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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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tdaniel
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While camping at the Alum State Park, we had planned to go to the caverns to escape the heat and humidity. However, the next morning, we got an unexpected rain storm, so we went to the caverns to escape the rain! It was a nice activity and close by the campsite, only 15 min. drive. We were a group of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

These caverns are perfect for little kids (mine are 6 and 8). We did the self guided tour and took our time going through it....it took about 45 minutes. The caverns aren't huge, and you access them through the museum (it looks like you are going into the creepiest basement ever), but we had a great time. My kids loved... More

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Dublin, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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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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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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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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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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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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