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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

There are a lot of interesting sights in this cave. The rock formations are awesome. The mirror lake, we could have sworn it was a very deep hole! One of the fun things to do in the whole tour is when you throw a penny on the ceiling and if you're lucky it'll stick but we didn't get that lucky,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Both tours were really awesome.. Carson our tour guide was great.. Very informative and great things to see! Would recommend visiting and will visit again.. Nice picnic area and the mining is fun for kids of all ages!!

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Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited in July and while it was hot outside, down in the caves it was a cool 52. If you get cold easy, bring a sweatshirt. We went on both walking tours and each one lasted about 45 minute - 1 hour. The guides were knowledgeable and knew a lot about the cave history and formations. Wish we had... More

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

Thanks for coming to visit the Marengo Cave and doing both walking tours. It is a good place to come to cool down from the heat of the summer. In the winter you can warm up. It is 52 decrees all year around. If you have time the next you come back to our area, do one of our underground... More

Huntsville, Alabama
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I had a 10 and 11 year old on this trip. We visited three caves in Southern Indiana. This guide knew EVERY formation. He was very knowledgeable and enjoyable in spite of the fact that his supervisor was rating him. This was the longest of the three cave tours. I would recommend if you like caves. Don't forget the sweater/blanket!... More

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

Glad you and your family came to visit Marengo Cave. All ages of (kids) enjoy a trip though our cave. We spend the time training our guides to make sure they have the information they need. We do evaluation on our guides to make sure of this. You will have to bring your children back and do one of the... More

Missouri
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141 reviews 141 reviews
89 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My 7 year old son and I made a stop at Marengo Cave on our way to Kentucky. Mirror lake was our favorite part of this tour. Very pretty! Our second favorite part was the underground wishing well (penny ceiling). We did both tours. It was worth it. Try to go when they are less busy (maybe early morning tour?)... More

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

Thanks for writing a trip advisor respond for Marengo Cave. The mirror lake is only 3-6 inches deep, it looks very deep because of the reflection of the lights on the still water. It is a very beautiful area in the cave. It is 52 decrees all year around. We sell some sweatshirts with our logo on it that make... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The trip to Marengo Cave was definitely worth the time. Beautiful drive, and well kept grounds, along with a very nice and knowledgeable tour guide made this a most pleasant experience. They also feature a lovely gift shop, and picnic area.

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

Thanks for writing a review for us on trip advisor. Glad that you enjoyed your tour and all we have to offer at Marengo Cave. Mary Ann works hard to keep our grounds blooming with flowers from spring to fall. Come back again. More

Indianapolis
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I remembered seeing the billboards on my way to Kentucky, And after visiting Diamond Caverns, they recommended I paid a visit to Marengo Cave on my way back if I had time. I am glad I did. I purchased the combo ticket, and participated on both tours. Due to the timing I had 2 different guides for each side of... More

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

Thanks for the excellence rating on TripAdvisor. So glad you stopped by to to see our cave. We have training class for our guides, and they do a very good job making everyone feel welcome. The tours are very easy walking. Come back anytime you are in the area. More

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Another attraction in Indiana we saw along the way. The billboard says it is a national landmark. There are two tours of the caves. We opted for the 40 minute one. The cave is just gorgeous. We can compare it to the one we saw along Halong Bay. I would like to do the other side of the cave which... More

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

Thanks for giving us a high rating on Trip Advisor. Glad you saw our billboard and stop in for a visit. Come back anytime and see the Dripstone Trail side of the cave. In the hot summer the 52 degrees feels very good. More

Wyoming, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This is a wonderful place to visit. There are 2 different cave walks. We did both and they were both different. We had a walking stick along which we were thankful for since the cave is rather dark. The paths were good but naturally a bit damp. The tour guides were very good. Would recommend for all ages.

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

Thanks for taking the time to post on Trip Advisor. Glad you enjoyed your trip though the Marengo Cave. The cave has been a little bit more damp lately because of the rain. But even on the rainy days we can do the cave tours. We sell the walking stick in our gift shop and they are very nice to... More

Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Our tour guide Buddy, was fantastic and kept us giggling the entire time. Very educational tour. Children would be comfortable walking the caves, however, I did witness an older lady with knee issues, struggling up and down the inclines and steps.

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

Thanks for posting on Trip Advisor. So glad you enjoyed your trip with Buddy, new is one our new guides this year. He really enjoys giving his tours and making it a great experience our guest. It is a easy walking tour with 26 steps at the end that are a little uneven because they are hued out of the... More

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