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Glacial Grooves State Memorial

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Address: 739 Division St, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
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Nature at it's finest.

Not many places to see grooves cut by Ice 10,000 years ago. Worth the time to walk around and see this wonder.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 13, 2015
Martin P
Griffith, Indiana
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Cleveland, Ohio
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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.

Northville, Michigan
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

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

Dover, Delaware
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

Strongsville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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

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!

Griffith, Indiana
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Not many places to see grooves cut by Ice 10,000 years ago. Worth the time to walk around and see this wonder.

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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This is a 20minute stop, but if your on Kelleys Island and miss it you've missed something really unique. There are some steps and uneven paths. It's not wheelchair accessible. The plaques are failed but most can still be read. It's a quick stop so make the effort and check out this very interesting act of nature.

Fairview, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Very interesting and worth your while to go and visit.Not much else to do on Kelly's Island,but it was a nice ride through the park to visit this site.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Not much to see here, but worth a few minutes of your time. Memorial literally hasn't changed since I visited it 30 years ago as a child, but it's a must-see on the island. There are a few boards with more information about the glacial movement, would love to see more information geared more towards children so they are able... More 


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