(Put-in-Bay, OH) An iconic Ohio island landmark reopens to the public this weekend.
The Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial resumes public tours after being closed for a$2.4 million facelift by the National Park Service. When the first visitors climb to the top of the 350-foot tower Saturday morning for a spectacular view of Lake Erie, it will mark the first time in over 18 months.
The first 103 visitors will get in free, to mark the age of the 103-year old monument. The first 103 kids to visit also will receive Perry's Victory quarters.
The South Bass Island monument remembers all who died during the battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony to reopen the monument at 10 a.m. Saturday.