Cave Tours

Explore the Longest Cave In Indiana

Cave Tours at Indiana Caverns are available year round!

Indiana Caverns is home to one of the Midwest's largest deposits of Ice Age bones. View Ice Age bones and fossils, travel through Big Bone Mountain, and see beautiful formations and a 40-foot waterfall.

The whole tour lasts an hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes). Walk on grated steel walkways with sections of stairs scattered throughout as you descend 110 feet below the surface to the underground river.
From there, you will board a pontoon-style boat for further exploring. After the boat ride, you will return to the surface, ascending stairs 110 feet back to the Visitor Center.

Explore the Longest Cave In Indiana

Cave Tours at Indiana Caverns are available year round!

Indiana Caverns is home to one of the largest deposits of Ice Age bones in the state! Travel through Big Bone Mountain, see beautiful formations and our waterfall!

Enjoy our 75 minute tour walking on grated steel walkways with scattered stairs what allow you to descent 110 underground. You then explore the river via pontoon style boat, then journey back to the Visitor Center along the steel walkway and stairs.

 Due to stairs and some narrow walkways, the cave is not accessible for strollers or wheelchairs.

For your comfort and safety, as well as for the protection of the cave, backpacks are not permitted. And last but certainly not least, wear comfortable walking shoes!

We offer various activities besides Cave Tours at Indiana Caverns, including Bat Chaser Zip Coaster, the Plunge, Escape Rooms, Gemstone Mining, Pygmy Playground, and More!

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How Long are wait times?

Wait times vary based on demand.

How long is the cave tour?

Just the right length!

80 minutes on average

Time times may vary from 75-90 minutes depending on the size of the tour, walking ability and even the questions asked. Visit our tour pages for tour distance, boat ride time, depth, and other tour-related information.

Do i need a jacket?

If you wish!

56 Degrees 

The cave is 56 degrees year round-like a pleasant spring or fall afternoon. You may appreciate a jacket or long sleeves during the underground boat ride. Good walking shoes are recommended. However, most anything without high heels should be fine. Thong sandals and flip flops are not suitable.

who can go on a cave tour?

We try to accommodate most!

People Of All Ages Are Able To Enjoy The Cave Tour. 

 Although Indiana Caverns is not wheelchair accessible,  almost anyone who can walk unassisted and do stairs at home should be able to enjoy the tour.

Elevation Details

There are 110 feet of elevation change in Indiana Caverns. Visitors must be able to walk up ramps and several sections of stairs to get to the boat ride portion of the tour. There are handrails throughout. After the boat ride, it's back up the way you came via several sections of stairs and a ramp.

Small Children or Infants

We have children of all ages do the tour. They must be carried in a front carrier for the cave tour if they cannot yet walk. Strollers, back carriers, and large diaper bags are not allowed; remember, there is no place to change the baby once in the cave.

Please enjoy your drinks and snacks before the tour—no food, drink, or snacks allowed in the cave.

Not sure? Call!

Family taking a tour at Indiana Caverns at the base of the spiral staircase.

Can I bring food or snacks on the tour?

Please enjoy snacks and drinks before the tour.

Enjoy your drinks and snacks before the tour. No food, drink, or snacks are allowed in the cave.

What if it is raining?

No Worries!

Indiana Caverns Is Open Rain or Shine 

Rain makes the cave even more beautiful! We are not closed for rain or other weather patterns. 

Can I buy tickets online?


Yes, up to 11 Tickets! 

Individuals may buy up to 11 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.

Advance Tickets Are Not Required And Are Available For Purchase Upon Arrival For Groups Of 11 Or Less.

Can I take my pet?

Please no pets or fur babies!

The short answer, no.

Pets are not allowed in the cave, for their protection and the protection of the cave’s delicate environment.

What is there to do nearby?

tons of things to do!

A Whole Lot 

There is an excellent selection of shopping and dining options, wineries, hotels, cabins, and bed & breakfasts, many within 10 minutes of the cavern. 

Check out for nearby attractions and things to do. 


What are your hours?


Monday – Friday           9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday       9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Memorial Day—Labor Day

Monday – Friday          9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday – Sunday      9:00 AM – 5:30 PM


Monday – Friday         9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturday - Sunday       9:00 AM – 4:30 PM


Everyday          9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

From Memorial Day To Labor Day, We Have Extended Hours

• The Gift Shop Is Open Until 6:00 PM • Tour Ticket Sales Close At 5:00 PM On Weekdays And 5:30 PM On Weekends.

• Spring And Fall Tour Ticket Sales Close At 4:30 On Weekends.

• Bat Chaser and Plunge Hours May Vary. Check Their Pages Or Call Ahead To Be Sure.

Cave Tours at Indiana Caverns

Groups, homeschool, and school tours at Indiana Caverns Cave Great Room Tour.