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Bat Chaser

Take flight at Indiana Caverns

Indiana Caverns Bat Chaser combines zip lining and a steel rail coaster in a family-friendly experience. Our suspended, single rail zip coaster soars through treetops and over the rolling surface of southern Indiana’s cave country. The thrill is somewhat like hang gliding or riding in an underslung, gravity-powered coaster. The Bat Chaser is only the second ride of its kind to be built in the United States and the first in the Midwest.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How are riders secured?

Comfortable seat harness

All riders are situated in a comfortable seat hardness. After a safety check, riders take off from atop a 50-foot tower overlooking Indiana Caverns and then twist and turn 603 feet through a grove of large trees ending up back near the base of their original starting point.

How long is the Bat Chaser?

603 feet

riders take off from atop a 50-foot tower overlooking Indiana Caverns and then twist and turn 603 feet through a grove of large trees ending up back near the base of their original starting point.

Can I wear sandals?

No  

Closed-toe shoes recommended, flip flops, and slide sandals not allowed.

How many times can I ride?

One or Three times

We currently have package options that include one ride or you can purchase a three-ride wristband. 

What are the height and weight restrictions?

At least 75 pounds and 52 inches

You currently have to be at least 75 pounds, but no greater than 260.

You also need to be at least 52 inches (4′, 4″), but no greater than 79 inches (6′, 7″).

What if it is raining?

Enjoy a Cave Tour instead!

Unfortunately, the Bat Chaser is closed when it rains or when lightning is present. But you can still enjoy a Cave Tour underground during these times. 

Can I buy tickets online?

Yes, up to 10 Tickets! 

Individuals may buy up to 10 tickets online. Show your receipt at the counter to receive your actual tickets and launch time.

Groups of over 10 people should make advance reservations by phone (for single or combo tickets) to park attractions. 

When is the Bat Chaser open?

Anytime temperatures are 40 degrees or higher.

Winter hours vary based on the temperature, it is generally open when temperatures are 40 degrees plus. In the peak season of summer, 10:30 am is opening time and generally, the morning hours are slower. Noon to 3 pm is the most popular ride time on the weekend. The Bat Chaser is closed when it rains and or when lightning is present. 

What is there to do nearby?

A Whole Lot  

There is a great selection of shopping and dining options, wineries, hotels, cabins, and bed & breakfasts all within 10 minutes of the cavern. Check out www.thisisindiana.org for nearby attractions and things to do.