Thursday, July 11, 2013

50 STATE CHALLENGE - INDIANA

Indiana is a wonderful state that has some much to offer. One of the obvious attraction coming out of Indiana is the Indy 500, but today I'm going to write about another popular attraction. The Marengo Cave is located in Marengo Indiana and is a great place to take the family.



HISTORY OF THE CAVE

On September 6 1883 two school children discovered a large sink hole and decided to explore it. Upon exploring the sink hole they found the cave and alerted the land owner. It is believed that no human enter this cave until its discovery in 1883. 

THINGS TO DO AT THE MARENGO CAVE

A section of "The Crawl"
THE CRAWL:
The Crawl is available year round is for children ages 8 and up. It cost $3 per person and last about 30 mins. The Crawl simulates what Marengo Caves exploring trips are like, except without the water and mud aspect of cave exploring. 

WALKING TOURS:
There are two main walking trails at Marengo Cave; The Crystal Palace and The Dripstone Trail. 

Crystal Palace - More info HERE
Dripstone Trail - More Info HERE

Cave Exploring is the most popular activity to do here and for more information click HERE

GEMSTONE MINING: 
Gemstone mining is available March through October and ages 5 and up are welcome to participate. The cost ranges from $4.99 - $8.99 and you are allowed to take home any gems that you find. 



HOURS

Open Daily at 9 am.

Spring & Fall & Winter: 9 am - 5 pm
Memorial Day thru Labor Day : 9 am - 6:30 pm
Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas

400 East State Rd 64
Marengo IN 47140