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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, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Amazing visitors since its discovery in 1883, Marengo Cave offers a wide variety of fun activities...
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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!
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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 

Wabash, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Our school science club visits Marengo Cave once every other year as part of our adventurous curriculum to learn about how caves form and what kinds of animals call caves home. We usually sign up for the caver's day package - which involves part of the walking tour combined with crawling through a dry section of the cave called the... More 

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

Thanks for sharing your experience with others on tripadvisor. Glad you were able to do the more challenging trip this year. Thanks for your faithfulness to come and do trips with us. Look forward to seeing your school again. Those hot showers always feel good at the end. More 

Indianapolis, IN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Being claustrophobic I was worried about visiting a cave but decided to do my best in support of the kids. Turned out not to be so bad and we all enjoyed ourselves. The tour guides do a great job of providing lots of facts about the cave and my kid's learned a lot. Plus they were friendly and patient and... More 

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

So glad you were able to over come your fear, our cave is easy walking and doesn't have any real tight places on the walking tours. It is always fun to take children on the tours are are wanting to learn about the cave. Come back anytime, we have cabins also you can stay in to make it a mini... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My 9 year old daughter and I took a fall break trip to Paoli/French Lick and decided to travel a bit south one morning to visit Marengo Cave. We picked the Dripstone Trail per recommendations from the lady who sold us the tickets. We were in awe from the moment we entered the cave until we walked out. I can... More 

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

Thanks for the excellent feed back on tripadvisor. Glad you and your daughter came to visit us. We love being apart of families fond memories. Some day your daughter will want to bring her children to see the cave because this experience. Come back any time and see the Crystal Palace. Larry is a very good guide, he is the... More 

Alexis, NC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We decided on the Crystal Palace tour to be able to see the where the cave was first discovered by the children. The guide lit a candle and turned the lights out so we could see what the kids saw. The guide was very informative and interesting. Next trip we will do the Dripstone trail.

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

Glad you came to visit the Crystal Palace tour of the Marengo Cave. Look forward to your next visit back to see the Dripstone Trail tour. It is neat when we turn the lights out to let you see out dark it is in the cave. Then when we light the candle you can see how much light a small... More 

Concord, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We showed up a little bit before closing while wrapping up a trip to Southern Indiana and jumped on the last tour of the day. Larry (if I recall his name correctly) was our guide and did a great job. Nice combo of tour humor and geology knowledge. They've done a nice job with lighting the cave without being too... More 

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

Thanks for stoping to visit us while you were in the area. Larry is a very good guide, and has a wealth of knowledge about the cave. We strive to have the right balance of light in the cave. Come see the other side of the cave the next time you are in the area. Glad for the good rating... More 

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