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Olentangy Indian Caverns

Address: 1779 Home Road, Delaware, OH 43015
Phone Number: (740) 548-7917
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Delaware
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Type: Tours, Adventure
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Delaware, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Olentangy Indian Caverns is a classic roadside attraction venue that most people in the Columbus area have heard of or seen billboard signs for but few (probably on the basis of those same signs) have ever actually visited. Its Native American history is fairly significant, assuming it's the cave mouth of the same system connected to the Wyandots and Leatherlips,... More 

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Temperance, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This was not what I was hoping for when I visited but I still found it very interesting. I was hoping for more traditional caverns with exciting geological formations. However, the history of the Native American usage of the caverns and the surrounding area made it worth the trip. I enjoyed the self-guided tour as we could spend as little... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Never been to caverns before, so this was fun for my first one, though not as large as I thought it would be.

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tdaniel
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38 reviews 38 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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