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Cave-in-Rock State Park

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1 New State Park Rd., Cave in Rock, IL 62919
+1 618-289-4325
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Small park, interesting cave

State park along the banks of the Ohio River. The attraction is the cave, of course. It is down a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Afternoon with the kids

The cave section is fun. Must be able to walk. Is not handicapped accessible. Pathway goes along... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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1 New State Park Rd., Cave in Rock, IL 62919
+1 618-289-4325
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Reviewed 1 week ago

State park along the banks of the Ohio River. The attraction is the cave, of course. It is down a stairway, so definitely is not handicapped accessible. It is a surprisingly large cave, almost a little amphitheater in the back of the cave. It has...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cave section is fun. Must be able to walk. Is not handicapped accessible. Pathway goes along river. One way road in park

Thank Brandi1970
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped and drove through and walked a bit of it while out on a Sunday drive. It's a decent sized park that has a playground, restaurant, and much more. The Cave-in-Rock Ferry is also another attraction available here if you have the time.

Thank RhoadesGirl1972
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Very pitcturesque area along the shores of the Ohio River. Great picnic areas and hiking. The highlight is the cave in the limestone bluff. Very historical with dates on the ceiling from the 1800's. Would be great to visit during summer when the foliage was...More

1  Thank cclakeman
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Cave-In-Rock State Park covers 240 acres outside the town of Cave-In-Rock in Hardin County in southern Illinois. It sits atop the high bluffs overlooking the scenic Ohio River. The heavily wooded park is named for the 55-foot-wide cave that was carved out of the limestone...More

2  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed February 7, 2017

If you haven't been there you need to make the trip. The cave itself it is amazing I have never seen anything like it. And my husband told me stories about the cave back in the day that sounded neat. You would have to google...More

2  Thank Pat R
Reviewed November 16, 2016

A historic area with a great view of the river. Great spot to view the ferry crossing to/from Kentucky and the barges traveling the river.

2  Thank Teresa B
Reviewed November 6, 2016

Take a flash light and head into the cave, but watch your step! Walk all the way back, and off to a small side room, exploring and searching for names from the 19th century. ignore the modern ones. Once out, walk the trails or have...More

2  Thank Babu2773
Reviewed November 5, 2016

This park is easy to access. It is near (just east) the Cave-in-Rock ferry crossing on the Ohio River. We were DELIGHTED to find this natural gem! Not a long walk to the cave (we did encounter a snake on the path), but will come...More

3  Thank Iluv2travel059
Reviewed November 2, 2016

The park is located just on edge of a very small town. The ferry across the Ohio River also is located here. The park isn;t huge but has some nice trails and some nice shelters for picnics or just admiring the view. The main attraction...More

2  Thank Steve H
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Ula Dayle S
Entrance to the actual Cave is different than it was in 11/1977...what happened to it? Thx, Ula
January 31, 2015|
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Response from Chepper |
In 1977 the entrance appeared different due to the copious amount of mushrooms consumed by visitors to the park.