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“Fascinating, refreshing” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Olentangy Indian Caverns

Olentangy Indian Caverns
Ranked #1 of 1 Tours in Delaware
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Opp, Alabama
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134 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Fascinating, refreshing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

This cave hasn't changed since I was a kid, which is exactly what I was hoping for. It seems like more of the cave was available to see a few decades ago, but the features I remembered so well were part of the tour.

The cave itself is fantastic but we were rushed through our tour. Although she was quite friendly and had interesting stories to tell during our visit, our guide kept urging us to keep moving whenever we tried to stop and get a good look at anything. From beginning to end was only about 25 minutes. There was nobody dedicated to staffing the museum, and our guide sat down next to her tip basket and said something like, "feel free to look around, I'll wait for you." As someone from the area, I was fascinated in the museum and could have spent hours in there reading everything and lost in imagining the past but "the guys" were anxious to move to other activities.

Our son (age 8) wanted to mine for gems, which was reasonably priced and he enjoyed it very much. The benches in the shade made it fun for the adults to watch him doing it. The gift shop had an amazing selection of on- and off-topic souvenirs, from a few cents to quite expensive, and amazingly friendly people working in there.

We got too hot and didn't do the mini golf but it looked like fun. I wish they would plant a few more trees or add more parking spots where there is shade. Parking in the sun when there is so much shade nearby is frustrating, never pleasant to end a visit to anywhere by getting into a car that feels like a furnace.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Big disappointment. If you've seen other caverns, you'll find this one boring.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

I've been to a few caverns in the US, and this one was SMALL! The admission is over priced (about $10 for an adult) for about a 30 minute tour. There are no great crystal formations or huge stalagmites/ stalactites. It felt like we were in a basement almost. I recommend checking out other things in the area, like Alum Creek State Park or the zoo.

Visited June 2013
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Carmel, Indiana
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Interesting but small”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

We stopped by this place and didn't know what to expect. The cavern is pretty small but were neat to walk through. It was self guided and only took 30 minutes or so to go through. The cavern is a bit chilly and wet so you have to watch your step. Overall, we enjoyed the visit but one visit is probably enough. If you're in the area it's nice to see but I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way.

Visited May 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“One trip will do the job.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

One time there is definitely enough. The cave is neat, but very small. Good place to take the kids for a trip and have a picnic.

Visited October 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
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35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A nice place to bring the family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

We took the grandkids for a day out with something different to do...
They had a good time and talk about it often, even though we originally thought they were too young to appreciate it.
They surprised us and even ask if we can go again this summer.

Visited October 2012
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