Marengo, Indiana: Marengo Cave

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Address:
400 East State Road 64, Marengo, IN
Directions:
I-64 exit 92. Hwy 66 north into town, then right on Hwy 64. Cave is on the north side of town, north side of Hwy 64.
Hours:
Mem. Day-Lab. Day 9 am-6 pm, other 9 am-5 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
812-365-2705
RA Rates:
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Marengo Cave

A very safe cave -- the locals used it as a refuge when a deadly tornado blew through town in 2004.

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Marengo Cave

Great tour guides! We even saw some brown bats. The penny ceiling is our favorite.

[Elizabethanne Fuller Murray, 01/03/2012]

Marengo Cave -- Queens Palace room.

Marengo Cave

During the devastating tornado that tore up 3/4 of the small town of Marengo on May 31st, it's reported that a dozen neighbors rushed to Marengo Cave for shelter. The cave is open for business.

Last year Marengo Cave celebrated the 120th anniversary of its discovery by two school children in 1883. Marengo's Dripstone Trail Tour includes such formations as "Snow White's Castle" and "Great Wall Of China." The Crystal Palace Tour includes an underground pageant that ends with an American flag waving on the pipe organ formation. Marengo guides recount the story of the country's only cave robbery.

The Marengo Maze Crawl cave simulator, imported from Belgium, allows guests to wind and twist one way through four challenging wooden boxes.

[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 06/04/2004]

...and Doug recalls he designed a cartoon "Marathon Run Thru" t-shirt for Marengo Cave in the 1980s.


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