geode in the world!
The dimensions of the cave are about 208 feet long and 165 feet wide at points. Inside contains stalactites, stalagmites, and cave pearls on the cave’s walls. The ceiling and floor were created from heavily encrusted calcium carbonate deposits from dripping water from the ceiling that has accumulated over the centuries. Year-round the temperature of the cave stays about 50°F.
The cave itself was discovered in 1813 by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, who led his troops against the British in the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812. The lake provides much-needed water for the soldiers. The famous Victory Hotel that burned to the ground also used water from this lake until it burned down in 1919.
If you feel like competing against your friends and family, you will want to visit the Rock Wall; Fort aMaze’n, and the War of 18 Holes Mini Golf. Each activity is rollicking good fun. The War of 18 Holes combines fun with learning, and the Rock Wall was just recently remodeled.
For a relaxing change of pace, visit the Butterfly House, a 4000 sq. Foot aviary full of over 50 species of butterflies. Soothing music plays as you tour this lush landscape space. There is a great gift store located here as well as in the central area of Perry’s. Choose from a fantastic selection of souvenirs to remind you of your time on Put-in-Bay.
If you feel like you can’t get the full island experience in one day, then don’t be afraid to book an entire weekend at a Put in Bay resort, condo, or rentals. However, the sooner you book, the better because Put-in-Bay Hotels & Lodging fills up fast!