The Thomas Edison House is open from February through November and is easily reached from Exit 118 off of the Ohio Turnpike. Admission (2014) is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $4 for children 6-12. Hours vary throughout the year.
Thomas Edison House
9 Edison Dr.
Great Wolf Lodge
4600 Milan Rd.
Sandusky, OH 44870
Admission (2014) is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+), and $4 for children 4-14. Admission includes one carousel ride. Hours vary throughout the season.
301 Jackson St.
The island is reachable from by Miller's Ferry from Port Clinton and by Jet Express' jet-powered catamarans from Catawba. The ferry runs regularly from late May to late November. Jet Express runs from May to October. You can also reach the island year-round by small aircraft, weather permitting.
Once on the island, there is a $2 shuttle from the dock into town or you can rent a bike or a golf cart...or you can walk; it's only about 1 1/2 miles.
The island is a summertime favorite. Less crowded than its cousin, Middle Bass Island and Put-in-Bay, Kelleys is known for its restaurants, winery, Victorian Houses, and its Glacial Grooves, souvenirs from the Ice Age.
Lagoon Deer Park is open from May through October. Admission prices and hours vary throughout the year.
Lagoon Deer Park
Back on the mainland is the Johnson's Island Museum, which features a scale model of the prison and other artifacts. The museum is open weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Located in Fremont Ohio, about a half hour away from Cedar Point is the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. This 31-room mansion was the Hayes' primary residence after President Hayes left office in 1881. The complex, which includes the home, a museum, the grounds, and the tombs of President Hayes and his wife, Lucy, was the first presidential library and museum.
Today, visitors can take a guided tour of the house, stroll the grounds, and take an unguided tour of the museum. On display are original family furnishings, President Hayes' library of more than 12,000 books, many of his papers, and Civil War and 19th century artifacts. The Center is open year round Monday - Saturday from 9am to 5pm and on Sunday from noon to 5pm.
Admission (2014 prices) to either the museum or the library is $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors (60+) and AAA members, and $3.50 for children. There is $1 discount if you purchase both library and museum admission as well as a discount for active military personnel and their dependents. Ohio Historical Society members get free admission.
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
1337 Hayes Avenue
Fremont, OH 43420
Admission (2013) is $15 for adults, $13 for those 62 and older or 12-17, and $8 for those under 12.
15248 Twp Rd.