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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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A spectacular sight to see!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Jasper, Indiana
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Jasper, Indiana
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I can't say enough great things about this place. It is not at all what I had expected. I was terrified that I would end up getting stuck in some scary cave! But this place, with our wonderful tour guide, was amazing. It is so beautiful and she did such a great job telling the kids stories. And she was... More 

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

Thanks for the excellent review. Our cave is very beautiful, well lighted and easy walking. It is so much fun when we have children come in and are so excited about all the wonders in our cave. Glad you and your family came to visit the Marengo Cave. Come back anytime. Check out out camping cabins for an over night... More 

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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

We have visited Marengo Cave several times over the years and have taken both the Crystal Palace tour (the wetter side of the cave) which is 40 minutes long and the Dripstone tour (the drier side of the cave) which is 60 minutes long and both were great for adults and kids. The tours are very informative and fact-filled. Would... More 

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

Thanks for all the times you can come to visit us. You can always see something new, and it is so much fun bring family to see it for the 1st time and see the awesome smiles on their faces. Come back to visit. Thanks for posting on tripadvisor. More 

Green Bay
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

THis was my first time in a cave and the Park was beautiful with cottages and campsites availabile to rent. The gift shop was very nice and reasonably priced. There were two cave tours you could take and it was a bargain to take both. Our tour guide was very informative and the caves themselves were very nice. It was... More 

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

Glad you stop by to see Marengo Cave, and enjoyed your time here. Our cave is horizontal so is very easy walking, the 26 steps at the end are a little uneven but we have handrails to hold to. Come back and stay in our cabins when you are in the area. Thanks for posting on tripadvsor. More 

dallas,tx
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We arrived fairly late in the day and decided to just go on the shorter Crystal Palace tour even though they did tell us there was still time to do that one as well as the longer Dripstone Trail. It was very awesome and very easy. If I had just one complaint, it was that we could have easily spent... More 

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

Thanks for coming to visit us at Marengo Cave. Glad you had such a great experience, the Crystal Palace side is very beautiful with all the large formation. Look forward to seeing you in the future. We have little camping cabins to if you want to stay over night. Thanks for the wonderful comments to tripadvisor. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We brought our Girl Scout troop from Michigan to Marengo Caves. It was so much more than we ever expected. Our girls participated in 3 adventures including the Dripstone Trail, Crystal Palace, and the Underground Adventure. We had a large group so we had to be separated into 2 smaller groups. We were lucky enough to spend the day with... More 

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

So glad your girls had a great time, even more that you expected. Allison and Ashton are two of our great leaders they love their jobs and the groups they serve. Will pass on your gratitude you had for them. Thanks for posting an excellent comments on tripadvisor. Will look forward to seeing your group in the future. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We took the kids to the cave for a day trip for their fall break. Not sure if they would like it or not but they loved it and want to go back and to other caves! Their favorite part was throwing change up to the ceiling of the cave and it stuck in the mud! The tour guide was... More 

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

Thanks for posting a great tripadvisor comment. I am glad your kids loved coming to the Marengo Cave. Mirror Lake is one of my favorite places in the cave too. Look forward to your family coming back to do the Crystal Palace tour. If they like going into caves you should do the Indiana Cave Trail. More 

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