Davis Memorial Nature Preserve

This 88-acre nature preserve, set in an area of exceptional scenic beauty, is of interest primarily to geologists and botanists. The preserve contains an impressive geologic fault, dolomite cliffs, a cave, and a diverse flora. There are two richly forested hiking trails.

The rare rock plant Sullivantia, a remnant of preglacial times, is found here in abundance. Other interesting plants include arborvitae, great cane, hoary puccoon, and purple cliffbrake fern. The site is named in honor of Edwin H. Davis, Chairman of the Board of Davon, Inc., the company which donated the site.


Davis Memorial Nature Preserve is locally managed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Open: all daylight hours

Fountain Square
Columbus, OH 4322

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Handicapped Accessibility:Ohio Historical Society strives to meet ADA requirements. However, historic structures and outdoor areas provide challenges that make it difficult to provide complete access to all visitors. Please call the site with specific questions and concerns.