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Marblehead Lighhouse - Photographer Brad DolchHere's just a very few things to see and do around our local area, however when you arrive, you will find in your guest house a large assortment of attraction pamphlets, coupons, brochures of all kinds, along with maps to our area.  We don't want you to miss out on a thing during your stay in our area. 
Be sure to go to the Day Trip Ideas  page on our website too!

SHOPPING

Russell's Flowers, Garden Center and Gifts  (Bellevue)  5 minutes - Full service fresh flower florist, as well as silk florals for all occasions. Also, enjoy their large gift shop featuring everything from seasonal decor items, new primitive style furniture pieces, lamps and prints and linens and a large assortment of fun every day jewelry. During growing season, they have greenhouses filled plants, herbs and garden center supplies for all your yard and garden needs. It's so much fun shopping here.  There is always something changing.

Art@106 Artist Guild (downtown Bellevue)  5 minutes - Art@106 provides a storefront and structure for artisans in the four county area for creating art, art lessons, art displays and the individual commercial sale of art. They features a unique selection for gifts, home decor and art pieces such as stain glass, framed photography, amazing artisan jewelry, paintings in all mediums, handcrafted candy, hand thrown pottery, wood carving and wood burning items, woven and sewn wearable items and much more!  It's always changing, so you never know what you will find.  Coupon

Sorrowful Mother Shrine Gift Shop (Bellevue) 10 minutes - The Oldest Marian Shrine in the Midwest. Founded 1850, now in our 160th Year. Located on Ohio 269 South, the Sorrowful Mother Shrine is an old Marian shrine resting on 120 acres of beautiful, unspoiled woodlands. It is the oldest place of pilgrimage dedicated to Mary in the Midwest. Paved walkways, winding among tall and colorful oak trees, lead to the Stations of the Cross and to the replicas of Lourdes and Sepulcher Grottos - favorite places of prayer and meditation. The shrine also provides a popular cafeteria service and picnic area. Masses are held weekdays 11 a.m., Saturday 4 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Special ethnic Sunday celebrations are at noon.  A place to "stand still and feel the presence of God"

Hunters Needs  (Bellevue) 5 minutes  Facebook
Don't let the name fool you!  Hunters Needs is your local family outdoor outfitter and features a wide selection of boots for all types of weather and occasions. We stock cold weather Carhartt apparel, brands like Wigwam and Minnetonka, plus clothing and fashion accessories for the gals. Shooting enthusiasts, we stock supplies and equipment!  We have hard to find sizes, special orders welcome and gift cards are available.   Coupon

New and Old Treasures  (downtown Bellevue)  5 minutes  Shop is filled with consignment items from antiques, gently used, collectibles, furniture and more!  If you can't find what you are looking for, be sure to ask Sabra and let her know you are staying here at Paul and Janell Davenports guest house.

Candy Depot  (Bellevue)  5 minutes 
When you're in the mood for something sweet that melts in your mouth like melted butter, then visit Candy Depot.  All of their candies and chocolate are hand crafted, home made, fresh and delicious!  You will find a wide assortment of flavors and types of various confections to satisfy anyones fancy.   Also available are hand mixed granola and trail mixes made with the freshest of ingredients along with personalized candies for just about every occasion you can think of. 

Golden Acorn  (downtown Bellevue) 5 minutes  Facebook
Delightful gift shop with a wonderful selection of quality kitchenware, decor, specializing in childrens books, puzzles and baby gifts, handmade artisan jewelry, European greeting cards and more!  Located downtown on South West Street.  Be sure to stop in and tell Liz we sent you!  You'll love this artsy shop with something for everyone!

The Berlin Fruit Box Company / Samuel Patterson Baskets  (Berlin Heights) 30 minutes
Celebrating 152 years making baskets of cherry, maple, walnut and Ohio buckeye woods, as well as farm baskets.  All made on-site, including the log veneering.  If you like Longaberger Baskets, you will fall in love with Samuel Patterson Baskets...guaranteed!

Naturally Country Gifts and Decor   (Norwalk) 15 minutes  Facebook
Over 5000 sq. ft. of incredible custom decor and decorating items, floral designs, prints, outdoor decor and so much more.  Take time to wander along the brick sidewalks, relax by the cascading waterfall and enjoy the lush garden scenery.  You can't go home without visiting Naturally Country, you will be truly amazed at the selection and quality. Coupon

Jamie's Flea Market  (South Amherst) 25 minutes  Facebook
Large open air and covered flea and antique market open every Wed. and Sat.

