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  • Fire Station No.1 1915

    Fire Station No.1 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places #178496 October 20, 1982, Architectural style Late 19th and 20th Century Revival. Sandusky has so many wonderful historical buildings. This one is very special since it is the first one.

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  • Magee Marsh Wildlife Area Trial

    The Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, purchased by the Ohio Division of Wildlife in August 1951, lies in some of Ohio’s finest remaining wetlands. The marsh complex has historically been inhabited by large numbers of waterfowl, waterbirds, shorebirds, and songbirds. The primary responsibility at Magee Marsh is the development and maintenance of high...

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  • Magee Marsh Wildlife Area Marker

    The marker reads:Front Text : "Magee Marsh Wildlife Area - A Feature of the Great Black Swamp"A dense swamp forest roughly the size of the state of Connecticut once stretched across this region of Ohio and Indiana. A remnant of ancient Lake Maumee, this dense, soggy flatland supported abundant waterfowl and wildlife, but blocked travel and...

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  • Liberty Aviation Museum

    Established on December 1991as Liberty Aviation Museum that houses many wonderful preserved WWII era aircraft and vehicles. The facilities were built in 2011-2012, with the artifacts being housed throughout the museum, lobby, gift shop, and hangar, and includes the beautiful restored 1950's diner, Tin Goose Diner - serving food and open to the...

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  • Lighthouse Lure

    The Marblehead Lighthouse is the most photographed lighthouse on the Great Lakes and I can see why. It located in the charming town of Marblehead, Ohio with quaint gift and antique shops. They even have an old schoolhouse that's been converted into shops. The Lighthouse itself is situated in a beautiful state park right on the water. You can see...

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  • Coming Home Sculpture

    Coming Home by Larry AndersonDedicated to Ohio VeteransWho Have Served Their CountryMade Possible ThroughThe Generous Contributions ofCeil Hough Frostand other donorsSeptember 17, 1988

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  • Our Flag Sculpture

    This sculpture is by Larry AndersonDedicated to Ohio Veteransmade possible by funds requestedto the Ohio Veterans Home by former residents,k Leo DittenraderFlag Day June 14, 1992

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  • Ohio Veteran Home Museum

    This musuem is housed in a Richardsonian architectural style building called the I.F. Mack Building. Named after prominent Sandusky resident and the first President of the Board of Trustees, Isaac Foster Mack. In 1888, the original administration offices of the then name Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home was housed in the I.F. Mack Building. Since...

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  • Veterans Homes Buidings 1898-1908

    Taken from the back of the marker:Built of Sandusky Blue Limestone with sandstone details in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, the restored I.F. Mack Administration Building houses museums for the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame and the Ohio Veterans Home. Six remaining residential cottages, also in the Romanesque style, were built between 1896 and...

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  • Ohio Veterans Home Historical Marker...

    Front Text : "Ohio Veterans Home"Following the Civil War, many of Ohio's disabled and wounded veterans found inadequate provisions for their long-term needs. In response, the Grand Army of the Republic's Department of Ohio lobbied for a state-operated veterans' home. In 1886 Governor Joseph B. Foraker signed a bill establishing the Ohio Soldiers'...

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  • Saint Mary's 1873

    On June 20, 1855 six men signed a note to purchase property in Sandusky, Ohio. In a few short months, St. Mary’s Catholic Church was completed on that lot. The German immigrants of the city, who had been worshiping at Holy Angels, succeeded in founding the second Catholic parish in Sandusky. Since that day, two church buildings, five school...

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  • The Merry-Go-Round Museum

    Here is one of the largest collection of beautiful carousel animals seen in the U.S. They have some rare carousel animals seen by the public. After they are brought here, some are missing parts or need to be totally to be stripped, repainted, and or a piece re-carved. It's painstakingly time consuming because they want to do the job right to return...

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Sandusky Restaurants

  • Great Food~

    Have you dined at a 5 Guys restaurant? It is a simple restaurant with a very basic menu. Nothing fancy and no hard decisions. Yet, the food and the service is excellent! 11am - 10pm

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  • Hometown Pizza~

    Brothers Chet and Matt have been serving up the area's most delicious pizza pies for decades. Chet and Matt's Pizza has been an area tradition ever since it opened on Strub Road in Sandusky in 1996. But long before that, the brothers honed their pizza making skills at another popular establishment.We stepped into here to have a lunch and what great...

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  • Quality One for over 109 Years!

    It all started in 1900 when Chris and Matilda Toft’s family dairy farm would sell by the dipper or fill large family-size containers customers brought to the wagon. In 1935 Oswald Dairy purchased the property and founded Toft Dairy when milk pasteurization began. The business was doing so well in 1940, they had to move to a larger farm. They added...

