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Olentangy Indian Caverns

1779 Home Road, Delaware, OH 43015
(740) 548-7917
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Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in Delaware
Type: Tours
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Dublin, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We live about 15 minutes from Olentangy Indian Caverns but hadn't been in many years. If you haven't been there in a while, go back. The facilities have improved a lot. My kids, 6 and 3 enjoyed the tour and I was pleased to find out that 6 and under were free. After the cavern tour we took a walk... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I visited here with two 9-year-old boys one weekend. The boys absolutely loved it, and I thought it was interesting as well. On a busy weekend, you may have to wait for a tour, but they have a playground, a store, and "gem" mining. We took advantage of all three. The gem mining can be over in a heartbeat, so... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I loved visiting caverns as a child, so I definitely wanted to take my kids to one. This was their first experience. It was a little smaller of a tour than I expected, especially given the cost, but it was still nice and fun. There were several things to do other than just the caverns. My kids LOVED gem mining... More

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Hilliard, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My friend and I decided to visit Olentangy Indian caverns as our first stop for a day trip around central Ohio. First we went on their trails, which had a variety of plant life and it was an interesting walk. Then we visited the gift shop and decided to take a cave tour. In the mean time, we both bought... More

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Delaware, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There are two little rooms underground, not exactly my idea of a cavern. Ohio Caverns are much, much better. Don't waste your time or money here.

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Delaware, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I saw the signs for Olentangy Caverns for years before venturing a weekend visit with my family. I don't know if it's always been this way, but what we found was a depressing, ramshackle group of buildings that looked like no one had maintained for years. As for the caverns themselves, it's a trip down a wet, slippery staircase into... More

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Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I took my homeschool group here today - beautiful grounds. Gem mining was a hit with all! Nice gift shop that was reasonably priced. Small museum but the artifacts were pretty cool. This was our first cavern experience of any kind...I think it's a good intro!! I can't wait to move on and see bigger ones now!! For what it... More

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Swartz Creek
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We enjoyed the Indian Caverns that went as far as 105 ft. down. Tour guide was very informative and enoyed sharing the caverns with us. The Lover's Delight was a tight squeeze and all the history of how the caverns are made was quite interesting.

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Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The expectations of many who've reviewed Olentangy Indian Caverns seems quite high. I've been to Mammoth Caves and this is certainly not that. However, if you're into trekking and enjoy State Parks, this is a great place for a day trip - especially with a family of four or even a low-key couple wanting to take a picnic. The caves... More

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Delaware, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a short and sweet place to stop and kill 30 to 45 minutes tops! Way over priced and not much to see. I actually have been by it 100's of times and always said I can't believe I have never been there only to be saying WOW that was disappointing.

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