Olentangy Indian Caverns

One of our favorite spots to visit throughout the year is the Olentangy Indian Caverns. Located 20 minutes north of Columbus, in Delaware, the caverns gives you and your kiddos a full day of adventure. Not only do they have the beautiful caverns to tour, they have an animal encounter space, gem mining, a trail to hike, miniature golf and a playground.

Depending on the time of year you go, your tour of the caverns may be self-guided or led by one of their guides. Keep in mind that it is damp and dark down there. When you visit during the “off-season” with a four year old and no tour guide – it can get a little nerve racking! Then again, maybe it’s just me! Also, during the off-season, you may want to think about bringing a jacket with you. It is significantly cooler down there.


Caverns

 “The caverns were formed millions of years ago by an  an underground river cutting through solid limestone rock, offering an exciting excursion into ancient Indian lore with a maze of beautiful winding passages and spacious underground rooms.”

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This is the map of the caverns. If you do a self-guided tour, this will be what you use to navigate your path. They do have audio boxes throughout to help give you a bit more info.

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This is an example of what the audio boxes look like.


Animal Encounters

Recently, they have built a HUGE enclosure for their animals. A few years ago, I remember them only having sheep. Now, they have mini cows, goats, deer and a donkey. This is a very hands on experience and is AMAZING! The kiddos did not want to leave. If I am being honest – neither did I. The lady brought a big bowl of feed out, allowing the kids to grab numerous handfuls to feed to the animals. The animals were all very friendly.

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Playground

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Gem Mining

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Miniature Golf

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Scenic Trails

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Cavern Tour Prices

 13 years old and up) | $9.95

3 – 12 years old | $ 6.95

2 and under are FREE


Hours

April 2nd – October 31st

Monday – Sunday

9:30am – 5:00 pm


Guided Tour Season

June 1st – August 5th

Tours Run from 11am – 4 pm

Self-Guided Tour Season

April 2nd – May 31st

August 6th – October 31st


Want to bring a group of 25+ to Olentagy Indian Caverns?

Group Tour Rates | Ages 13 & up  $6| Ages 3-12 $4

Miniature Golf  | $2.00 per person

Gem Mining | Rough Bag is $1 off

Petting Zoo | $2 per person

Click here for more information on shelter rental.

To schedule a group, give them a call at 740.548.7917 or email them at olentangycaverns@gmail.com.


Items You May Want To Bring:

Sturdy, closed-toe shoes: the cavern may be muddy or wet.

A jacket: the cavern is 54 degrees year round.


Special Events 

Cave Yoga + Meditation Class

Flashlight Tours

Summer Camp 

 


Contact

Phone | (740) 548-7917

Address | 1779 Home Rd | Delaware, OH 43015

Email | olentangycaverns@gmail.com