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Glacial Grooves State Monument

Address: 739 Division St, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Hanover Township
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We found this to be interesting for a one time stop but not to the point that we would visit again. We don't have anything negative to share.

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Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was interesting to see what had formed and how it is preserved. There are signs along with way as you walk around it explaining some of the history.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Take a moment during your vacation and check out the glacial grooves. There is no fee or admission and when you think about how these grooves were formed, it is really amazing. Whenever we have friends up to our cottage for the first time, we always take them to the grooves. Only takes about 15-20 minutes to walk around and... More 

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Massillon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My family and friends went to Kelleys Island for the day and rented golf carts to tour the island. We stopped by Glacial Grooves. It was interesting to see. There's a walkway around the grooves. We were there 15 minutes max. Like a previous reviewer, I wouldn't make a special trip to see this (unless you're really into glacial grooves),... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Glacial grooves is part of the Ohio Historical Connection. It is the best preserved and possibly the largest glacial grooves in the world. No fee admission and you can take your time walking around the fenced exhibit. It is located on the north side of Kelleys Island. You can easily walk to this site from the downtown area, about 2... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My kids and I headed up the Kelley's Island for a day trip. I had never been there and did not know what to expect. I had read about the Glacial Grooves and decided we had better see that since we were on the island. The parking lot was very small--we had taken our car over on the ferry because... More 

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Newark, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Never have seen anything like this. Amazing natural wonder. Worth renting a golf cart and going to see

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Clarksville, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you are on Kelley's Island, you should see this. It does not take much effort and it is very interesting. I would not go to Kelley's Island just to see it though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Impressive evidence of the power of glaciers and understanding what is going on under all that snow and ice. Allow about 30 minutes to see the grooves from all angles and read the plaques explaining what you are seeing

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Largest exposed glacier grooves in the world. Completely free and self guided tour. We go every year and are always amazed by what we see and the history to go with it. Located near the beach and state park.

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