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Glacial Grooves State Monument

North Side, Kelleys Island, OH
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Canton
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Kelley's Island used to have huge amounts of exposed Limestone with Glacial grooves cut into them 10,000 years ago. Unfortunately they were all mined for the limestone many years ago except for one small patch that somehow missed destruction. Although it is small, it does show you how the Glaciers carved out long thin lines by carrying rocks across the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The grooves are deteriorating but it's still an amazing sight. Too bad the state doesn't do more to keep the place up. It seems to be weedy and in need of upkeep...every year it looks a little bit worse. Won't stop me from coming though, it's fascinating and free.

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Syracuse
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

These glacial grooves are amazing. There is no signage to lead the way to them, and I wouldn't have known to look for them had it not been for an uncle who knows the island well. Fortunately we were able find the site and see this special geological phenomenon. If you're going to Kelleys Island, visit!

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The signage is old, the grooves have some leaves and other dirt filling some. I would have liked even more info on how the grooves may have formed. Very cool to see the grooves, and to know how special they are, even famous internationally!

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Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Cool to see history as these glacier grooves are supposedly the oldest of their kind in the world. Signage seems to be original from 1977 and needs to be replaced.

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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a fun and educational stop when touring Kelly's Island. These glacial formations are some of the most well know and appreciated. You can walk around the perimeter and read informational markers that will add to the experience.

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Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A 20 minute experience in a informational attraction built in the 70s and never updated. This is more of a "Let's go over to the Glacial Grooves while we're here" kind of place and not a destination, although if you're really into geology, they claim it is one of the world's best examples of glacial grooves. But for us lay... More

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Not handicap accessible, but lots of plaques that tell all about how the glaciers made the grooves in the rocks. I have never seen anything like this in my life. This is a must see...

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

An out-of-the-ordinary site that's interesting to both young and old. Helpful markers explain what you're viewing.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was worth seeing, it is supposed to be one of the best preserved glacier grooves in the world. Interesting fact is that they were covered in debris and they uncovered them in 1972. It doesn't take long to walk around the park and see the groves that the glaciers left behind.

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