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Glacial Grooves State Memorial

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Address: 739 Division St, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
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Neat to see, needs a reboot

Worth checking out. Same as when I visited as a kid in the 80s--chain link fence separates visitors from grooves, signage has to be decades older than that, mildewed and in need... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Madison, Ohio
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was very cool to see and we were glad we took the time. This was very educational for everyone in our little group. It's not hard to find and the scenery along the way was worth the drive.

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Parma, Ohio
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61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing views stretch along this beautiful area. Somewhat hard to read the posted signs due to sun wear and guests scratching the plastic but what we could see was helpful. Look hard to see the fossils in the stone as they are visible. Largest glacial grooves in North America right in our backyard, who would of thought. Be sure to... More 

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Thank Michael S
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth checking out. Same as when I visited as a kid in the 80s--chain link fence separates visitors from grooves, signage has to be decades older than that, mildewed and in need of a refresh, particularly in the explanation of their formation. The grooves are a natural wonder, though, and neat to see them in real life instead of a... More 

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Rocky River, Ohio USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When you are here you have to stop and see. Not hard to find and plenty of parking. Does not take long at all to see and walk. There are a few steps up and down. You can't climb the groves but only walk around the on the path. Great to see nature wonder. Not to exciting but is cool... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very cool to see. This is strictly for looking and there is no access into the grooves. Will only take about 10 mins to get the entire experience.

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Townsend, TN, United States
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is obvious that this monument is low on the list of priorities in the state budget. It was obvious that minimal attention is paid to this area due to the amount of litter and the use of weed killer in the grooves. The path was well worn and showed erosion. It is not ADA compliant. The trail signs are... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not something you see every day! Be warned, upon arrival my cell phone displayed a "Welcome to Canada" message and that any calls would be billed at an international rate even though you aren't in Canada.

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Thank Austin S
Naples, Florida
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10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've not ever seen anything like this before! Amazed at what the glaciers did to the earth! Enjoyed reading the history and information about this area. Very small section by the quarry.....plan for 15-20 minutes, if you are into geology. Others, that weren't, flew through it in 5-10 minutes.

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Sedona, AZ
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205 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A most interesting geological site on Kelley's Island. Any day trip should include a stop here. Not something you'll find elsewhere and it helps in understanding the power and effect of glacial movement over time.

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Toledo, Ohio
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They have excavated and also enlarged the visible area of these grooves since I was a kid and made a pathway that runs along one side of them and back along the other. (And also there is a lot present that hasn't been excavated that you can't see!) Along the path there are different plaques to read that describe the... More 

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