Olentangy Indian Caverns

★★★☆☆
  • 1779 Home Rd

    Delaware, OH 43015

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  • 740-548-7917

About Olentangy Indian Caverns

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Sunday To Saturday From 09:30 AM To 05:00 PM

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I have never been to a cavern before, although my husband has been to many. Going in I had zero expectations, and while my husband had high expectations, we both left completely disappointed. The cost per person is $9 for an approx. 40 minute self-guided tour of 5 cavern areas. I'm one who can easily turn a 40 minute tour into a 2 hour ordeal...however we were in and out in 20 minutes. There was so very little to see. The audio stated there were names and dates and possible photos carved into the walls, however I looked all over but didn't see any. One tiny "room" (maybe 12'x4') contained "stalactites" that don't hardly resemble stalactites, they were completely unimpressive. In my opinion, this attraction is worth driving by. Keep going 3 more miles down the road and visit the Columbus Zoo instead.

One thing that should be stressed prior to purchasing a ticket to enter the cavern - some passages are EXTREMELY narrow. One in particular was such a tight squeeze that I, at 145 pounds, had to turn sideways to squeeze through. Also, be advised that the temperature in the cavern is a constant 54 degrees so take a sweatshirt!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have never been to a cavern before, although my husband has been to many. Going in I had zero expectations, and while my husband had high expectations, we both left completely disappointed. The cost per person is $9 for an approx. 40 minute self-guided tour of 5 cavern areas. I'm one who can easily turn a 40 minute tour into a 2 hour ordeal...however we were in and out in 20 minutes. There was so very little to see. The audio stated there were names and dates and possible photos carved into the walls, however I looked all over but didn't see any. One tiny "room" (maybe 12'x4') contained "stalactites" that don't hardly resemble stalactites, they were completely unimpressive. In my opinion, this attraction is worth driving by. Keep going 3 more miles down the road and visit the Columbus Zoo instead.

One thing that should be stressed prior to purchasing a ticket to enter the cavern - some passages are EXTREMELY narrow. One in particular was such a tight squeeze that I, at 145 pounds, had to turn sideways to squeeze through. Also, be advised that the temperature in the cavern is a constant 54 degrees so take a sweatshirt!

Pros: Nice picnic area & clean restrooms. Had a miniature golf course (but we didn't play it)

Cons: High price for such a quick self-guided tour, not fun or interesting

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This is a great little educational trip and a change of scene from just sitting around the house or stuffing your face with candy and popcorn at a theater (not that there are perfect times for those activities, too!).

The Indian Caverns are a quick trip. You will learn a lot if you take the time to tour each little area and press the buttons which begin a recorded little "guided tour" section. It's amazing when you learn that Native American Indians actually lived in there. You can seen areas they used as the "kitchen" and natural as well as carved monuments of their chiefs or leaders.

I've visited twice with my family and each time is fun, interesting, but not too intense. I highly recommend visiting at least once for a unique experience right here in our own backyard!

Just a note for families or groups with children: Young children may be a little scared since it is is dark and a bit closed in. I have seen little ones be anywhere from curiously excited to just plain terrified and needing to leave.

As for attire... Be sure to wear sneakers or shoes with a bit of tread, as it can be damp and a bit slick in areas.

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★★★★☆

This is a great little educational trip and a change of scene from just sitting around the house or stuffing your face with candy and popcorn at a theater (not that there are perfect times for those activities, too!).

The Indian Caverns are a quick trip. You will learn a lot if you take the time to tour each little area and press the buttons which begin a recorded little "guided tour" section. It's amazing when you learn that Native American Indians actually lived in there. You can seen areas they used as the "kitchen" and natural as well as carved monuments of their chiefs or leaders.

I've visited twice with my family and each time is fun, interesting, but not too intense. I highly recommend visiting at least once for a unique experience right here in our own backyard!

Just a note for families or groups with children: Young children may be a little scared since it is is dark and a bit closed in. I have seen little ones be anywhere from curiously excited to just plain terrified and needing to leave.

As for attire... Be sure to wear sneakers or shoes with a bit of tread, as it can be damp and a bit slick in areas.

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Many students from my school have gone to the Olentangy Indian Caverns and have really enjoyed themselves. Some of my favorite things about it:

It is reasonably priced
They have knowledgeable people there to help you
It is a part of Ohio history.

This is a great place to take your kids to or for a fun family experience close to hom.

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Many students from my school have gone to the Olentangy Indian Caverns and have really enjoyed themselves. Some of my favorite things about it:

It is reasonably priced
They have knowledgeable people there to help you
It is a part of Ohio history.

This is a great place to take your kids to or for a fun family experience close to hom.

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Tours of 3-level caverns - not for strollers or wild toddlers.Museum with Indian artifacts and geological displays. Gift shop, snack bar. Nice place for a picnic, but not a remarkable attraction and difficult to navigate with young kids.

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Tours of 3-level caverns - not for strollers or wild toddlers.Museum with Indian artifacts and geological displays. Gift shop, snack bar. Nice place for a picnic, but not a remarkable attraction and difficult to navigate with young kids.

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