Put-in-Bay, Ohio: Stand Inside World's Largest Geode

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Heineman Winery

978 Catawba St., Put-in-Bay, OH
Heineman Winery, On South Bass Island, auto ferry from Catawba to traverse the three miles to village of Put-in-Bay.
Early May-late Sept. M-Sa 11 am - 5 pm, Su noon - 5 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $8, Kids $4
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Stand Inside World's Largest Geode

A literal "hidden gem" 40 feet beneath a winery -- blueish celestite crystals cover chamber walls unearthed by winery well diggers in 1897.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [09/15/2011]

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Geode chamber.

World's Largest Geode, Heineman Winery

Tours of the geode are available strictly as a package deal: $7 buys a tour of "Crystal Cave," a tour of the winery, and a chip redeemable for a sample cup of wine or grape juice. Visitors descend directly into the geode's center. It is not, as some might expect, a lengthy cavern tour. There's a brief explanation of the history of the cave, then you go right back up the steps you came down. Complete cave and winery tour was accomplished in less than half an hour. Look for prop cave animals nestled among the crystals.

[Kitsa, 08/14/2012]

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