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.
“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.”
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.
Cavern Tour Prices
13 years old and up) | $9.95
3 – 12 years old | $ 6.95
2 and under are FREE
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
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To schedule a group, give them a call at 740.548.7917 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Phone | (740) 548-7917
Address | 1779 Home Rd | Delaware, OH 43015
Email | email@example.com