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“the history is amazing here!”

Cave-in-Rock State Park
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

A historic area with a great view of the river. Great spot to view the ferry crossing to/from Kentucky and the barges traveling the river.

2  Thank Teresa B
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Take a flash light and head into the cave, but watch your step! Walk all the way back, and off to a small side room, exploring and searching for names from the 19th century. ignore the modern ones. Once out, walk the trails or have a picnic.

3  Thank Babu2773
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

This park is easy to access. It is near (just east) the Cave-in-Rock ferry crossing on the Ohio River. We were DELIGHTED to find this natural gem! Not a long walk to the cave (we did encounter a snake on the path), but will come across steep terrain and steps unless one parks below the hill/bluff at the beginning (west side) of the park and walk along the bank of the river. Very interesting and amazing formation and is very cool that it is in the river bluff with a view of the river. The cave does not go very far back into the hill. You can access the whole cave without a flashlght, although a flashlight would make it easier.

There is a small restaurant further east into the park that overlooks the river atop the bluff. We did not eat there but it was really cute inside with a little feel of a 'lodge.' We did not check out the campground.

Delightful find! Will return if in the area again!

3  Thank Iluv2travel059
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

The park is located just on edge of a very small town. The ferry across the Ohio River also is located here. The park isn;t huge but has some nice trails and some nice shelters for picnics or just admiring the view. The main attraction of course is the Cave. After going down a large sets of steps you'll be facing the Ohio. Hang a left and you'll find the cave. It's pretty massive opening. You can walk into it, it does;t go back that far. At the end what's cool is there's a sort of "skylight" in ceiling of cave so it provides light at end. Nice photo opportunities.

2  Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

My wife and I stopped here on out way to The Garden of the Gods. We found it very cool. It was a very enjoyable experience and recommend it to anyone passing through.

2  Thank Matthew F
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