Looking for a camping trip and cave tour in one? Marengo Cave and Campsite is the place to go. We had the opportunity to check out this great location this weekend with the nice weather.
So, who knew Indiana had caves? Not me. I have been in this state for 16 years now and never knew. When we found this place we were excited to check it out. We camped for 2 nights at Marengo Cave Campgrounds. They have the option of tent camping and cabins. Of course, we tent camped.
This is a beautiful camp area. It is not completely the traditional campsite as it only has less than 20 sites (both tent and cabins) and are homes very nearby and a cemetery near the grounds. They have 2 huge shelters. One which had cornhole boards that we played Saturday night. There is a swing set and a volleyball court area.
We ate out for breakfast at Van’s because it was recommended and only 2 minutes away from the Marengo Caves. This is a cozy place and the breakfast was pretty good.
I had the French toast, Andy had the biscuits and gravy and the kids had pancakes, which we would all recommend since we had it twice in a row the next day.
On the second day there, we checked out the caves. We had a great tout guide named Phil. We purchased our tickets online to save a little bit of money, which we recommend. We did the Dripstone Trail and the Crystal Palace walking tour. Tip- the cave is 52 degrees (apparently all the time) so wear long sleeves or a light jacket and long pants for the walking tours.
I can’t speak for the other guides, but Phil was great at telling the stories of the cave and history. It was great to see the beauty of the natural earth creations. I think the pictures only capture a fraction of the beauty.
We enjoyed our trip and highly recommend checking out Marengo Caves, if you go camping then check out the caves. If you don’t go camping, check out the caves anyway.