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Glacial Grooves State Memorial

739 Division St, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
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18 Thousand years in the making

It was a quick ride for us to this State Memorial on Kelley's Island. We had the place to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Anne M
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
Awe Inspiring and Thought Provoking Rocks!

This site is wonderful to experience time--to see how glaciers shaped the land and the great lakes... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Vivgoesvroom
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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739 Division St, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
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Reviewed yesterday

It was a quick ride for us to this State Memorial on Kelley's Island. We had the place to ourselves to wander. For a geologist, this would be a big thrill, but for most people, it would be a quick stop. But it is a...More

Thank Anne M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This site is wonderful to experience time--to see how glaciers shaped the land and the great lakes, but also to see how quickly humans can change the land. The swirling rocks looked like frozen water and showed how the earth was gouged by glacial movement....More

Thank Vivgoesvroom
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For history buffs or geologists, this is cool. This shows how the grooves were carved by heavy ice and the debris it was dragging along. Nice little park.

Thank alwest83
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is really a sight to see in person! Very impressive. I'm really glad we had the opportunity to see it again.There are informational plaques to read, and you can walk all the way around. There are a few steps to climb if you want...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must stop when on the island. Very interesting to read the notes about the grooves as you walk around the area.

Thank jonathona437
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice stop on the island. Prehistoric glacial grooves. Nice state park area with hiking areas and a beach. Unfortunately the water looked like green algae had formed.

1  Thank bjorn5555
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

This is a pretty neat area to spend a little bit of time. You won't see grooves like this anywhere else, so this is worth the time if you find yourself on the island.

1  Thank Ryan S
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

Pretty remarkable to find such a unique formation so easily available (once one gets on the island). We walked around on a cool, fairly bright day; no one else was there (off season)....so nice. Only suggestion is that they redo their explanatory postings as they...More

2  Thank brinlois
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Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

A spectacular example of glacial scouring in the U.S. (there's even a piece of these in the Smithsonian! ) and a must see on Kelleys Island. Kids and all ages will like exploring and learning about the ice age and the creation of the Great...More

Thank MelindaY
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

Be sure to visit this interesting attraction when you're on the island. It is amazing to see the glacial impact, it is a short walk around the area with its informative signage, and it doesn't take an extremely long time to experience. We spent about...More

Thank Tag1126
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