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Glacial Grooves State Memorial

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Address: 739 Division St, Kelleys Island, OH 43438

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Only takes a few minutes out of your day.

This was a very nice stop and it only takes about 15 minutes to see. It is amazing to imagine what it took to make the grooves.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Versailles, Kentucky
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Birmingham, Alabama
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54 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The park is interesting, but the signage needs to be updated. Many of the explanations were too faded to read.

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Versailles, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very nice stop and it only takes about 15 minutes to see. It is amazing to imagine what it took to make the grooves.

Thank DLouderback
Washington D.C. Metro Area
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great example of Glacial Grooves. The park is small, but it claims to be the biggest of its kind (in terms of preserved grooves). For geology interests, it is very interesting. Good stop

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Portageville, Missouri
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106 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is amazing and we enjoyed our visit. It is across from the beach and was worth the stop. It is a free attraction! We stayed around 15 minutes.

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Powell, Ohio
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65 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here with family, and enjoyed seeing the attraction. There's lots of steps so it is not good for folks who can't walk or do stairs. There is some shade and picnic tables, so you could pack a picnic and have a bite under the shade.

Thank Elise W
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400 reviews
257 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Glacial Grooves is literally one of those places you can't miss. If you travel down Division Street by foot, car, cycle, or golf cart all the traffic converges at the parking lot and the road ends a few yards farther at the state park boat ramp. If you boat to Kelleys Island, the grooves are not visible from the lake.... More 

Thank Paul S
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is just a very cool & interesting place to visit on KI that you can't see anyplace else. It is never crowded. If you are on KI you have to check it out!

Thank kimnart
Louisville, Ohio
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47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park has a fairly short path around the glacial grooving - so that visitors can see the preserved area from all angles. There are informative plaques along the way. Very interesting spot and a great bit of Ohio geological history !

Thank Tricia A
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very well marked and very informative there is a few stairs so it is not handicapped accessible we went with family of younger kids under 9 and they loved it

Thank Larry M
Madison, Ohio
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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