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Frequently Asked Questions

 

When are you open?

Year Round

Open daily 9am-5 pm, 7 days a week.

The cave temperature is the same all year so both during summer heat and winter cold are great times to visit.
Weather is never a problem. Open 363 days a year.

We are closed Thanksgiving and Christmas day.

 
 

How long are tour wait times?

Less than 30 minutes.

Typically, your wait will be less than 30 minutes. Wait times may increase on holidays or peak summer weekends.

 
 

How long is the cave tour?

1 Hour 20 Minutes

Please see our tour pages for tour distance, boat ride time, depth, and other tour related information.

 
 

How much does a tour cost?

It Varies.

Please see our tour pages for pricing information. For groups of 12 or more or school groups, discounted rates are available with advance reservations. Individuals may purchase tickets online.

 
 

Can I buy tickets online?

Individuals can.

Individuals may to purchase tickets online. You can only buy up to 5 adult and 5 child tickets. Gift tickets are also available.

 
 

How cold is the cave? What should I wear?

57 Degrees. A Jacket.

The cave is 57 degrees year round. You may need a jacket during the underground boat ride. Good walking shoes are recommended. However, most anything without high heels should be fine. Thong sandals and flip flops are not suitable.

 
 

What is there to do nearby?

A Whole Lot.

There is a great selection of shopping and dining opportunities, wineries, motels, cabins, and bed & breakfasts all within 10 minutes of the cavern.

O’Bannon Woods State Park is also nearby. An RV campground is less than 2 miles from the cave in Corydon. Harrison County has a great park system that includes camping, pools and a civil war battle site just a mile away!

 
 

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash and most credit cards.

We accept cash and major card cards (American Express excluded).

 
 

What's your donation policy?

We'll donate a pair of tickets.

We’re always happy to support regional non profit organizations as well as community based fund raisers.

  • Schools
  • Churches and ministries such as Salvation Army
  • Scout organizations
  • Fire Departments
  • State and Federal agencies such as State Parks
  • Non-profits with 501-C3 status

We’ll donate a pair of cave tour tickets (valued at $38) which can be used as a live silent auction item or as part of a larger package.

Eligibility Guidelines

Donation requests should be submitted at least 4 weeks prior to the event. Out of state requests must be within 75 miles of Corydon, Indiana.

Request via email or mail. If mailing, please include a self addressed, stamped envelope. Requests should be on letterhead and include:

  • Date of the event
  • How tickets will be used: silent auction, prizes, etc
  • Contact name
  • Address where tickets should be mailed
 
 

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Who can go on a cave tour? Any restrictions?

Most, but it's not handicap accessible.

Most Anyone

People of all ages are able to take the cave tour. Although Indiana Caverns is not handicap accessible, most anyone who can walk unassisted should be able to enjoy the tour.

Elevation Details

There is about 110 feet of elevation change in Indiana Caverns. From the visitor’s center, it is mostly downhill to the underground river. On the way out, the tour route climbs almost 110 feet from the underground river level back through the Big Bone Mountain room and up the ramp into the Visitor’s Center. Visitors must be able to walk up several ramps and a several sections with some steps.

Small Children or Infants

Small children are welcome. If they can’t yet walk, they will need to be carried for the cave tour. Strollers are not allowed. Partway through the cave tour is an underground boat ride, which gives everyone a chance to sit down, rest and relax.

 
 

Can I take my pet?

Nope.

Pets are not allowed in the cave.

 
 

Are you hiring?

Yes.

Yes, but our positions are nearly full. However, we will have your application, should an opening become available. Check our jobs page for current postings and other related details.

 
 

Where can I buy Gary's books?

Right here. Right now.

Both of Gary’s books “50 Years Under the Sinkhole Plain” and “The Longest Year” are available for purchase via our website. Paperback and hardcover copies are both available.

50 Years Under the Sinkhole Plain Cover The Longest Year Cover
 
 

Is your brochure available online?

Yes.

You may download our brochure from our tour page under the Tour Details section.