9 Caves Near Cleveland That Are Like Entering Another World

Do you know what “spelunking” is? Turns out, it’s the art of exploring caves, and it’s pretty darn cool. Some people spelunk as part of their jobs, such as in the case of geologists or archaeologists. Others spelunk as a hobby, and if you fall into the latter group, you’re in luck. There are actually a handful of caves that are not too far from Cleveland, and upon entering them you’ll be engulfed in a subterranean world that’s practically alien. Grab your spelunking gear and bug spray, because we’re about to take you on a crazy adventure!

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Ohio’s natural history made us a pristine location for the formation of caves, especially around the Lake Erie area. While these caves have, over the years, served as homes and hiding places for humans and wild animals alike, they are much more well-suited today for a spelunking adventure. Have you ever visited an Ohio cave? Tell us about your experience, and share any pictures you might have snapped during your visit!