Port Clinton Travel Guide

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Port Clinton Things to Do

  • Ottawa County Courthouse Marker 10-62

    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...

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  • Ottawa County Courthouse 1901

    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...

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  • Friendship Park & Harry Stensen Mural

    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 Commerce110 Madison St.Port Clinton, OH. 43452(419) 734-5503

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  • Erie Dearie Park

    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 Commerce110 Madison St.Port Clinton, OH. 43452

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  • Explore Historical Downtown

    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 LAKEDOWNTOWN PORT CLINTONPORT CLINTON, OHIO 43452419-734-3318GREAT LAKES POPCORN CO.115 MADISON ST.PORT CLINTON, OH 43452419-732-3080GREEN'S...

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  • Port Clinton Municipal Pier

    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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Port Clinton Restaurants

  • Elegant Dining

    This wonderful restaurant offers visitors a quiet elegant place to dine and enjoy. This place has lots of wonderful history that surrounds you. What is special is its part of the historic Island House Hotel. So if your staying at the hotel you have access to the restaurant easily.

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  • Pearch and Walleye OH MY!

    Ok this isn't a 4 star restaruant, but a definate must stop. Had to have been, there was a line pretty much out the door. I know that the tag says local, but it deffinately has an out of town croud to it. I never had pearch before but this was the best fish I have had. Get the plater( 5-6 pcs of fish with o-rings or fries). The fries were good but...

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  • THEIR SALAD DAYS ARE OVER

    WE HAD HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT THIS VINTAGE RESTAURANT--OF THE MON AMI WINERY FAME. THE FOOD WAS ONLY FAIR. THE BUILDING ITSELF IS GORGEOUS. WE WERE ESPECIALLY DISAPPOINTED IN THE LOBSTER BISQUE AND THE HOUSE SALAD. BOTH WERE OLD, WATERY, AND ORANGE. THEY DO HAVE A FAIRLY NICE OPEN BAR OF FREE HORS D'OUERVES AT THE 4-7 HAPPY HOUR. UNFORTUNATELY, NO...

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Port Clinton Nightlife

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    by Yaqui Updated Dec 27, 2010

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    What decor! Lots of wonderful ambience this place and is a real favorite of locals. It is also part of the Island House Hotel, so you have your choice to dine in elegance or to dine on appetizers like stuffed mushrooms, chicken strips, wings, nachos, potato skins and more.

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Port Clinton Shopping

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    by Yaqui Written Feb 20, 2013

    We brought our Mom here because she loves these types of places. It is a store filled with all sorts of varieties of handcrafted cheeses, meats, and old fashion candies.

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Port Clinton Tourist Traps

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    by ajauw Written Jul 16, 2009

    Bars, souvenier shops, bars, souvenier shops, bars. Did I mention souvenier shops.

    Unique Suggestions: Rent a cart and go see the winery and just drive around for a while. Then go to the souvenier shops, bars, souvenier shops, bars. By FOOT. DUI's still count if your in a cart.

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Port Clinton What to Pack

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    by ajauw Updated Jul 16, 2009

    Luggage and bags: Cooler with goodies(whatever age appropriate needs)

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: pants and sweatshirt for those romantic nights on the beach or for the trip to Put-In-Bay

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Walmart and Rite Aid for your convienence

    Photo Equipment: laptop and digital camera equipment

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Swim wear and flip flops of course

    Miscellaneous: Party supplies(day or night) for you adults (wink wink nudge nudge)

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Port Clinton Favorites

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    by Yaqui Updated Dec 27, 2010

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    Favorite thing: I have never heard of this, but seeing it was pretty cool. New York drops the big apple, Port Clinton drops the Big Wylie Walleye. You thinking what?! LOL, for the past 14 years, Port Clinton being the "Walleye Capital of the World," so they drop on New Year's Eve drop a 20-foot, 600-pound walleye from the sky at the stroke of Midnight. It was created by Jim Wendt of Jim's Taxidermy. This event happens every New Years on Perry Street in historical downtown Port Clinton. For more info: Wylie Walleye

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