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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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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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It is really amazing to see the cave formations, the guide will clearly expain you how it got formed and you will be really surprised to see how the nature formed these beautifuls... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Thiruvalla, India
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Thiruvalla, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It is really amazing to see the cave formations, the guide will clearly expain you how it got formed and you will be really surprised to see how the nature formed these beautifuls sculptures in this many long years. Wonderful place to see and worthy to spend an hour. There are shops near to this historical landmark where you can... More 

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

Thanks for coming to visit Marengo Cave. It does surprise you when you get underground and see the amazing formations. Glad you had a good trip. Always appreciate great reviews on Trip advisor. More 

Mount Vernon, Indiana
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We were traveling with our 5 year old grandson and all of us had a good time. We took both tours that allow young kids to walk. The tour guides on both tours we took were very knowledgeable about the caves and did a good job. The only negative was the snack shop which only had a few vending machines.

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

Thanks for posting on Trip advisor. Both tours are very kid friendly, they love seeing all the wonders unground. The guides are very well trained to get you the best tours. Sorry about the vending machines, we only have a quick snack. We do have a very nice gift shop. More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We went on the shorter of the two cave tours and really enjoyed it. They tell the story of the cave and how it was discovered. It is worth the money. Great tour guide. The tour was around 45 minutes.

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

Thanks for coming to see Marengo Cave. Glad you had a good time. Will look forward to seeing you the next time you are in the area. Thanks for post a review in Trip Advisor. More 

Hardinsburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We camped for two days, did both the Crystal Palace and Dripstone tours. We had Savannah as our guide for both tours and found her to be a most pleasant and knowledgeable tour guide. So much so that I even considered buying that big crystal tree at the front of the gift shop and giving it to her as a... More 

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

Thanks for the great review. So glad you had a wonderful time. Will let Savannah know how much you enjoyed her tours. We offer icaving starting the May 23rd and will have every Saturday until September 5th. Hope to see you this summer for one of those trips. More 

Chesterton, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This was my first cave experience and a great choice! Our tour guide was Savannah and she was topnotch! She answered my many questions ably and with patience! The tour was perfect for a first timer. We did the Crystal Palce tour and it was simply an amazing experience! Afterwards we bought 2 bags of gemstones and used their sluice... More 

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

Thanks for visiting Marengo Cave. We are glad you had a wonderful time. Will let Savannah know that you enjoyed her as a guide. She has been with us only 1 1/2 months, and does a great job. The gemstone mining is a lot of fun. Come back next time you are close and do the Drip Stone Trail with... More 

Greenfield, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was my favorite cave I have been in. It was amazing, beautiful and I was was in awe. The grounds are beautiful. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. A must see.

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

Thanks for the great review. Mary Anne is our grounds keeper, with spring here she has been working hard to get everything in bloom. Our guides take pride in their jobs and it shows, they love being able to tell our guest about the Marengo Cave. Look forward to seeing you in the future. We have camping cabins, families enjoy... More 

Jasper, Indiana
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105 reviews 105 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Completely amazing to see all the formations in Marengo Cave. I've been to other caves and this one has many more beautiful views. There are two general public walking tours. I recommend the combo pack to do both. Not strenuous, so little kids can do both with ease. It's a cave, so there are places with uneven footing, so not... More 

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

So glad you had amazing visit to Marengo Cave. Our cave is very beautiful with the large formations. With our cave being vertical it makes it very easy walking for everyone. If you would like to get wet and muddy he have those trips also. You do have to make reservations for those, but the walking tours come in during... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Everything I expected. Clean, helpful, and very organized on the excursions. Looking forward to a return visit to explore the advanced sections.

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

Thanks for the review on trip advisor. We try to keep our cave very clean, we want future generations to be able to enjoy also. We do the i caving every Saturday from June to August, that you can joint as individuals. That is where you can get wet & muddy. We have hot shower for after the trip. Come... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Marengo Caves is actually two separate caverns---the Crystal Palace and the Dripstone Trail. Each are about a 45 min. tour and you can buy a ticket for either or both. The Crystal Palace tour includes large caverns, while the Dripstone is a narrower walkway with more intricate formations. We personally enjoyed the Dripstone more, because you could more closely examine... More 

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

Thanks for the excellent review on trip advisor. We do have two trips inside of the Marengo Cave the dripstone tour is one hour long with larger rooms and the Crystal Palace is 40 minutes long with very large formations. The canoeing will open April 3rd for the week-ends. Starting May 1st everyday. It makes a great family getaway to... More 

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17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Small cave system for taking kids to. interesting tour below. seems a little pricey to me for the visit but is an interesting short trip for the kids.

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

Thanks for coming to visit Marengo Cave, glad the children enjoyed the cave. Not sure if you did both our our tours. To do both it takes about hour and 45 minutes, it is easy walking but there are a lot of great formations on both sides of the cave. We offer a great discount when you do both tours.... More 

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