We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ohio Caverns

Certificate of Excellence
Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Address: 2210 East State Route 245, West Liberty, OH 43357
Phone Number: 937-465-4017
Website
Description: Ohio's largest and most beautiful cavern. Tours take guests through two...
Ohio's largest and most beautiful cavern. Tours take guests through two different parts of the cavern. The Historic Tour begins at the site of discovery and includes the part that was originally explored from 1897 to 1925. The Natural Wonder Tour takes guests on a 1 mile walk through parts discovered after 1925. It includes the largest stalactite in Ohio, The Crystal King, along with many other marvelous formations and colors. Only one tour is offered from November through March. It is a hybrid tour, showing guests highlights from both the Natural Wonder and Historic tours.
read more
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 167 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Most recent review
Colorful Cavern

The tour is great. You get to learn about what makes the different colors in the cave. You also get pretty to close to some of the unique stalactite and stalagmite formations... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Brittany B
,
Cincinnati, Ohio
Add Photo Write a Review

167 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The tour is great. You get to learn about what makes the different colors in the cave. You also get pretty to close to some of the unique stalactite and stalagmite formations. Very interesting. Worth the drive.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mysore, India
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A saturday well spent...this place is a must visit for those who enjoy nature in all its raw beauty...best part is that the temp underground remains constant all thru the year n a perfect getaway for those biting the winter cold....very courteous staff n great guides...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tim G, Manager at Ohio Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and kind comments. We strive to keep "Ohio's Outstanding Natural Wonder" in pristine condition! We will pass on your comments to our staff. Please come back and visit anytime, we are open all year. More 

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
51 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Tour was great. $15 per person. $9 for kids. I apologize to people on my tour for the crying my little one did at the end of the tour. Having went to many other caves- even mammoth- this one has the awesome formations that the others lack. It was an easy walk as well. They take a picture at the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tim G, Manager at Ohio Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for your review. We are fortunate to have such a lovely, well decorated cavern. The photos that we take in the cavern are available for purchase ($10) in the gift shop after your tour. Sorry you didn't see yours. We apologize for being sold out of our emerald gem bags. They are our best... More 

Spring City
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My son and I usually go every year since he was 9. He is now 24 and we still go. It's a beautiful drive to get to the caverns. We take the tour which takes about an hour. So nice to do on a hot day. They have a nice gift shop and some activities for the smaller people (kids).... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tim G, Manager at Ohio Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting again and for continuing such a great tradition. The cavern has been open for tours since 1925 and we plan to be open for many generations to come. Your review is appreciated! More 

Waterford, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Beautiful. Amazing caverns. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend. Will definitely go again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tim G, Manager at Ohio Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review. We hope that you get back to visit soon! More 

Ypsilanti, Michigan
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We stopped at the Ohio Caverns on our way home from a biking trip on the Little Miami Scenic Trail. The tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Was this the most spectacular caverns we have ever seen -- well no, but anytime you can see something that nature has taken years to create, well that's not all bad. We did... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tim G, Manager at Ohio Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for your visit! We strive to provide a high quality cave experience to all our guests. We will address your point in our guide training sessions. Thank you for helping us make our great attraction even better! More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We enjoyed the cavern very much, but was pretty far off the beaten path for an hour visit. Was too much driving for my 13 year old for such a short visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tim G, Manager at Ohio Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you came for a visit. The rural setting around the cavern property adds to the scenic views. Frankly, from a business standpoint, we wish that we were closer to the major cities and freeways. The cavern is not "movable", so we are banished to a rolling hill of the Bellefontaine outlier,... More 

Peterborough, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

in 1991 we visited this site and were disappointed that the original caverns were closed. This time we got to tour the original cavern trail as it has been reopened. This was an excellent history lesson and experience for our teenagers and we also enjoyed the gift shop. A word of warning, anyone tall watch out for a step down... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tim G, Manager at Ohio Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for returning to visit the historic tour. It is open from May 1st until September 30th. We are sorry that you hit your head and glad that you not injured. The guides should point out the low ceiling spots. We will work on this aspect of tour safety. We hope that you can plan a return trip soon! More 

Kettering, Ohio
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great day trip for kiddies and older folks, alike. Pretty amazing, especially when you hear the facts behind the cave system and how long it takes the features to develop. Nice tour - about an hour or so, so would be a great stop over on your way to somewhere else, too. Lots of green space, so pack a picnic... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tim G, Manager at Ohio Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and information review. We are glad that you visited and hope to see you again soon! More 

Dayton, Ohio
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I first visited Ohio Caverns on a school field trip when I was 7 years old, in 1982. At the time I thought it was the most amazing thing I'd ever seen, and I have carried those fond memories into adulthood. Well, I finally made it back to Ohio Caverns last month, and while my three kids enjoyed it immensely,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tim G, Manager at Ohio Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your return visit. We are the largest and most beautiful cavern in Ohio. It's amazing that as we get older, we add to our life experiences and some of the things that were so wondrous fade as we get older. One of the most fun things about guiding tours through the Ohio caverns, is... More 

Travelers who viewed Ohio Caverns also viewed

 

Been to Ohio Caverns? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ohio Caverns and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Urbana, Ohio
1 month ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Ohio Caverns staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?