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Glacial Grooves State Memorial

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Address: 739 Division St, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
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This is a quick stop, but historical. Climb stairs to get to the top and few the grooves, uneven walkways. Not for walkers, canes, strollers or if you are not a solid walker... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Portsmouth, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Glacial Grooves Memorial was interesting but nothing to build your trip to the island around. We were driving past it and thought, 'hmmm, let's check it out.' It was free and maybe takes five to ten minutes to walk around if you read all the (boring) plaques.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Learned a lot about the islands history. Glaciers grooves are so interesting although bit of disappointment that you can't experience them up close and have to view over a fence. Still a great experience and very educational.

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a quick stop, but historical. Climb stairs to get to the top and few the grooves, uneven walkways. Not for walkers, canes, strollers or if you are not a solid walker. Various markers to explain the grooves. Maybe 15-20 minutes spent.

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Medina, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The glacier grooves are interesting to see. Some of the walking could be a bit tricky. Wear athletic shoes or stable flip flops. There are some good photo opportunities.

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Maumee, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It takes just a few minutes to check out the grooves and is well worth the stop. There are also picnic tables available. Please keep in mind that there are steps and it could be slippery if its rained recently. The parking lot is pretty small too so if you travel to the island over a holiday weekend it may... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Very interesting piece of history. These grooves are a must see if you visit Kelly's Island. The glacial grooves are located very close to a very nice beach near the campground park. I have never seen anything this massive in size on such a small island.

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Catawba Island, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A cart or bike ride from downtown will give you a bit of the island history and much earlier in time. The area used to be open many years ago when I went as a kid but is fenced off (doesn't block the view) for safety and protect it from those wanting to take history home with them. This area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

These were very interesting to read about and to see up close. It's amazing to see the rock formations that were cut by the glaciers from Wisconsin!!!

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It was an outstanding feeling when we first had the view of this site; these glacial grooves that formed over 30,000 years ago by slow moving glaciers are really worthy of getting attention as well as special-protection. It is a must see on Kelleys Island!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

If you're taking a trip around the island, you might as well stop by and check out the grooves. They're interesting for a few minutes, but there isn't a whole lot to see and it gets old quick.

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Address: 739 Division St, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Kelleys Island

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