Indiana Caverns celebrates 1 year anniversary!
Far below the surface of the rolling hills of Southern Indiana lies a recently opened cavern system that is now open to the public. Indiana Caverns, Indiana’s newest cavern attraction, opened on June 15th to rave review especially from my kids!
I wish I had better pictures to share of our experience but as you can imagine it is dark in there. What I really liked is that our guide was knowledgeable, the tour was just the right length and the boat ride was smooth. The cool air and the completely undisturbed formations were a pretty awesome sight to see!
The Binkley Cave System is Indiana’s largest and the 11th longest in the United States. On Saturday, February 11th, 2012, a connection between Blowing Hole and Binkley Caves was discovered. The Binkley cave system is the 11th longest in the nation and the longest in Indiana. Their combined length totals 35.89 miles with more passageways awaiting discovery. With this new discovery, a public entrance to Binkley Cave could now be created to allow visitors into the cave system. Previously all entrances were located on private property with restricted access. Information courtesy of Indiana Caverns.
My kids and I are pretty interested in geology and rocks so this trip and all of the history we learned was right up our alley. Southern Indiana is salted with caves, caverns and several of them (like this one) are open to the public and offer tours. I would never recommend entering a cave structure that is not monitored and run by someone who knows what they are doing.
I was dying to reach out and touch rock walls that had remained untouched for thousands of years. It is just amazing to me to see what is right under our feet and only recently discovered!
Make sure to bring a sweatshirt as the caverns are a constant 50-ish degrees all year round. Wear comfortable shoes as well. This is suitable (in my opinion) for children over the age of 4. Bring a few extra dollars for a little something fun from the gift shop ????
Read more about other cavern adventures we have gone on!