Olentangy Indian Caverns Delaware
Where are we going today?
If you want to explore a fascinating piece of American history, why not visit one millions of years in the making?!
Olentangy Indian Caverns were formed by a tremendous force of an underground river, that cut through solid limestone rock. How amazing is that!? But of course, this happened over millions of years, and when you visit Olentangy Indian Caverns, just have a look at how powerful nature can really be.
Today, the caverns let you explore the beautiful mazes of winding passages, and spacious underground rooms as you are taken on exciting excursions into ancient Indian lore.
There are guided and self-guided tours available, which really lets you embrace the historical AND the visual!
And the history is fascinating! They have found evidence that the Wyandotte Indians used the caverns as a haven from their enemies, and the weather. One of the large rooms even contains "Council Rock". Amazing!
Once you have finished your underground adventures, the fun doesn't have to end! If you fancy some time above ground, why not enjoy the 18 hole miniature golf course, or stroll through the lush, Native American themed garden?
All kids love to Gem Mine too, so it makes sense that at Olentangy Indian Caverns, the can learn the techniques of historical gem mining, as the treasures appear before their eyes! Gems are uncut, unpolished and come from all over the world, you may pick your budget before you begin.
History, fun, magic, and natural wonders all in one - a fascinating Ohio family day out!
How much does it cost?
- AdultsTours $9.95.
- ChildrenTours $6.95 (Ages 7 to 16)
- Free Under: 6 years for tours with paying adult
When can we go?
9:30am to 5:00pm most days, call to check.
April to Nov Self Guided Tours. June to August Guided.
A visit to the Caverns will offer your students an opportunity to learn outside the classroom. Their 45 minute tour covers cavern formations, geological compositions and subterranean wildlife. In addition, local history and the history of Ohio's Native people are discussed on the tour.
Any Top Tips?
Olentangy Indian Caverns are quite proud of their beautiful walking trails through the woods on the expansive 42 acre property. Perfect for the whole family, these trails are a great way to break up the day if the kids are getting restless..
Need a little extra help?
If you have special needs or require assistance, speak to staff about how they might be able to help.
Can I get one of those?
The gift shop is filled with amazing items to purchase, from small toys for the kids to jewelry for mom and even fossils and fossil replicas for the archeology enthusiast..
You can have birthday parties! You can rent the shelter house or log cabin, so give them a call to see what else you can enjoy on that special day!.
What people are saying?
by Grace Workman
Lots of fun!
by Katie M
Visited this place today and was sorely disappointed. I've been to a few caves in my travels and this one was the lowest ranking. The tour was about $10 a person (adult) and definitely not worth it. We were in the caverns for about 30 mins. It was a very small cave and the tour guide was meh. I do not recommend this place! Check out Alum Creek State Park for a good outdoorsy day!
by Aaron Couts
Not a bad experience, been to Ohio Caverns and enjoyed it more. But if you want a close place for the family not a bad place to go.
by Bengura ibrahim
Good place to see natural caves!
by t kirk