View of Descent into Cave
Tri-color Bat on Ceiling
Boat Ride on Underground River
Beautiful 40-Foot Waterfall
Cave Draperies & Formations
During the 1 hour and 30 minute tour, you’ll descend 110 feet underground, enjoy a 25 minute boat ride on the underground river, and learn about the rich history of Indiana Caverns.
Experience panoramic views of Big Bone Mountain with enormous breakdown boulders and an amazing waterfall, one splashing down almost 40 feet onto flowstone. Uncover the cave’s rich past and the animals that called it home, as you learn about its ancient ice age bones.
Travel onward to Sleeping Bear Boulevard for an underground boat trip you’ll never forget! Glimpse blind cave crayfish along with other cave life amid beautiful rimstone dams. Learn how caves are formed, and their special role in the environment.
|Cave Tour Tickets||Age||Cost|
|Child (Ages 0-3 Free)||4-12||$12|
Price is per person.
Child prices apply for children ages 4-12.
Children 3 and under are free.
|Tour + Gemstone Mining||Age||Cost|
|Adult: Tour + Gemstone||13+||$31|
|Child: Tour + Gemstone||4-12||$19|
Learn more about Gemstone Mining.
|Tour + Bat Chaser||Age||Cost|
|Adult: Tour + Coaster||13+||$30|
|Child: Tour + Coaster||4-12||$21|
|Child: Tour + Coaster Tandem||4-12||$17|
Learn more about the Bat Chaser.
Typical summer wait will be 30 minutes or less. Wait times may increase on holidays or peak summer weekends. Off season tours can be an hour apart. We always put you on the very next available tour, no waiting for tours on a set schedule. We have a variety of things that you can enjoy if a wait is necessary.
Tours leave frequently throughout the day. You must arrive no later than 4:30 pm EDT to be guaranteed a spot on the last tour of the day. There are also other activities to enjoy at Indiana Caverns.
Visit our tour pages for tour distance, boat ride time, depth, and other tour related information.
Individuals may buy up to 11 tickets online. Show your receipt at the counter to receive your actual tickets and tour time.
The cave is 56 degrees year round-like a pleasant spring or fall afternoon. You may appreciate a jacket or long sleeves 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.
Pets are not allowed in the cave, for their protection and the protection of the cave’s delicate environment.
Rain makes the cave even more beautiful! We are not closed for rain or other weather patterns.
People of all ages are able to join the cave tour. Although Indiana Caverns is not handicap accessible, most anyone who can walk unassisted should be able to enjoy the tour.
There is a 110 feet of elevation change in Indiana Caverns. From the visitors 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 Visitors Center. Visitors must be able to walk up several ramps and a several sections with some steps.
Small children are welcome. If they can not yet walk, they will need to be carried in your arms or a front carrier for the cave tour. Strollers and backpacks are not permitted. Partway through the cave tour is an underground boat ride, which gives everyone a chance to sit down, rest and relax.
Enjoy you drinks and snacks before the tour, no food, drink or snacks allowed in the cave.
We are happy to support regional, non profit organizations as well as community based fund raisers. We can donate a pair of cave tour tickets (valued at $44) which can be used as a live or silent auction item or as part of a larger package.
Who is eligible for consideration
Donation requests should be submitted at least *4 weeks prior to the event. Out of state requests must be within 40 miles of Corydon, Indiana. Submit request by mail or email. We do not accept request via Facebook.
Please verify that your event is eligible prior to requesting a donation. Send your 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, door prize or other special, public event.
Address where tickets should be mailed
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Tours leave frequently throughout the day. You must arrive before or by 4 pm EDT to be guaranteed a spot on the last tour of the day. The cave temperature is 56 degrees all year. Weather is never a problem.
Closed only on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.