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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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indianapolis, indiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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Fishers, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Our family went on both tours and enjoyed it thoroughly! Eric was very knowledgeable and made everyone laugh a lot. He was also very patient and creative with answers to questions by another guests curious little boy. Our children loved Eric's stories! We loved penny ceiling! (take some change) Mirror Lake is super cool and VERY picturesque! The waterfall in... More

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

Thanks for your great posting in trip advisor. Eric is a new guide this year and does an excellence job. We have a beautiful cave with lot of great formation. Come back to visit us again soon. More

New Palestine, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

was at Holiday world for a weekend and took the trip to see the caves with the family ( 3 kids ) probably the highlight of trip for them- well ran and clean-- tour guides well informed and courteous Other caves in area need to be explored to give a compare- but this was a very nice experience for all

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

So glad you included us in your trip to southern Indiana. We are very family friendly place, kids jus love to come see us. We also have cabins for rent if you would like to come for an over night stay in the future. Thanks, for posting on trip advisor. More

Sullivan, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Stopped at Marengo Cave on our way home from Corydon. We had Carson as a guide and he was awesome. Very informative and gave us a nice tour. Our 6 year old was very excited! And so were we. =) We toured Crystal Palace this time, but we will definitely be back for the other when we have more time.

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

Thanks for stopping in to visit the Marengo Cave. Carson does a great job of giving tours. We have the gem stone mining also that children love to do. We will be looking forward to you next visit. Appreciate your post on trip advisor. More

Terre Haute, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was a detour from our route home. We had seen the billboard sign and followed to the park. It was later in the day and we still were able to get tickets to both the cave tours. The guides were awesome and made the tour exciting. The view was spectacular! We are planning to go back another day to... More

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

We are glad you took the detour to visit our cave. We always have plenty of room on our tours, our cave doesn't get too full. We do ask that people come see us by 3:30 in the afternoon if they are wanting to do both. But you can always do the Crystal Palace until closing time. Come back anytime... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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

Glad you came to visit the Marengo Cave. We do have some really awesome formations. It looks like you could just jump into mirror lake for a swim. But it is not that deep, won't tell you the depth. If you can get your penny to stick your wish is suppose to come true. Thanks for posting on trip advisor.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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

Thanks for posting on Trip Advisor. Glad you enjoyed your tour with Carson, he is new this year and does a great job. Everyone enjoys doing the gem stone mining. Come back to see us anytime, think about renting a cabin and staying over night. More

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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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