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Glacial Grooves State Memorial

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Address: 739 Division St, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
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Not large or elaborate but interesting to see.

This is a very small area and not done up to be anything special. It is still very interesting to see and realize the power of what nature can do. I have lived in the area all my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you have any interest in geology, history, or any wonderment of this beautiful plant, make this a definitive stop while on KI. Various information stands around the grooves

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a very small area and not done up to be anything special. It is still very interesting to see and realize the power of what nature can do. I have lived in the area all my life and just saw them for the first time about a year ago. Plus traveling around the rest of Kelley's Island makes... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was a truly AWESOME sight! The power of nature is really something. I agree that the signs must be replaced. But so worth it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Very beautiful and intriguing. Loved walking around and taking photos. You have to see it when you're there.

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Westerville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It only takes a few minutes to walk around the exposed Grooves, but there's nothing else like it. The signage is a bit weathered and could use some maintenance.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We stopped by to take a quick look (it's all you need) since the Memorial is right next to the State Park Beach. My husband was fascinated. I thought it was okay. Kind of cool to see the power of the glacier. It's a small island, so go ahead and make a quick stop while you're at the State Park.... More 

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Rocky River, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We stopped to look during a day trip to Kelly's Island.. The grooves are quite impressive. There is a walkway around the groove formation allowing different views. The walkway is signposted with interesting information at different intervals. Worth a stop if you are on Kelly's Island.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The Glacial Grooves are one of the must-see attractions on Kelly's Island. You might be underwhelmed at first when you see the small area surrounded by chain link fence, but take the time to do the walk and read the very informative signs that explain both the natural geologic and the human history, and just try to imagine the ice... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed walking around the groves and reading the history plagues. The plagues are very faded, hard to read (and need to be replaced). Our 11 year twin sons weren't as fascinated.

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Mansfield, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is a good state park with lots of interesting stuff about glaciers, bedrock and early Ohio history. 12yo not as interested and parents. The placards are rather weathered and at times hard to read. Worth the time if you are on the island.

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