Go spelunking at Olentangy Indian Caverns!

60 Days of Summer Columbus OH Fun Activities To Do

Yes, that’s right, take even your small ones caving! Caves are cool in every sense of the word. Underground it stays cool and damp all summer long, the perfect place to visit to get out of the sticky Central Ohio summertime heat. They’re also fascinating. The whole family will ooh and ahhh over the stalactites and stalagmites. And the cave is well-lit and mapped, and a guide takes you through it. It’s spelunking the safe and easy way!

olentangy Indian Caverns

Offering tours and nature trails in and around the naturally formed caves and caverns, the Olentangy Indian Caverns are a natural Central Ohio wonder. Formed over thousands of years of erosion from an underwater river, the caverns are a beautiful natural feature worth seeing. Tours of the caverns last around 40 minutes, and are led by trained guides.

Used by Wyandotte Indians long before the white man’s explorers first reached the area, tours include information on local ancient tribes as well as natural history information about the formation of the caverns, and white settler history.

Don’t forget to visit the small brick museum which houses artifacts collected from the caverns and property, too.

Admission is $9.95 for Adults (ages 13+) and $6.95 for children (ages 3-12). Unfortunately, due to the natural setting and features of the caverns and trails, they are not fully ADA accessible, if you have questions about accessibility, call 740-548-7917.

Open daily 9:30am-5pm

Olentangy Indian Caverns
1779 Home Road
Delaware, OH 43015

Please note, this information was correct as of the writing date, but things do happen to cause changes that we cannot predict. Contact the venue directly for up-to-the-moment information.

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Beach Picnic at Alum Creek

60 Days of Summer Columbus OH Fun Activities To Do

Beach picnic at Alum Creek is a great way to spend a day!

Take a picnic basket, grab the kids and their towels and plan to spend a day at the beach watching the boats go by.

Alum Creek is a full-service state park offering camping, cabin rentals, boating, fishing, trails, dog park, swimming, disc golf, and hunting.

alum creek by Anita Gregg Flickr

If your family would love a nearby summer getaway, consider Alum Creek State Park! With 286 campsites with beach and boat ramp access, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, playgrounds, nature programs, and hot showers, this camping trip is fabulous AND close to home in case of nasty weather!

Looking for a more civilized getaway? Four cabins are available for rent, and come fully furnished with fully equipped kitchen and bath, as well as air conditioning and TV/DVD and stereos. Four more primitive cabins are also available for the more rustic-loving families.

The dog park at Alum Creek includes areas for small and large dogs, and fenced water access for water-loving breeds.

The trails at Alum Creek include hiking trails, mountain bike trails, and bridle trails (bring your own horse).

The Alum Creek reservoir is 3,387 acres of water, with four launch ramps, swimming at the largest inland beach in Ohio, and fishing for bass, bluegill, crappie, walleye, and saugeye (valid Ohio fishing/boat registrations are required).

Disc golf is a great activity for families to share, and Alum Creek State Park not only has an 18 hole course for free, but they offer equipment rental! This is a great sport, and an easy way to see if your kids or friends will enjoy it without investing in equipment to play.

Alum Creek is a four-season park, with year-round nature programs, hunting, sledding, ice skating, ice fishing and boating, and skiing when weather permits.

Alum Creek State Park
3615 S. Old State Road
Delaware, OH 43015
Park Office: 740-548-4631

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