Port Clinton Things to Do

  • What you see from the Beechfront inn
    What you see from the Beechfront inn
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    The thermal nuclear power plant.
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    Ottawa County Courthouse Marker 10-62

    by Yaqui Written Dec 27, 2010

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    The marker reads:

    Front Text : "Ottawa County Courthouse"
    As the county seat, Port Clinton is home to the present Ottawa County Courthouse, completed on May 20, 1901 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Constructed in the Richardson Romanesque style, the exterior of the courthouse was built using sandstone quarried at Amherst, Ohio. Pink marble wainscoting, an ornate staircase, and stenciling enhance the interior. A copy of William Powell's mural, "Perry's Victory on Lake Erie," is featured along with smaller murals depicting early county industries - farming, fishing, fruit growing, and quarrying. Memorial tablets honor veterans from the Spanish-American War and Civil War.

    Back Text : "Ottawa County Courthouse"
    As the county seat, Port Clinton is home to the present Ottawa County Courthouse, completed on May 20, 1901 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Constructed in the Richardson Romanesque style, the exterior of the courthouse was built using sandstone quarried at Amherst, Ohio. Pink marble wainscoting, an ornate staircase, and stenciling enhance the interior. A copy of William Powell's mural, "Perry's Victory on Lake Erie," is featured along with smaller murals depicting early county industries - farming, fishing, fruit growing, and quarrying. Memorial tablets honor veterans from the Spanish-American War and Civil War.

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    Ottawa County Courthouse 1901

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    The Ottawa County Courthouse was designed by architectural firm Wing and Mahurin and built in 1901 for $65,000. In the county seat of Port Clinton, the building is still in use and today houses the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas and its probate and juvenile divisions.

    The courthouse features Richardsonian Romanesque style architecture and is built of North Amherst Sandstone and pink Tennessee Marble. The building features a square clock tower in the center of the building which rises 132 feet. The top of the tower contains a belfry for the clock chimes. Inside, a wall outside the main courtroom features four painted scenes depicting quarrying, farming, fishing and fruit growing, which reflect the industries and the immigrants of Ottawa County in the early 1900s. Slavic immigrants worked the quarries, Danish immigrants were farmers, French immigrants were fishermen, and German immigrants were fruit growers.

    Ottawa County is named after the Ottawa Indian Tribe.https://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/Courthouses/ottawa.asp

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    Friendship Park & Harry Stensen Mural

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    This beautiful mural depicts the historic downtown Port Clinton of life along the Portage River through its history. It actually talks with a recorded story that walks visitors through many of the features in the mural (sound system unavailable during the winter).

    Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce
    110 Madison St.
    Port Clinton, OH. 43452
    (419) 734-5503

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    Erie Dearie Park

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    This lovely little park is located off Main Street. Just a simple little park, but one dedicate to the inventor of the Erie Dearie, "The Lure that made Lake Erie the Walleye Capital of the World," charter boat captain, Dan Galbincea. Read the web site to learn more.

    Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce
    110 Madison St.
    Port Clinton, OH. 43452

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    Explore Historical Downtown

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 27, 2010

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    Port Clinton has a beautiful historic downtown area that has some really neat stores, pubs, and restaurants. It is a very popular place during summer and winter. A great way to spend a day.

    GALLERY ON THE LAKE
    DOWNTOWN PORT CLINTON
    PORT CLINTON, OHIO 43452
    419-734-3318

    GREAT LAKES POPCORN CO.
    115 MADISON ST.
    PORT CLINTON, OH 43452
    419-732-3080

    GREEN'S PHARMACY
    DOWNTOWN PORT CLINTON
    PORT CLINTON, OH 43452
    GREEN'S PHARMACY

    MARY'S BLOSSOM SHOPPE
    125 MADISON ST.
    PORT CLINTON, OH 43452
    419-734-4442

    OTTO AND URBAN GREENHOUSE AND FLOWER SHOP
    118 W 6TH STREET
    PORT CLINTON, OHIO 43452
    419-734-4456

    J.R.'S HALLMARK
    1624 E. PERRY ST.
    PORT CLINTON, OHIO 43452
    419-732-3361

    KLINGBIEL FLOWERS
    113 W 6TH STREET
    PORT CLINTON, OHIO 43452
    419-734-3168

    WIDE WORLD SHOP
    104 W. PERRY ST.
    PORT CLINTON, OHIO 43452
    419-732-2360

    NORTH COAST KITES & TOYS
    123 MADISON ST.
    PORT CLINTON, OHIO 43452
    419-732-3107

    CRUISIN TUNES
    131 MADISON ST.
    PORT CLINTON, OHIO 43452
    614-582-7820

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    Port Clinton Municipal Pier

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    Port Clinton has some of the nicest marina's. It was so wonderful to be able to just stroll along them and take in all the lovely sights. Many of them have parks, benches, and restaurants. They have many different type amenities, so enjoy a stroll.

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    Just Drive

    by ajauw Updated Jul 16, 2009
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    To be honest there really isn't much in Port Clinton except the ferry launch and some dining. But we found that a short drive up lake shore dr. gives you a pleathera of things. The draw back... everything is closed Mon. and Tues. , bummer. Still the sights are enough to over come this and Sandusky is only 8 mi. away. There's the obvious (Cedar Point) and just outside on Ohio route 6 is Toft's Ice cream factory. It looked like it was open for tours and the parlor was deffinately open, we had some of their ice cream at Cedar Point but I'm sure it was cheaper there and just as good. In Marblehead the light house was open for tours, and at only $2 a head it was a deal, but be warned, if your afraid of heights don't go up, just admire it from the ground, it was still as beautiful of a view. At the Catawba pennensula there is the Mon Ami wienery( don't know how that was but I thought I should mention it). Also at the same intersection is the CHEESE HAVEN! Yes a store dedicated to the lovers of cheese. What bliss, but bliss denied because it was on of those closed Mon and Tues day places along with Train-o-rama. Despite that, the Port Clinton area is a Joy and a repeat visit weather your doing the family thing as we will the next time or the couple getting reunited thing, as we did this time.

    P.S. If you can over look the thermal nuclear power plant in the distance, the sunset is VERY Romantic.

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