Sandusky has one of the oldest historical downtown areas. It has been loveling restored and maintained. The marker reads:
This building served as Cedar Point's winter offices from 1928 and after for Mr. Boeckling, the entrepreneur who first developed the resort into an amusement park. Because the Bay freezes in the winter, this site offered a convenient location to conduct the Park's business in the off season.
This structure is a fine example of amusement park architecture. The Spanish motif and the aquatic symbols carved in the window keystones are interesting embellishments to the exterior.
Sunduskians fondly remember the "G.A. Boeckling," which ferried thousands of park visitors who had arrived at the foot of Columbus Avenue by train or automobile.
Donated by the Sandusky Main Street Association.
My mother in law wanted to visited this place so we accomodated her. It was a lovely experience because the folks here were so accomodating to her and with her special needs. TThey have single and groups tours too. We bought some wine and we really enjoyed it.
June through September
Monday - Thursday 9 am to 5 pm - Friday and Saturday 9 am to 6pm - Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm
October through May
Monday - Friday 9 am to 5 pm - Saturday 9 am to 5 pm (October - December)
10 am to 4 pm (January - May)
Tasting Room & Gift Shop open year round. Firelands Winery is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years Day.
The plaque reads: Johnson's Island, in the Bay opposite of Sandusky, was a prison for Confederate soldiers 1862-1865. Nothing remains of prison except for its cemetery and the earthwork of two old forts.
The plaque reads: Many homes in Sandusky and other parts of Eric County were station on the Underground Railroad before and during the Civil War. Residents provided food, shelter, clothing and transportation to Canada. Harriet Beecher Stowe used Sandusky as the gate to freedom for the run-aways slaves in her book "Uncle Tom's Cabin".
This landmark has been servcing its community since 1928 with many venues of entertainment over its lifetime. The theatre can seat 1500 that underwent renovation in 1992. Now it's Erie County's largest not-for-profit arts organization.
The Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, Ohio, 44870
Purchase Tickets: 419-626-1950 or toll free 1-877-626-1950
Box Office Window Hours:
Monday - Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sandusky has one of the oldest historical downtown areas. It has been loveling restored and maintained. Hubbard's Block (101 West Water Street) was designed by architect Sheldon Smith in 1854. Owned by Lester Hubbard, this Romanesque building was home to the Cosmopolitan Art and Literary Association, a national organization devoted to the dissemination of magazines and original art works. It's galleries were also located here. The building is made of limestone and sandstone features rounded windows and an iron stairway leading to the second floor that is ornamented with geometric petals.(Treasure by the Bay: The Historic Architecture of Sandusky, Ohio By: Ellie Damm (1989: Associated University Presses, Inc. pp. 53, 56, 170) & http://www.ci.sandusky.oh.us/local-attractions/historic-downtown.htm
This plaza is centrally located with the lovely historical downtown area. Located at the foot of Columbus Ave facing the beautiful Sandusky Bay, Marblehead, and Cedar Point Park. Lots of benches and landscapes to enjoy. It's handicap accessible too.
Over the years, we have passed by this place when visiting relatives. To see it is to believe it! It has indoor surfing, huge wave pool, magnificent lazy river, tube slides, body slides, family raft rides, zero depth entry interactive play areas and so much more! A really neat place to bring the whole family. It is great during winter months here since it is all inside.
In the summer of 1870, local businessperson Louis Zistel opened a small beer garden, bathhouse and dance floor on the peninsula. He would bring guests over to Cedar Point on his steamboat, Young Reindeer, for the modest price of 25 cents. By the 1880s it was noted in the local paper that “sailing and bathing parties to Cedar Point are all the rage.”
The history of thrill rides at Cedar Point began in 1892 with the introduction of the peninsula’s first roller coaster, the Switchback Railway. The addition of the 25-foot-tall, 10-mph scream machine would forever shape the future of Cedar Point. Later years would bring a wide variety of rides, roller coasters, games, shows and more. Visionaries such as George Boeckling, George Roose, Emile Legros, Robert L. Munger, Jr. and Richard Kinzel have all played a significant part in creating the ultimate amusement park that more than 3 million guests trek to each and every summer.http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/news/history/index.cfm
Cedarpoint was fun and it has some of the fastest and scariest rides you will ever experience. There are lots of rides there for all ages to enjoy. Lots of places to eat and lots of places to browse and enjoy. It holds many wonderful memories of when my hubby was growing up and this place was always the highlight of the summer.
Hours change so make sure to checkout the web site:
Hours of Operation
Cedar Point bring over a million and half visitors to Sandusky every year. It has 17 rollar coaster and has been rated as the best thrill park many many times. The park sits on a scenic penensula extending into Lake Erie and has a rich 125-year history. It is open late spring -fall and gets a bit crowded in June and July. My biggest tip for this park is to go in May. Short lines and small crowds ensure you can ride all the big rides in one day.
The Lake Erie Islands are a group of islands that can be accessed by ferry boat from Ohio and Canada. The islands are unique and historic. South Bass Island and Kelly's Island are the main destination points. Both have wineries, nightlife, bed and breakfasts and shops. The small village of Put-In-Bay on South Bass Island is known for it's sometimes wild nightlife. Every summer weekend is crowded and the downtown bars are the primary destination. Kelly's Island provides a more family atmosphere and has one of the best state parks anywhere.
'The Roller Coaster Capital of the World'! Well, that's what they claim and the American Roller Coaster Association agrees. Not knowing if roller coasters are something that other countries enjoy in their amusement parks, it may well be true. One of the countries oldest amusement parks, "Cedar Point" has been a place to go and have fun since the 1880's. Today, it's renowned for adding a new roller coaster every 2-3 years. They have the tallest, steel; the tallest, wooden, the steepest drop, etc, etc. I still prefer the gondola ride down the midway. Not much for fast and steep rides.
Toft's Dairy , it is an Ice Cream parlor, and a fab place to visit! It is a little further from the amusment park, but it is well worth it.. One tip, only get the SMALL, it was cost you about 2$ and will be the biggest small you have ever seen in your life. Especially if you are not from the US... If you however have small kids, I would recommend either sharing the small or getting it in a cup with a lid to put in the freezer for later. BTW an ice cream in the park would cost you 1.85$ for a small soft serve, and more for scooped,( which really means a small), and is also Toft's ice cream however without the selection.
My favorite flavor is peanutbutter cup, and I'm sure you will be able to find your new favorite.
This is the main attraction of the whole Sandusky area. situated right on Lake Erie, Cedar Point has been voted the best amusement park in th world for 7 consecutive years! it has the right mix of everything for the whole family, from adreline-pumping roller coasters to family-friendly live entertainment shows.
Amusement park with 68 rides including 15 rollercoasters, one the tallest in the world as of now! I am not much of a coaster rider, but I do enjoy the Gemini, 2 racing coaster trains on a wooden track, and White Water Landing, a water based coaster!
Also has Soak City waterpark on the premesis and for an extra admission charge...
Dates and hours of operation detailed on their site, listed below. A ride listing is also available!