- The list below includes 72 free or cheap things to do in or near Marblehead, Ohio, including 67 different types of inexpensive activities like Specialty Museums, Cemeteries, Lighthouses and Parks.
- From Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery to Marblehead Lighthouse, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Marblehead and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Sandusky, Port Clinton, Put in Bay and Huron.
All that remains of a once active Civil War POW Depot is the Johnson Island Confederate Cemetery, a must see destination for Civil War buffs. Informational plaques and artifacts are on display on the site where over 10,000 prisoners were kept in the stockade.
Built in 1821, Marblehead Lighthouse is the oldest operating lighthouse on the Great Lakes. There is a museum on the grounds with displays and artifacts representing the colorful history of the lighthouse and the people who lived there.
Featuring Ohio's largest, multi-gauge model, public railroad display, Train-O-Rama is a must see visit for model train enthusiasts. It started as a family hobby in the 60's and has grown into a family business that has delighted visitors for decades.
The Sandusky Maritime Museum offers a learning experience for guests who are interested in knowing more about the history of the Sandusky Bay. The location not only has numerous exhibits on display, but also sells souvenirs at the gift shop.
The Shade Acres Campground offers guests the chance to reserve tent and RV campsites, cottages, bunk houses, and mobile homes. The campground's signature rental venue is a house with cable television and a VCR.
Opening in 1990 to celebrate the carousels of days of old, the Merry Go Round Museum showcases all dedicated to the art and creation of carousels. From the history to the tools to artifacts, the museum collects from around the world to bring the best collection to visitors. A 1939 merry go round is available fo…
Styled in Greek Revival architecture, Follett House Museum presents historical artifacts of Sandusky and of Erie County. The museum displays letters, drawings, diaries and books and has a collection of textiles along with a rooftop view of the area.
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267 South Lightner Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452 MoreLess Info
Find a piece of Africa in Port Clinton, Ohio, with the 100-acre African-themed refuge. Drive-thru and walk-thru safaris get you upclose to the park's wildlife. Adventures include giraffe encounters, kangaroo feedings, and educational programs.
Organizing fishing trips to Lake Erie, Fish On Charters provides visitors with the opportunity to catch Walleye and Smallmouth Bass. The charter provides all the equipment necessary for fishing and leads visitors to prime fishing locations on the lake.
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280 SE Catawba Rd., Port Clinton, OH 43452 MoreLess Info
Island Adventures Family Fun Center features attractions including miniature golf, bumper boats, go-karts, an arcade and an imitation gold mine. There have a 5,400 sq ft full-service restaurant and offer concessions as well.