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Glacial Grooves State Memorial

739 Division St, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
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Everyone Has to Go Here at Least Once

which my husband constantly reminds me.... Twice a year every year for twenty years, he feels is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amherst, Ohio
A National Natural Landmark

Most visitors to Kelley's Island are sure to visit the Glacial Grooves. This national natural... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lorrie C
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739 Division St, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
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Reviewed 1 week ago

which my husband constantly reminds me.... Twice a year every year for twenty years, he feels is a bit much.... But it's a must take place for visitors who've not been there. So, we keep going back. Well, for me, it remains stunning. Every single...More

Thank IrishRover777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most visitors to Kelley's Island are sure to visit the Glacial Grooves. This national natural landmark is located on the north side of Kelleys Island and it is best to get there by bike, car or golf cart. The grooves were carved by ice sheets...More

Thank Lorrie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning example of the power of ice against rock. A must see for any geology buffs or rock hounds. There are so few examples of this feature left, and Ohio is truly blessed to have one. It is free to visit, however, it is...More

Thank Louis I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Glacial grooves in the bedrock pretty awesome very nice information signage and walkway. This is natural history at its best. Wisconsin glacial period left giant grooves in the bed rock exposed during a quarry operation. Very nicely preserved and present it for the public.

Thank hoosierbirder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If youre on the island, this is a must see. Get a golf cart and take a short ride across the island to see this awesome place

Thank kkpiercy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This state run free park only takes 15 minutes to get around. 30 min if you really want to spend time. But one should not come to Kelly island without going here and if you are interested in geology it is good to come here...More

Thank sharronc413
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Definitely worth seeing, as it is free, open to the public and generally pretty inoffensive, Signs explain how they got here and will probably enthrall anyone who is not familiar with basic geology. Once you have seen them, however, there is generally not a huge...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Wow! You don't see something like this everyday. Even if you don't like geology, it's worth seeing once

Reviewed 11 August 2017

The Glacial Grooves is the best historical sight on the island that tells a great story of the island's history. You will find no better natural creation on the island.

Thank Mark Z
Reviewed 2 August 2017

You really don't understand how strong and powerful the glaciers were until you see these grooves. Excellent spot to take children as you ride around the island. They (and you) learn something about the ice age while enjoying a great setting.

Thank thebookgal
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