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  • Great Entertainment, Food, and Service

    This was a wonderful place to visit and the food was wonderful. We had a large family gathering here and the tables were able to accomodate everyone comfortable and still be able to enjoy the entertainment. The service was just as wonderful and the folks were so friendly.

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  • Best Perch and Walleye!

    The Lake Erie Fish Company is by far the freshest perch and walleye in Sandusky. Their location on the water in downtown Sandusky gives you the feel that the fish were caught out the back door! Perch or walleye dinners to go!

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  • Best milkshakes ever

    The rest of the food is mediocre (fried stuff), but their milkshakes are to die for. They stick the spoon in them and it stands by itself. The restaurant is very very small, and frequented mostly by the small-time pilots that keep their planes at the airport.The airport is located on rt 6 (Cleveland Rd), about 3 mins east of the Cedar Point...

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Sandusky Transportation

  • Sandusky Bay Causeway

    Getting from Sandusky to the Islands, Marblehead, and Lake Erie Beaches requires that you use the causeway on State Route 2. Sandusky Bay is wide, but it is not particularly deep. It's too deep to wade, but it was cheaper to fill it for a road than to put a bridge all the way across. It's a unique experience that can only be duplicated in a few...

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  • Driving around Sandusky

    1. The CP traffic can be gruesome. When you're going to the point, you can avoid some of the traffic by getting to CP at the crack of dawn (but you'll be waiting till 9 for the gates to open). At the end of the day if you leave RIGHT when they're closing and don't dawdle, you can beat a lot of the crawl to get out of the parking lot.2. There are 2...

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  • Getting to Sandusky

    Sandusky only has a very small airport for small planes. If you have your own small plane... great, you can land there. Otherwise if you're flying in from somewhere, you will want to fly either to Toledo, Cleveland, or Detroit.Cleveland's airport is about 45 minutes east of Sandusky. Very easy to get to.But if you find much cheaper tickets to...

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Sandusky Warnings and Dangers

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    by sharkie Written Aug 24, 2002

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    If your scared of heights, fast moving things or doesn't like to be upside down, then you shouldn't be here.
    One more thing, if you have a bad back, you should probably not ride any of these attractions.

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Sandusky Tourist Traps

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    by sharkie Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The whole park is kind of a tourist trap, especially when all Americans have vacation, then it's queue's to everything. I think that you should go there before the end of May if you want to avoid the queue's.

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Sandusky What to Pack

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    Go to the park in October! The crowds are very small, our longest wait was 45 minutes which is great compared to the 3+ hours in the summer. Wear warm cloths with layers, get a locker when you get there for your coat and stuff and then when the sun goes down go back for it. Take gloves and a hat! It's chilly but I'd rather be chilly than sweating...

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    You certainly don't want to be without your bathing suit at this place. Sandals or flip flops are a must when on the water rides. The park people don't like you in bare feet! But make sure you have running shoes for the rest of the day, you will need a comfortable pair of shoes. You are always walking somewhere. Don't forget a towel, when it comes...

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    If you are going to Cedar Point, you might want to bring a change of clothes and shoes to the park in case you get soaked on one of the water rides. Maybe a poncho or something because it seems to rain there a lot. Sunscreen and sunglasses.

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Sandusky Off The Beaten Path

  • Confederate Cemetery/Union Prison

    Located on Johnson's Island is the Confederate Cemetery. It is the last remnant of the Civil War Era prison for Confederate Soldiers captured during the war. You can drive on to the island. Because it is mostly private residents, there is a $1.00 toll charged by an automated gate to discourage people from visiting. Just slip your cash (bills or...

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  • Marblehead Light

    Across the bay from Sandusky is Marblehead Penninsula. It gets it's name from the limestone that forms it base. The center of the peninsula consist of a huge limestone quarry. But out on the end is the Marblehead Lighthouse. Established to guide mariners into Sandusky Bay or around the islands of Lake Erie. It is one of the pleasantest places to...

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  • Discount entries to cedar point!!

    Basically there are a few ways to pay lesser than others to enjoy the same great rides and fun in cedar point. I won't be quoting any prices as I think the prices change every season. Anyway these are the general tips.1) If you have a group of more than 15 people, call in advance to make a group booking. Make sure u inform the marketing personnel...

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  • Ive only been once for...

    Ive only been once for fireworks but they put on a great show. They also have a laser show that I haven't seen but hear its great.

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  • My Favorite part of Sandusky...

    My Favorite part of Sandusky is many but I remember my first trip to Cedar Point. My Friend and I got there the night before we went to Cedar Point. We camped at Bayshore Estates Campground about a mile from The Causeway to Cedar Point. I was like a little kid at Christmas , I couldn't wait to go there.

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