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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have been driving by the exit for many years... Finally decided to stop. Extremely glad that I did. The cave is very nice. I took the Crystal Palace tour, will be back soon for the other tour. I have been to at least ten caves and this one was one of the best.

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

Glad you decided to stop this time by the Marengo Cave. We will be looking forward to your next visit. Thanks for the excellent comment on trip advisor. More

Delphi, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We spent this past weekend at Marengo Cave landmark, camped there as well. The campground is small, but very nice. It's kept clean and there is even a little creek running behind the camp sites. The cave tours are great! Would definitely recommend and would love to go back again.

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

Thanks for posting on trip advisor. Our camping is very family ordinated, we also offer cabin camping. You might want to check that out the next time you come. It was great to have your family here for the week-end. More

Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband and I visited this cave with our children, ages 9,7,7 and 3. We took both tours. I wasn't sure if doing both tours would work with a 3 year old in tow, but it turned out fine. The walk was pretty easy. We were so interested in our surroundings that the time flew by. I liked that we... More

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

Thanks for bring your family to visit our cave. It is very beautiful and easy to do for anyone. Eric does a great job and is very easy going. Come back anytime to visit, we have camping cabins that families enjoy stating in. Thanks for the post on Trip Advisor. More

Seymour
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great tour guides at a beautiful cave. (We went to Mammoth Cave the following day and would say Marengo had more interesting formations). We took our 10, 8,6 and 2 year old on both tours and heard plenty of "wow"s from all four kids. We carried the 2 year old a lot of the time because we didn't want him... More

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

Thanks for giving us a excellence trip advisor post. We are a cave that has interest for everyone. You can cool down in the summer and warm up in the winter. We love to have picnickers come and enjoy the cave. You can try out our cabins the next time you come to visit. Look forward to see your family. More

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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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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

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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

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