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Olentangy Indian Caverns in Delaware Ohio

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    Beat the Heat this summer in the cool, underground caverns!

    The Olentangy Indian Caverns are a series of natural underground caves, passages, and rooms occupying three different levels. The caverns were formed millions of years ago by an underground river that cut through the limestone rock. They were used by the Wyandotte Indians as a refuge from the weather and from their enemies the Delaware Indians.

    Tours and Rates

    Olentangy Indian Caverns afford a unique experience to the explorer interested in Indian lore and the beauties of a natural wonderland. For the geology student, the fossils and various rock strata provide high educational value. For the tourist, a trip through the Caverns re-creates the thrilling days of lost Indian tribes and pioneer explorers. The caverns are naturally air conditioned, with year-round temperature a constant 54 degrees. The tour is an event that you will long remember, so bring your camera, wear sturdy shoes and come see the historic OLENTANGY INDIAN CAVERNS.

    Self-Guided Tour Season:

    Our self-guided tour season is a great opportunity to explore the caverns at your leisure. Spend as much or as little time as you like in each area of the cavern. There are five informational audio stations in five different areas of the caverns. Each station contains about 3 to 4 minutes of history about how the caverns were formed and how they have been used for the past 200 years.

    April 1st – May 31st

    September 1st – October 31st

    November 1st – 24th (weekends only)

    $ 9.50 – Adults (17 years old and up)

    $ 6.95 – Children (7 to 16 years old)

    6 years old and under are free with a paying adult.

    Guided-Tour Season:

    Join our guided-tours for an experience you won’t forget. You will follow our trained tour-guides through the caverns stopping at special formations for information and exciting stories. Each tour is around 40 minutes and is sure to be fun and educational for the entire family.

    June 1 – August 31

    $ 9.95 – Adults (17 years old and up)

    $ 6.95 – Children (7 to 16 years old)

    6 years old and under are free with a paying adult.

    Check out the video below to see if you can navigate the climb and decent!


    This is something cool to do once or twice. Much better for children under ten for repeat visits. It sparked a lasting interest in gemology and geosciences in my now teenage daughter.



    I’m still waiting for the heat, lol. But seriously, these are a fun place to visit and I second the recommendation!

    I thought that I heard these were for sale a few years ago. Any idea who runs them now?


    Last time I went here, was as a chaperon for an elementary school class. Being about 3 feet taller than anyone else in the group, I was the perfect height for a bat to fly directly into my face.

    I’m pretty sure I screamed louder than any of those children and made their school year.

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