Spelunking we will go

Last time I blogged about Olentangy Indian Caverns, we hadn't been down to the caverns themselves yet. I'm happy to share that before the epic summer of 2013 ended, we did in fact go down underground and check out the dark, spooky, wonderful caves! Here's our full report. First, know that you don't have to wait until summer to go. The caverns open back up again April 1. The temperature down in the caves is always a uniform 54 degrees which felt refreshingly cool on the hot summer day we … [Read more...]

Gem mining at Olentangy Indian Caverns

I can't tell you how many times I've driven past the weathered billboard for Olentangy Indian CavernsĀ on 23 just north of Polaris. Many times I've even said "oh that's right, we really need to check that out," while driving past. And I knew the place was literally two miles from my house! But it still took me until this summer to visit. I think it took me so long to visit the caverns because I honestly expected the place to be kind of lame or schlocky - otherwise, I would have heard people … [Read more...]