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Sadly time has taken its toll...

I was saddened by my visit to the petroglyphs...it is a fascinating spot and worth the few minutes... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
JMSTRS
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Canal Winchester, Ohio
via mobile
The history is more impressive than the rock

The rock is not much to see anymore but the history is fascinating. I was able to see some of the... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
enelson6
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cincinnati, oh
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  • Terrible5%
Aug 28, 2018
“Sadly time has taken its toll...”
Aug 27, 2018
“The history is more impressive than the rock”
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

I was saddened by my visit to the petroglyphs...it is a fascinating spot and worth the few minutes it took to stop by and look. Time and the elements have taken their toll... they are there but challenging to see clearly. The dozens of coins...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

The rock is not much to see anymore but the history is fascinating. I was able to see some of the writing and used my imagination on what it might have looked like in the past.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank enelson6
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Nice that efforts have been made to preserve this history. Thank you, Ohio History Connection. Unfortunately most of the petroglyphs are very hard and/or impossible to make out. There is a sign at the rock to help the visitor understand what petroglyphs had been on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

Its pretty much just a rock. The Inscriptions are all most all gone due to weathering over the past 400 to 500 years. There is a plaque that show's how the inscription originally looked liked. It's not much to see, but its fun to pull...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

Perhaps at some time this was something to be in awe of....it's hard to perceive that this is real, and of significance as many assert.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shooster365
Reviewed August 5, 2018

It doesn't seem like anybody is taking care of this place. It looks more like an aviary, there is more birds nests over your head than the petroglyphs on the rock! The smell is bad and that fear that you will leave with an accidental...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank BuckeyeAdventures
Reviewed August 1, 2018

As we walked from the main docks down to the ferry area, this little monument was almost hidden away. Not much to it really, a sign and a fenced and roofed in area for the rock. I think the top had worn most of it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

If you have ever read any of my other post you know that I LOVE rocks and history, with that being said, I gave this spot a low rating due to the fact that the deck and railing structure felt unsafe. It made me feel...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in to see .not much there anymore. Stopped in from time to time over the last 30 years. Very disappointed. Over this now.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank bodymanmyers10
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Inscription Rock on the south side of Kelley’s Island is worth a quick stop, but don’t expect much. The petroglyphs are almost entirely worn away and there are a bunch of coins tossed on top of it. The stop doesn’t take more than 10 minutes...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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