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 the second ride of its kind in the United States and first in the Midwest. Check our FAQ’s for all the details!
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?
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?
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 two-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?
Generally when temperatures are 40 degrees or higher, however, wind level, cloud cover and precipitation levels are all factors that may impact operations. It is not always possible to know this in advance. Call if you have any questions or want to be sure. On rare occassions staffing can impact availability. On off season weekdays it must be scheduled on arrival and is not always available within a short time frame.
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.