Living in Indianapolis for over 10 years now, Carrie is no stranger to traveling throughout the state. She has worked at Conner Prairie and at the Indiana Office of Tourism. Now being at home with her four-year-old daughter, Carrie has even more opportunities to take advantage of Indiana’s many attractions. Carrie receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.
I have had Indiana caves on my list for years. I am not sure what I expected, but I can tell you that I didn’t expect each one to be so different. In total I visited three of the four commercial caves in Indiana. Two happened to be closely located outside of Corydon so I hit those in one day.
Indiana Caverns just opened in the summer of 2013 and is known as Indiana’s Longest Cave.The tour includes a little bit of everything: open rooms, narrow passages and a boat ride. It is really hard (as you can imagine) to get great images in the cave, but here is my attempt.One of the cool parts was seeing an active paleo-dig where they have scientists coming in to unearth preserved bones. Afterwards, Maggie got to try her hand at gem mining!It was a full morning of fun. We hated to see it end, so after lunch we made our way to Squire Boone Caverns.Squire Boone is Daniel Boone’s brother (did you know that?) and they have an entire village that showcases life when Squire Boone lived there.In the grist mill they feature some of the rocks taken out of the cave from years (and I mean years!) ago …
The grounds are beautiful too!Again Maggie got to gem mine. She has quite a nice rock collection started! Right next door to the caverns is Squire Boone Caverns Zip Line Adventures which features six different lines. But, new this year is a kiddie zip line designed especially for kids Maggie’s age! She loved it.A full day, for sure, but so much fun!! For more information on the caves and other attractions in Corydon, be sure to visit This is Indiana.