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Glacial Grooves State Memorial

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Address: 739 Division St, Kelleys Island, OH 43438

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Outstanding geologic site, well worth the visit.

Very interesting to tour the site and read the placards placed around the walkway. The grooves are protected by a chain link fence to prevent damage but visibility is not impared... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Tony C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very interesting to tour the site and read the placards placed around the walkway. The grooves are protected by a chain link fence to prevent damage but visibility is not impared. You will be amazed when you see this formation.

Thank Tony C
Warsaw, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The Glacial Grooves of Kelley's Island turned out to be a great find for us. I enjoy geology with history, and finding this important remnant of a fascinating period of earth's history was unexpected and rewarding. The site is fun to get to - as one must transport to Kelley's Island via plane or on one of the ferrys. We... More 

Thank John E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Just take a walk around the grooves and let the placards tell the story. It's fascinating! My husband and I spent a couple of hours here reading and enjoying the views. There are very few places like it!

Thank Angie S
Moreland Hills, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

It took us quite a bit to be sure of where the Grooves could be accessed. Once we found them, they were interesting albeit no need to plan on a long visit. 30 minutes is probably enough time.

Thank Aileen013
Dunfermline, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We never knew about this place but it is well worth visiting it. A lot of history is evident and I thoroughly recommend spending an hour here.

Thank Brigham
Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This was one of our highlights of our visit to Kelley's Island. Excellent views of the glacieral grooves. I included pics and one of the plaques explaining the history (there are more). The grooves are very impressive.

Thank Utrocket71
Indialantic, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

A long stretch of rock "dragstrip" clearly carved by glaciers. If you don't appreciate geology, don't bother.

Thank ChrisC-Ohio
Batavia, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Visited this attraction twice-once when I was 16 and 50 years later. Still find it interesting and amazing. parking is available and not a strenuous walk around the property. You can take it all in with a 15 minute stop.

Thank Raymond L
Lambertville, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Really cool to see. Its a small location, so won't take long to go through. Lots of information available as you visit.

Thank Jennifer N
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We were on Kelly's Island Labor Day week, this is the best attraction and was interesting. There is not much to do on the island unless you want to go to the beach or camp. There are only a few shops and restaurants. We rented a golf cart and went around the island. We were over there for about 2... More 

Thank TAMiller1964

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