Once we had driven around the majority of the southern section of Put-in-Bay, we rode past our hotel (Bayshore Resort) and arrived at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. This huge tower can be seen from the back of our hotel, as well as the pier in the downtown area. It is the third tallest monument in America and visitors are able to travel up to the top of the tower for an amazing 360 degree view of the entire island. We were excited to travel up to the top on that bright and sunny morning!
We walked inside the monument to see a circular room with marble floors and flags prominently displayed. We walked up a flight of stairs and didn’t know how many stairs there would be…would we have to climb to the top? Thankfully, there was an elevator! We paid our entrance fee (only $3.00!) and rode up to the top. There were park rangers around and you could ask them any questions about the memorial tower or Put-in-Bay. They were a wealth of knowledge and incredibly friendly!
This year also marked a milestone as the residents of the island were celebrating the Bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie. There were signs and flags everywhere that said, “Don’t Give Up the Ship!”. It was a great time to visit Perry’s Memorial!
There was an absolutely perfect view of the whole island from up at the top. We could walk around the entire tower for a 360 degree view of Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie, and the surrounding islands. There were maps placed out in each corner describing the places you could see from each vantage point. We could take a look at the island and see all of the places we had visited, and the streets we hadn’t driven down yet. It was a great way to plan out the rest of our golf cart ride!
We could have stayed up there all day! But, we had lots of other things planned for the day so eventually, we were on our way. We got back in the golf cart, but dropped Shannon back at the hotel as she wanted to go for a swim in the pool. Justin and I continued on our way, driving around the island and visiting more places!
Stay tuned to see where we visit next! And here is a short video from up at the top of Perry’s Memorial Tower:
Read more about our trip to Put-in-Bay, Ohio:
Driving to Port Clinton towards Put-in-Bay
Traveling to Put-in-Bay on the Miller Ferry
Staying at Bayshore Resort, Put-in-Bay
Put-in-Bay Nightlife, Day 1
A Golf Cart Tour of the Island
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Tower
Perry’s Cave and Joe’s Bar
Segway Excursion Around Put-in-Bay
Kayaking to Gibraltar Island
Our Last Evening in Put-in-Bay
Leaving Put-in-Bay on the Miller Ferry