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Glacial Grooves State Memorial

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Address: 739 Division St, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
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Fascinating to see

This was our highlight on the visit to Kelleys Island. They have a number of signs explaining the history of the grooves from how they were formed to how they were uncovered in... read more

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Westland
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Westland
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was our highlight on the visit to Kelleys Island. They have a number of signs explaining the history of the grooves from how they were formed to how they were uncovered in the 1970's. amazing to see the power of the slow moving glacier.

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Thank bill0925
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

I never knew the Glacial where there! I was doing some sightseeing after anchoring in the North Bay. Nice area and peaceful! Kelleys Island is very relaxing. The Geology is fascinating and I will be going back!

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Thank Mike I
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

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.

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Thank Tony C
Warsaw, Indiana
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

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Thank John E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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!

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Thank Angie S
Moreland Hills, Ohio
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44 reviews
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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.

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Dunfermline, Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
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.

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Toledo, Ohio
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Reviewed 26 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.

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Thank Utrocket71
Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

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

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Batavia, Ohio
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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.

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