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Glacial Grooves State Memorial

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Address: 739 Division St, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
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It was such a awe striking place and very educational to the kids to learn how this was all made by nature

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Amber S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was such a awe striking place and very educational to the kids to learn how this was all made by nature

Thank Amber S
Cleveland, Ohio
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169 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

It is interesting to take out of town visitors to this piece of natural history. The Glacial Grooves are fenced off but there are plenty of angles to view the rock formations. There are printed explanations along the way to educate the young and old alike. A nice stop on Kelley's Island. Ask a local or rent a golf cart... More 

Thank j25aj
Westport, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The area was nice to see and show someone about geological formations but not a big area see. There is some unusual groves cut in the limestone that shows the enormous pressure that the glacier had exerted on this area.

Thank John R
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

If you love or even like geology , then this is a must stop. The worlds largest Glacier grooves discovered. Amazing the power needed to create.

Thank Mike G
Cleveland, Ohio
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106 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is really amazing to contemplate. Imagine what happened here and what a natural history lesson this is! Very cool. Too bad other examples were destroyed by the quarry operations.

Thank Moki75
Northville, Michigan
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63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

My husband and I were camping on the weekend of September 26. Even knowing glacial grooves were a touristy spot, we decide to stop by. We ended up spending a long time over there, how interesting! Nature is just amazing! When we got there in the morning it wasn't crowded at all so we took really nice pics and could... More 

Thank Patricia R
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442 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

It is worth a quick stop but its not as amazing as how it seems on the pamphlets and photos on the web.

Thank Gaspard_de_la_nuit
Dover, Delaware
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This was a wonderful, educational, free attraction. The site is well kept with durable steps to climb up and down. There are educational messages all about. The place is kept by the Historical Society--good for them. Very unusual. Great opportunities to capture the grooves on camera.

Thank Tina H
Strongsville, Ohio
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

this is a must see when you visit Kelley's Island. The history behind the grooves is remarkable. Don't miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

So interesting and historical. Small area blocked off. Small parking lot next to steps where you can walk up and then walk around and see it from all sides. You can see the original quarry at the end. Really fascinating. Don't miss this quick trip!

Thank Rhonda B

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