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Marengo Cave National Landmark

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Address: 400 E St, Hwy 64, P.O. Box 217, Marengo, IN 47140
Phone Number: 812 365 2705
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Amazing visitors since its discovery in 1883, Marengo Cave offers a wide...
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!
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Don't bring small children

My family and I traveresed Marengo cave as part of our Explore SE Indiana trip. The history of this cave is very fascinating. However, it really isn't ment for small or younger... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Lisa P
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Evansville
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Evansville
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My family and I traveresed Marengo cave as part of our Explore SE Indiana trip. The history of this cave is very fascinating. However, it really isn't ment for small or younger children as spots can be difficult to navigate. One family was behind us and the smaller children began to complaon about being tired and when was it going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

the palace tour was great! The history was very interesting. Wife and I are going back to take the hour long tour.

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

Thanks for coming to Marengo Cave, glad you enjoy your trip. It is always good to see grandparents coming and making memories with their grandkids . Look forward to seeing you come back to see the Dripstone Trail. Thanks for the trip advisor review. More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Took the 40 min tour of the cavern. Had a great guide girl who led our group through the cave. Great learning experience and fun time for both kids and adults alike! Lots of cool stalagtites and formations to see!

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

Glad you had a great time in Marengo Cave. Our cave is a good place for families to come visit, because it appeals to all ages. Look forward to seeing you come again and do the Dripstone Trail with us. We also have little camping cabins you can rent. Thanks for the excellence review on Trip Advisor. More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We went on the Crystal Palace tour. Our tour guide, Lily, did a great job. She was very knowledgable and shared a lot of information about the formations. The cave was very wet due to recent heavy rains. The reflective pools were full. Overall, a very pretty cave and fairly easy to walk.

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

Thanks for sharing your experience with us. It is always neat to go in the cave after the rain it seems to glisten. Lily is one of our new gudies this year and we are hearing a lot of good comments about her. Look forward to seeing you come to be able to do the dripstone trail. Thanks for posting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

We did both tours and they were awesome! The main tour we had Savannah and our girls (13, 9.5 and 9) loved her! She made it fun, kept them interested and so much fun. Would highly recommend this to anyone with school age kids, especially if you get Savannah as your guide.

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

Thanks for coming to visit the Marengo Cave. So glad your girls really enjoyed Savannah as their guide. Children are very interested in learning about what we have in our under world. Thanks for taking the time to post on Tripadvisor. More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I start every cave review with this tip- parents, please think twice before bringing small children into a cave; it's dark, damp, and can be very scary to them. When they spend the entire tour crying, it ruins the tour for everyone else. Also, caves are damp and slippery- if they're small enough that they have to be carried, it... More 

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

Glad you had a great visit to Marengo Cave. Hope you get a chance to come back and see the Dripstone Trail. It looks very different than the Crystal Palace. Thanks for the excellent review. More 

Bainbridge, Georgia
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We did the Crystal Palace Tour which took about 40 minutes. The tour had many formations and the cave was quite wet. Our guide, Lily, did and excellent job giving the history cave and telling about the different formations.

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

Thanks for the 5 star rating. Glad you enjoyed the Crystal Palace tour. Lily is one of our new guides, we train them so that you have a great tour. Will let her know that you think she did a good job. Come back and do the Dripstone Trail the next time you are in the area. Thanks for stopping. More 

Niles, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We went and saw both tours, the longer tour the guide seemed lost and nervous, the second tour we were by ourselves and he was awesome! He even gave us info about the first tour that wasn't discussed.

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

Glad you enjoyed our cave. It is very beautiful with the large formation. I not sure what happen on the guide, but I am glad he was able to do a awesome on the Crystal Palace. Thanks for posting on tripadvisor. More 

Kissimmee
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17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Very nice cave to tour. We did the longer tour which took about 1 1/2 hours. There is a shorter tour available. This cave has the most formations I've seen in any cave. It is off the beaten path but well worth the effort to visit. Would definitely recommend a visit here.

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

Thanks for the great comments on trip advisor. Our cave is filled with large beautiful formations. The Dripstone Trail takes about hour and the Crystal Palace takes about 40 minutes. Hope you can come back the next time you are in this area, and do the Crystal Palace. Glad you stopped in to visit. More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Our family visited a few days ago - our ages range from 12 to 74- and we all enjoyed the area. The drive was very pretty ( we came from the west ) and easy. We recommend taking both tours bc with each one, you see something very different. The staff was very friendly, helpful ad informative. There's a nice... More 

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

Thanks for bring your family to Marengo Cave. Our cave is great for all generation to enjoy together. We like for families to come and enjoy the whole day with us, bring picnic lunch, we even have charcoal grills for your use. Bring your charcoal & hamburgers. Our snack shop is for a quick drink & candy bar. We appreciate... More 

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Additional Information about Marengo Cave National Landmark

Address: Address: 400 E St, Hwy 64, P.O. Box 217, Marengo, IN 47140
Phone Number: 812 365 2705
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Marengo
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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