Olentangy Indian Caverns afford a unique
experience to the explorer interested in
Indian lore and the beauties of a natural
wonderland. Enjoy cavern tours, gem-mining, mini-golf, walking one of our nature trails, or just relaxing with the family!
Formed millions of years ago by the tremendous force of an underground river cutting through solid limestone rock, the Olentangy Indian Caverns offer an exciting chance to uncover Ohio Native American lore. Evidence suggests that the Wyandotte Indians used these caverns as a haven from the weather and their enemies ā" The Delaware Indians. You will see āCouncil Rockā in the room the Wyandotteās used for tribal ceremonies. The Wyandottes may have used the caverns until as late as 1810. Hundreds of their arrow heads and other stone implements were found when the caverns were opened. The first white man believed to have entered the caverns was J.M. Adams, a member of a westbound wagon train that camped nearby in 1821. During the night one of his oxen broke loose and wandered off. In the morning the ox was found dead at the bottom of the entrance to the ancient Indian cavern. After exploring the entrance, Adams carved his name on the wall ā" where it can be seen to this day! This remarkable geological wonder is accessible to most everyone from the historic Cave House atop the entrance. Concrete stairways descend 55 feet to the cavern itself occupying three different levels. The second level contains "Indian Lover's Bench," "Battleship Rock" and "The Crystal Room." "Fat Man's Misery" is a quaint passage leading to "Cathedral Hall" and "The Bell Tower" room 105 feet below the earth's surface. Beyond are passages and rooms still unexplored.
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, 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 temperatures of 54 degrees. Three-Level Cavern Tours ļ¶Mini-Native American Museum ļ¶ Trading Post/Gift Shop ļ¶Working wooden gem mining sluice ļ¶ Playground and Picnic Facilities ļ¶Miniature Golf ļ¶ Petting Zoo ļ¶Nature Trails
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