Olentangy Indian Caverns Delaware, Ohio
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!

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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 " The Delaware Indians. You will
see “Council Rock” in the room the
Wyandotte’s 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 " 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.

Caverns Big Toy & Play Area

Typical Day

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
Mini-Native American Museum
 Trading Post/Gift Shop
Working wooden gem mining sluice
 Playground and Picnic Facilities
Miniature Golf
 Petting Zoo
Nature Trails

Historic Cavern Tour

Map & Directions

1779 Home Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015

Nearby Attractions and Services

Columbus Zoo


Cave Exploration Owner

Listing # RA-1256130

Starting at:
USD $4.5 per trip
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