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Squire Boone Caverns

100 Squire Boone Rd SW, Mauckport, IN 47142-9116
+1 812-732-4381
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Cute place, tour guide lacking

We visited the caverns this past weekend. My husband and daughter had been previously for a class... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LaLO929
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Indiana Cave Trail

My dad, husband, and I visited Squire Boone to finish the Indiana Cave Trail and get our free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shannon T
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Squire Boone Caverns is a natural wonder attraction that provides guests a respite from their plugged-in, technology heavy lives. Squire Boone, American pioneer and legend, discovered the caverns in 1790 and soon built a thriving settlement centered around Boone's Mill, which is still operating today. Rich in history and geological wonders, guests to the Caverns will leave with plans to visit again and again. Along with the cave tour and Historic Boone's Mill, activities at the Caverns include: Indiana's Largest Rock Shop and Gem-Mining Sluice, the Soap Shop, Hannah Boone's Candle Shop, homemade sweets and savory lunch options at the kitchen and a nature trail to simply take some time out. For the adventurous, make a reservation for the Squire Boone Caverns Zipline Adventure. The tree-top canopy course is family-friendly (a smaller zipline course is available for those who may not meet the height requirements). The complete tour through the beautiful grounds at Squire Boone Caverns includes 6 canopy zip lines and a swinging suspension bridge. Squire Boone Caverns Zipline Adventures is ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology) certified for installation, maintenance and operation, so you can feel secure and concentrate on having fun!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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100 Squire Boone Rd SW, Mauckport, IN 47142-9116
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"our tour guide"
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"candle making"
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"grist mill"
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"ear buds"
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"soap making"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the caverns this past weekend. My husband and daughter had been previously for a class trip and loved it. My youngest daughter and I had never been. The cavern was neat however the tour guide, Maila, was not knowledgeable about the caverns. She...More

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SquireBooneCaverns, General Manager at Squire Boone Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear LaLO929, Thank you so much for your review. We take almost 2 weeks to train our tourguides so they are like the first guide you had. We will be addressing Maila's cavern tour right away. Thank you for visiting and letting us know about...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My dad, husband, and I visited Squire Boone to finish the Indiana Cave Trail and get our free tshirts. The road back to the park was wild, it felt like Hocking Hills. There is a nice park there and we enjoyed visiting the pioneer soap...More

Thank Shannon T
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SquireBooneCaverns, General Manager at Squire Boone Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much Shannon for your review! It's great having guides from other caves come and visit. It shows that our cave community supports each other!!

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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Living in Kentucky near a road named after Squire Boone, I was pleased to see the area where he lived and was buried. The guide who was a student was knowledge and made sure to keep up with everyone. Earphones are provided for everyone, which...More

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SquireBooneCaverns, General Manager at Squire Boone Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Hi GirlTurtle, Thank you so much for the review. Squire Boone was an amazing man and we are so glad that we can help keep his legacy alive! Thank you for visiting with us!!

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

This cave should not be ignored just because it isn't as well known as those two. It stands out, to me, because it has so many distinct cave features for viewing, even though it isn't a gargantuan cave. I have a connective tissue disorder, as...More

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SquireBooneCaverns, Manager at Squire Boone Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Hi Angie, Thank you so much for the review! I'm so glad you made it over the high spots and up/down the stairs. We greatly appreciate your thoughts and thank so much for coming!!

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Reviewed February 13, 2018

Visited in the summer. Perfect location for a summer visit. The cave is an ambient 60 degrees year round. The interpretive history was enjoyed by by everyone of all ages. Based on the location of this landmark I would consider expanding the park. Other outdoor...More

Thank Jason L
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SquireBooneCaverns, Manager at Squire Boone Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review! Also, thank you for the suggestion. A few years ago we added the zipline and then in 2017 we added a new passageway in the cave (a 5 year project). We are...More

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Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

I was excited about going on this field trip with my son and his class. I remembered how much I loved going as a kid. It seemed so different now. Now they teach you more about Squire and Daniel Boone and their family than the...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

We visited four years ago and had an outstanding guide full of knowledge, insight and made it a fun memorable experience. However, the guide was very disappointing. Maila was very friendly but did not seem very knowledgeable when it came to the cave. She seemed...More

1  Thank Larry C
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Reviewed October 12, 2017

After years of a shortened tour of the cave, our visit this year was a big plus as they reopened the full route through the cave. Now you'll enter off a path in the woods and will be able to see even more incredible cave...More

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Claudia Y, General Manager at Squire Boone Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2017

Thank you so much for the review and we were so excited to get the new passage open too!!

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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful cave system!!! Definitely worth the visit!!! Very friendly staff and beautiful grounds with Mill and shops to visit!!

Thank Jennifer P
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Claudia Y, General Manager at Squire Boone Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2017

Thank you so much!! We greatly appreciate it.

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

So loved visiting here! A clean, well-kept little "town", beautiful beautiful scenery, lovely little shops. Didn't know about Squire Boone, Daniel Boone's brother, before our visit but the kids have all the facts down now! We went in the caverns right after a big storm...More

Thank Penny H
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SquireBooneCaverns, General Manager at Squire Boone Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Thank You Penny! Squire was so interesting and hardly anyone has heard of him. I'm glad your family now knows all about Squire! Thank You so much for the compliments, they are greatly appreciated.

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karenmits
July 29, 2017|
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Response from SquireBooneCaverns | Property representative |
There are several sets of stairs within the tour but the toughest set is at the very end. There are 73 stairs in a spiral to get you out of the cave.
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Stacey M
September 19, 2016|
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Response from SquireBooneCaverns | Property representative |
Cavern tours depart at 10:00, 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00 everyday in October unless we get a large amount of rain. The village is closed for the season but if you come during the week the candle shop and or soap shops will... More
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jwright755
September 8, 2016|
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Adult prices for 2016 are $17.00 per adult Child prices for 2016 are $9.00 per child 4-11 Prices will be going up in 2017 but they have not been set yet.
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