Grandma's Attic at Historic Lyme Village  (Bellevue)  15 minutes  The year round Christmas Corner features nationally known 1800's feather tree artist and designer, Dennis Bauer. Also featured in the store are hand blown glass ornaments, historical memorabilia and collectibles, souvenirs, gift items, art pieces and so much more.

 

ATTRACTIONS and ENTERTAINMENT

Jungle Junction and Play Center  (Bellevue) 10 minutes.  We are thrilled to announce that here in Bellevue at our local Recreation Complex (10 minute drive), we will have the Ohio's largest premier indoor play structure "Jungle Junction" in combination with our existing  Lil' Olympic outdoor community pool!  Jungle Junction Play & Party Center is completely enclosed within a climate controlled building and is considered one of the largest indoor play structures in the country.  Six levels of indoor fun!  It will be an amazing fun time for children 12 and under.  Day passes are available for our guests for both Jungle Junction and the outdoor pool facilities and you don't need to be a member. 110 Cherry Blvd., Bellevue, 419-484-5532 

Bellevue Society For The Arts 
(Live Theater Productions)  (Bellevue) 10 minutes
Theatre seats 350 featuring theatre productions, cultural events, live concerts, lectures, recitals and children's programs.
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Cedar Point Amusement Park  (Sandusky) 20 minutes   The "Best Amusement Park in the World" offers 68 rides, 15 roller coasters, an 18-acre water park, family activity complex, four resort hotels, marina, games, live entertainment, restaurants, and much, much more.

African Safari Wildlife Park (Port Clinton) 25 minutes.  Visit the only drive through safari in the Midwest-African Safari Wildlife Park! From antelopes to wart hogs to giraffes, this park has it all for the entire family!  Coupon

Summit MotorSports Raceway Park  (Norwalk)  15 minutes.    NHRA America's Track....the "Roar of Thunder"

 


MUSEUMS, NATURAL LANDMARKS & HISTORIC PLACES

Historic Lyme Village (Bellevue) 10 minutes
This recreated village, containing restored 19th century buildings, depicts life in the Firelands in the 1800's.  Interesting, educational and fun for the entire family!   Coupon

Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum (Bellevue) 10 minutes
Ohio's largest railroad museum!  One of the earliest railroads that ran through Bellevue in 1839 was the Mad River & Lake Erie Railroad, and the first engineer of the "Sandusky", Thomas Hogg.  The Mad River & NKP Railroad Society, a non-profit organization, chose this as part of our name when we formed. In 1976 we opened the museum as a lasting bicentennial project. Henry Flagler, who built the Florida East Coast Railroad once lived on the property where the museum is now located. Coupon

Seneca Caverns  (Bellevue) 15 minutes
Preserved close to its original natural state, Seneca Caverns is a unique and educational adventure which you will always remember. Seneca Caverns was discovered in June 1872 by two boys, Peter Rutan and Henry Homer of Flat Rock, Ohio, while hunting rabbits with their dog. Their dog chased a rabbit to a brush pile, where the dog and rabbit then disappeared. The boys dug around the brush pile and discovered an opening, which was actually a natural sinkhole. The boys fell through the opening, landed in the first level of the cave, where they found their dog, and crawled back up to the cave entrance. They then returned home and told everyone about their discovery.

Edison's Birthplace (Milan) 15 minutes
Born in Milan, Ohio in 1847, The Edison Birthplace Museum features a collection of rare Edisonia, including examples of many of Edison's early inventions, documents, and family mementos. The Birthplace is open February through November and is located at 9 Edison Drive in Milan, Ohio
 
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center (Fremont) 20 minutes
United States nineteenth president.  When the Civil War began, Hayes offered his services to the state of Ohio. Governor William Dennison appointed him to the rank of major in the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He saw much active service, rising to the rank of major general. He was severely wounded on September 14, 1862, at the Battle of South Mountain. In 1864, while still in the army, he was elected to Congress (despite his refusal to campaign). Hayes did not take his seat until the Union had won the war. He was reelected in 1866. The following year Ohio voters elected him governor. He retired at the close of his second term in 1872, and moved to Fremont in May 1873. After winning a third term in 1875, the Republican Party chose Hayes as its presidential candidate. He won the 1876 election only after the creation of a special commission to decide disputed electoral votes. Because of the tension surrounding his election, Hayes secretly took the oath of office on Saturday, March 3, 1877, in the Red Room of the White House.

