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Marengo Cave

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Address: 400 E St, Hwy 64, Marengo, IN 47140
Phone Number:
18123652705
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09:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 18:30
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Amazing visitors since its discovery in 1883, Marengo Cave offers a wide...

Amazing visitors since its discovery in 1883, Marengo Cave offers a wide variety of fun activities! Take a leisurely tour through our spectacular Crystal Palace or Dripstone Trail, pan for gemstones, twist and crawl through our cave simulator, or explore an undeveloped natural cave. You're certain to enjoy your stay!

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Took my son here for a road trip and had a great time! I would recommend this trip to most folks. Someone who I might not recommend would be new parents with small children... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Ben H
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my son here for a road trip and had a great time! I would recommend this trip to most folks. Someone who I might not recommend would be new parents with small children. This naturally is a small place and if your kids are tired, needing a nap, or wanting held all day, prob not a good trip. The... More 

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Thank Ben H
MarengoCave, Manager at Marengo Cave, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5* review, this is a great place for families to come. So glad your son and you enjoyed the tours. Looking forward to seeing you again. We have the cawing tours in the summertime on Saturday. Your son may enjoy doing that, you get wet & mudding. We have hot showers afterwards. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were unsure how much fun this trip would be, I'm afraid of the dark, and bugs, and bats, and getting trapped underground. Great tour guide, Dani she was very informative and you can tell she loves her job! She made our tour wonderful, we will be coming back later! She even showed us 2 different bats in the cave.... More 

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MarengoCave, Manager at Marengo Cave, responded to this review

Glad you took the chance to see Marengo Cave. It is very beautiful and Dani is a wonderful guide. Looking forward to your return visit. Thanks for the 5* review. More 

Houston, Texas
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99 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't sure how I'd feel once in the caves and I am SO glad I went anyway. Really cool. The structures in the cave were so interesting. There are a few tight spaces but in general I didn't feel like I was cramped. Really worthwhile

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MarengoCave, Manager at Marengo Cave, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. It is very easy walking tours. Even in the tighter space you can get though pretty easy. Look forward to seeing you come again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fun experience. Take both of the walking tours that they offer. It was beautiful inside and the guide was very nice. She was very informative and new what she was talking about. The formations here are gorgeous and it was a really wonderful experience.

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MarengoCave, Manager at Marengo Cave, responded to this review

Glad you had fun, thanks for the 5* review. It is great to do both sides, because they are really different. Look forward to seeing you the next time. More 

Hebron, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The overall experience was nice. The tour guide was very knowledgeable on the facts and history of the cave. Take both tours if you have the time. Both are very interesting and amazing in the grand size of this underground world below us. We were there in November and not crowded at all.

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MarengoCave, Manager at Marengo Cave, responded to this review

Thanks for the 4* review. Glad you came to visit and and enjoyed you both sides of Marengo Cave. The winter time is a great time to visit us, we are less crowded. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We went on both the "crystal palace" and "dripstone trail" tours (Phil was our tour guide for both). The tour was very informative, and it was a great experience. The cave isn't as large as some, but there are nice examples of cave stone formations. We went there in early December, and there were very few people on either of... More 

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MarengoCave, Manager at Marengo Cave, responded to this review

Thanks for the great 5* review. Phil loves to tell his guest about Marengo Cave, he does a wonderful job. We have very beautiful formations in the cave. The max is 30 people on a tour, but this time of year we usually have less that on the tour. Great time to visit. Look forward to your return. More 

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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

It was a wonderful experience to go inside a cave and to see a fall and lakes. It also has a small shop to buy some souvenirs and a beautiful entrance to take pictures.

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MarengoCave, Manager at Marengo Cave, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5* review. Glad you stop by for a visit and enjoyed the beauty of Marengo Cave. Look forward to see you again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

This was a very fascinating tour of the cave! I highly suggest Mr. Will Wright for a guide he was lightly comical and really enjoy his tour! Thanks for a great time!!

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MarengoCave, General Manager at Marengo Cave, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5* review. Glad you enjoyed our hospitality and had a wonderful time. Will does an excellent joy showing guest our cave. More 

Sullivan, Indiana
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62 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

My husband and I took our 11 and 8 year old grandsons to visit Marengo Cave on a beautiful Saturday in November. The boys were a bit concerned having never been in a cave and thinking we were going to crawl through tight spaces. Grandpa showed them pictures from the website and they were relieved. We took two tours. They... More 

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MarengoCave, Manager at Marengo Cave, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5* review we appreciate it. Children love coming to the cave, so glad you brought your grandsons. Marengo Cave is a great outing for families. Look forward to seeing your family in the future. More 

Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

If you are looking for a first-time visit to a cave, this is not the one to go to. Save your money and go to Carlsbad Caverns in NM or Karchner Caves in SE AZ. I have not gone to many caves in IN but I wish I had known that this one had been ravaged by the private owners... More 

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MarengoCave, General Manager at Marengo Cave, responded to this review

Greetings was/is - I wanted to reach out and respond to your post concerning your visit to Marengo Cave. I must say I am surprised to see that your visit was less than great. We go to great lengths to protect our cave from any form of vandalism or ravage and have since the cave was discovered in 1883. Our... More 

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