So, what we did get to see is the world's largest Doric column.
While denied the chance of reaching the top, we were allowed inside the rotunda.
This monument in the DeRivera Park in the village of Put-in-Bay marks the original burial place of the six officers.
You can see the original memorial in the background.
Perry's Cave Family Fun Center, is --for the most part-- something akin to what one would see at Gatlinburg and the like. For instance, you can play at the War of 18 Holes of Golf. However, the exception to all of this is the actual cave.
The first War of 1812 battle on Ohio soil was fought here when about 60 exhausted citizen soldiers were ambushed by about 130 Indians on September 29. Twenty men held the Indians at bay from a cabin while the main body escaped by boat to Cedar Point. Two days later the defenders were rescued. Forty Indians including several chiefs and 8 Americans were killed in the skirmish, neither a victory nor a defeat for either side.The monument above is inscribed, "In memory of Mason, Simonds, & Mingus. Who fell near this place in battle with the Indians. Sept. 29, 1812." I have seen this battle referred to in various sources as Crystal Rock, but the marker is located on the southside of the Marblehead Peninsula in Lakeside Marblehead. It is all a bit confusing, because there is a small village of Crystal Rock located south of this location and across the Sandusky Bay! Also, the photos taken here may look a bit bit odd because they were taken after it had turned dark.