Sorrowful Mother Shrine (Bellevue) 15 minutes The Oldest Marian Shrine in the Midwest. Founded 1850, now in our 160th Year. Located on Ohio 269 South, the Sorrowful Mother Shrine is an old Marian shrine resting on 120 acres of beautiful, unspoiled woodlands. It is the oldest place of pilgrimage dedicated to Mary in the Midwest. Paved walkways, winding among tall and colorful oak trees, lead to the Stations of the Cross and to the replicas of Lourdes and Sepulcher Grottos - favorite places of prayer and meditation. The shrine also provides a popular cafeteria service and picnic area. Masses are held weekdays 11 a.m., Saturday 4 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Special ethnic Sunday celebrations are at noon.  A place to "stand still and feel the presence of God"


RESTAURANTS
Local Restaurants, Sports Bars and Fast Food in Bellevue:  (menus are located in your accommodations)

- Long Way Home Family Restaurant  (Family Style)
- Casa Mexicana (Authentic Mexican Cuisine)

- Copper Top Bake Shop (Full Service Bakery, Coffees, Breakfast and Lunches)
- The Green Emerald Pub and Restaurant (Family Restaurant, and Pub)
- Gilbert's Place (Coffee Shop and Light Food Fare)

- Twin Lakes Golf Course and Restaurant  (Full menu, great food with a pretty view of golf course in a casual environment)
- Happy Garden Inc  (Chinese Restaurant)
- Jenny's Amsden House  (Family Restaurant Specializing in Breakfast)
- Fontana's Italian Eatery (Italian)
- PIZZA: Marco's Pizza  -  Pizza House West - East of Chicago - Pizza Wheel - Pizza Hut - Little Italy
- FAST FOOD:  Subway - Wendys - Taco Bell - McDonalds - Burger King
- Bellevue Hospital (General Dining Cafeteria Style)
- Track's End Restaurant (24 Hour Diner with full menu)
- ICE CREAM: Miller's Drive-In  (Ice Cream and Food) Open April - October
- ICE CREAM: Cold Rush Dairy Bar (Ice Cream and Food) Open March - October

If you enjoy Japanese, we suggest Nagoya Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi located in Port Clinton  (30 minutes). 



LOCAL GOLFING

Green Hills Golf (Clyde) 10 minutes   Public course offers the best in golf, food and beverages, as well as award-winning club house facilities stocked with all the equipment and accessories you need.  Coupon

Woussickett Golf Course (Sandusky) 15 minutes  Public course to enjoy your golf game in a unique wooded setting! They offer tee times 7 days a week, a full-stocked pro shop, restaurant and more!  Coupon

Sycamore Hills Golf Course (Norwalk)  20 minutes    Best 9 hole public course around. Golf rentals available, family friendly and casual dining available.

Sleepy Hollow Golf Course (Clyde) 10 minutes   Well established community golf course
 

FISHING CHARTERS ON LAKE ERIE

Miss. Andrea Fishing Charters
Fishing with Captain Ron will give you a fishing experience you will brag about to your friends and family for a lifetime!  U.S. Coastguard Licensed, specializing in sport fishing on the famous western basin of Lake Erie for Yellow Perch, Walleye and Bass!  You won't go home without fish!  Based in Marblehead, Ohio  Coupon

Myrmidon or Fishin' Ful
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ou will experience the best walleye fishing in the world here in Ohio's Western Basin of Lake Erie.  Both Carole Vukmer and Bob Hughey are US Coast Guard licensed Captains and Ohio licensed guides with over 50 years experience.  Specializing in Light Tackle Sport Fishing.    Coupon

Clevelander Charters 
Come spend the day aboard the Clevelander II. It is located behind the Sandusky City Building and Sandusky Police Department off Meigs Street in Sandusky, Ohio.  Weather permitting, walk-on fishing will depart at 9:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M.. My afternoons are open for special corporate charters, birthday parties, family reunions, school field trips, or special shoreline cruises. I also offer evening fishing trips, departing 6:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. several evenings every month.

Walk on Head Boats  
ShoreNuf Charters (Port Clinton) 30 minutes from us.
Clevelander Charter (Sandusy)  25 minutes
Sassy Sal Charters  Located also in Port Clinton
TIbbels Charter Service Located in Marblehead about 30 minutes from us.

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Other Resources for Local Information
Shop Bellevue Ohio (local website)  Website
Sandusky County Visitors Bureau  Website
Lake Erie Shores and Island Travel Planner   Website 
Bellevue Chamber of Commerce  Website
Bellevue Area Tourist Visitors Bureau   Website
 

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