“Below the rolling hills, majestic forests, and winding Blue River lies a secretive network of caverns and caves just waiting to be explored at Indiana Caverns, Marengo Cave, Squire Boone Caverns, and Wyandotte Cave,” says Stacy Pirtle, director of sales and visitor services with the Harrison County Indiana CVB. “Guided tours take you deep into our greatest natural treasure where you can walk alongside underground streams, investigate captivating cave formations, discover fossils, and observe fascinating plant and animal life hundreds of feet below the earth’s surface.”
Discovering the below-ground beauty of the southern Indiana county includes mostly easy walks, so people of all ages have the option to go down and explore. The tours vary in length and terrain, and weather is never an issue; the caves stay 52 degrees year-round.
For something more extreme, Harrison County visitors can view the caverns from the air at Squire Boone Caverns Zipline Adventures.
“From introductory trips designed to give newbies just a taste of zipline action to whizzing down Indiana’s longest zipline, we have an exciting excursion for everyone,” Pirtle says.
The Bat Chaser aerial coaster at Indiana Caverns takes riders 50 feet up to the takeoff tower, then down 603 feet of twists and turns over the treetops and caverns with the option to free fall; Pirtle calls the ride a must-do. Similar to hang gliding, the Bat Chaser is the second of its kind in the U.S. and the first in the Midwest.
Top photo: Underground boat ride in Indiana Caverns
Photo by Harrison County Indiana CVB