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Marengo Cave National Landmark

400 E St, Hwy 64, P.O. Box 217, Marengo, IN 47140
812 365 2705
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Marengo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Amazing visitors since its discovery in 1883, Marengo Cave offers a wide variety of fun activities! Take a leisurely tour through our spectacular... more » Owner description: Amazing visitors since its discovery in 1883, Marengo Cave offers a wide variety of fun activities! Take a leisurely tour through our spectacular Crystal Palace or Dripstone Trail, pan for gemstones, twist and crawl through our cave simulator, or explore an undeveloped natural cave. You're certain to enjoy your stay! « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Nice place. Trails through cave were well lit and easy to walk. Tour guides were knowledgeable and informative. Good option on a rainy day when rain ruins your plans.

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MarengoCave, Manager at Marengo Cave National Landmark, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to visit us. Our tours are easy walking. The rain doesn't effect the inside of the cave just makes it grow more. Come back anytime to see us. Thanks for posting on trip advisor. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Marengo Caves were amazing!! Our tour guide Larry was very knowledgable. He interacted with the kids as well as answered all the adults questions. He was so great we did their second tour!

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MarengoCave, Manager at Marengo Cave National Landmark, responded to this review

Thanks for planning a vacation to come visit Marengo cave. The cave is very beautiful, and Larry is one of the best guides. Glad you like it so well to do both of the tours. Come back and visit us anytime.We also have cabins to stay in that would be fun for the children. Thanks for the great comments you... More

Beijing, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I went with my grandparent, my brother and my six-year-old sister. We all went on the 1hr tour and all enjoyed it. I had gone as a child but was once again in awe during the tour. We all had fun and even my little sister didn't have difficulty with the tour. Our tour guide, Kayla was awesome! Thanks!

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MarengoCave, Manager at Marengo Cave National Landmark, responded to this review

I like the way you put it "Brings out the child in all of us". Glad it was fun for the whole family, and you were able to make new memories for everyone. Kayla does a great job as a tour guide. Come back anytime to visit us. Thanks for posting on trip advisor. More

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The caves/tour was amazing! The Dripstone half was simply awe inspiring and the both the 6yo girl and 9 yo boy loved each of the sections that we went through. The path was easy enough to navigate that even in my walking boot I was able to do it with no trouble. Totally worth the 45 minute drive from Louisville.... More

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MarengoCave, Manager at Marengo Cave National Landmark, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to visit the Marengo Cave. We are a good day 1/2 day trip from Louisville. I am glad you were able to walk though the cave with your walking boot. Our cave is easy walking. Come back anytime to see us again. The children would love to come and stay in our camping cabins. Thanks for the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This place is beautiful. It's worth going out of your way for. There are two tours to take: The Crystal Palace Tour is the shorter, more scenic tour. The Dripstone Train Tour is longer but, it moves at a little faster pace. Both tours can be purchased separately or together at a discounted price. They also offer a Military/Veteran Discount.

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MarengoCave, Manager at Marengo Cave National Landmark, responded to this review

Glad you took the time to stop back and see even though it was a little bit out of your way. I think the Crystal Palace side has more color and is very pretty. The dripstone trail has some very large rooms and formation also. You get a better deal buying both tours at once. Almost half price on what... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My Girl Scout troop took the Crystal Palace and Dripstone tours on Wednesday.. Our tour guide "Larry" was Awesome!!! He took his time with us and explained all about the cave (you could see how much he loved the cave).. We also stayed in Cabins 1 and 2 for three nights (they were comfortable and clean).. We all had a... More

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MarengoCave, Manager at Marengo Cave National Landmark, responded to this review

We enjoy having groups come and spend time with us. I know the girls will talk about their experience for years to come. It is great to see adults that will give of their time to the youth. Larry does love the cave, it shows when he is giving a tour. He like telling others about the cave. Come back... More

Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Wonderful time was spent leaning about the cave and tour was very informative and grand daughter loved it at age 5. Gem stone mining experience was a fun time had by all

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MarengoCave, Manager at Marengo Cave National Landmark, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to spend time with us at the Marengo Cave. It is a great time for extended family to get together to enjoy each other and and learn new things about the world around us. Glad you posted on trip advisor for us about your experience. Stop by any time. More

Greensburg IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I went to Marengo Cave with my family and we had an amazing time! Knowledgeable tour guides in a family friendly environment!

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MarengoCave, Manager at Marengo Cave National Landmark, responded to this review

Thanks for posting on trip advisor. Glad your family enjoyed your tours, we do provided an out standing trip at a reasonable price. Come back and enjoy other adventures with us. More

Oakland City, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Everyone in our group had a great time at Marengo Caves. We took the Crystal palace tour. The tour lasted about 35 to 40 minutes. I would call it a moderate hike through the cave. Our guide was very good telling us a lot of history and showing us special things we may not have noticed. There is more there... More

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MarengoCave, Manager at Marengo Cave National Landmark, responded to this review

Glad you came to the Marengo Cave and made many great memories with your family. Sometimes we forget that the simple things in life make the best memories. Like having a picnic, we do have great free picnic areas. Gem stone mining is alway a hit with the children that come to visit. If you have time come camp and... More

indianapolis, indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A great family attraction not too far from home for our family! The guides were so knowledgable and friendly! Amazing formations and exploring! We did the Crystal Palace and the Dripstone tours, both were easy enough for younger kiddos. The caves stay at 52 degrees all year round, so even in the summer... Don't forget a jacket!

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MarengoCave, Manager at Marengo Cave National Landmark, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to see what is in your own back yard. Sometimes we forget about hidden treasures close to home. Children are amazed at all the wonder that is under ground. We have the gem stone mining that children love to do. Come back to see us anytime. More

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