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“Fun for All Ages”
Review of Bluespring Caverns

Bluespring Caverns
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

This was a lot of fun for everyone in our group. We had 5 kids (ranging in ages of 5-11) and 4 adults (40-60s). We started off our afternoon with a quick picnic near the visitors center.

Then, we went for our tour. All the adults had been to some type of cave before, but this was the first cave experience for all of the kids. Everyone thought the boat ride was very neat. While I agree there weren't as many formation as other caves, there were enough here to keep the kids interested and the boat ride was a great way to ease the kids into exploring caves. The only thing I would have wished was for the tour guide to provide more info as we went along rather than constantly asking us for questions. We shouldn't have to create our own tour through our questions (especially since we didn't know what to ask). There should be a more involved script for the tour guides to follow if this is a continuous problem. The steep hill going down was difficult for 1 adult in our group and the steep going back up was a bit difficult for the oldest in our group. The kids managed both without much difficulty.

After our cavern tour, 3 of the kids did the Gemstone Mine and loved it. They got quite a few gems and it offered a good 15min of additional entertainment for them. We had a quick snack and then drove up to the picnic area/parking lot near the entrance. Here we walked the the 1/2 mile hike around the sinkhole. It was ok, but not anything to go out of your way for. There were a few hills that were difficult for the oldest in our group, but it wasn't as steep as the hill coming out of the caverns. Overall, it took us about 10-15min to complete the circle hike and get back to our cars before leaving for the day.

Overall, we spent right at 3hrs at Bluespring Caverns doing everything we could do there and really enjoyed ourselves. The kids have asked to go again! Next time, we'll probably skip the picnic and hike and just focus on the Caverns and gem mining (which would take about 1.5 hrs, depending on wait time for the trip).

4  Thank CrazyMom2Three
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

A fantastic boat trip on part of the longest cave system in southern Indiana. Always 52 degrees under ground so dress accordingly.

Thank Hoosier F
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

It is always around 55 degrees in the caverns. It has lots of interesting things to see and is a very chill little boat trip into the cavern. It is a great way to spend a really hot summer day ! Not expensive and you can do gem panning at the caverns. They have a nice little gift shop. I would recommend having the experience at least once.

Thank Donna D
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

A trip on an underground river is an incredible experience. One will see bats, blind fish and crayfish, fossils, cave formations, and have the eerie experience of a moment of total darkness, when, floating along, your tour guide announces he's turning off the lights! A well run, interesting, very professional, fun learning experience for the whole family. Plan to bring a picnic, visit the gift shop, and enjoy, no matter how hot the day, the cool caverns in the Limestone Capital of the world!

1  Thank sjbrown
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

My 4-year-old son and I went on the Bluespring Caverns tour as part of the four-site Indiana Cave Trail. This one-hour(-ish) tour was almost entirely conducted on a shallow, flat-bottomed boat with just enough lighting to see around the boat. Our tour guide pointed out the more curiously-shaped formations (most of these formations get names), and he took care to ensure that we saw the cave-native wildlife like eyeless fish and eyeless crayfish.

We are rather serious "cave tourists", and this was our first boat tour. It was very enjoyable, as it shows a side of caves that you can't see when you are walking through the stalactites and stalagmites. Past the tour, there's a small gift shop in their visitor center and a nature trail hike for those so inclined.

2  Thank TheTravelingDad
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