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Glacial Grooves State Memorial

739 Division St, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
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Just a neat natural phenomena

Rented a golf cart and toured the island specifically to see the grooves. Pretty cool gouges in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jeremy H
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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They are HUGE - more impressive than I thought it would be

These natural grooves left by glacial movement oh so long ago are just amazing. I was like "meh... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jennifer G
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Akron, Ohio
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739 Division St, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rented a golf cart and toured the island specifically to see the grooves. Pretty cool gouges in the soft limestone and good story boards to help guide the short (10-30 minutes) self-guided tour. Only complaint is the story boards are showing their age and getting...More

Thank Jeremy H
Reviewed 4 days ago

These natural grooves left by glacial movement oh so long ago are just amazing. I was like "meh" about doing it but really enjoyed walking around it. Not very friendly for handicapped - lots of stairs and natural terrain. You start at the bottom, walk...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 4 days ago

As far as I know, this is the best example of glacial grooves anywhere in the world. This is a great place to see evidence of the massive forces that shape our planet. We took a hike on one of the small trails that lead...More

Thank Timothy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free walking historical attraction. The grooves are astounding. It's crazy to read about all the history behind how they came to be part of the landscape.

Thank Abby G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No visit is complete without seeing the grooves! It is free to walk around! Great views and close to the beach too!

Thank Tabitha9703
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must see on Kelley's Island. It is amazing that mother nature carved this out of the rock. Very unique.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The glacial grooves are worth a few moments of your time if you're on Kelley's Island. Really interesting to see visual evidence of the glaciers that shaped the entire area.

Thank Joanna A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a treat to see this. Larger than I remember! I took one star off for maintenance. The informative signs around need replaced as they are becoming hard to read. They are exposed to the elements. It's a bit awe inspiring!

Thank buckeyebill68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you go to Kelleys Island this is a quick visit sight that you do not want to miss as you can see where the ice cut the grooves in the rocks.

Thank tayty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an amazing site to see! We were so glad we took the time to go see it. There's nothing like it!

Thank Emily B
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