Indiana Caverns

Binkley Cave


Useful Information

Location: Near Corydon. From Indianapolis I-65 South to Exit 6B, I-265 West towards New Albany, Exit 0 on I-64 West towards St. Louis, IN-135 South towards Corydon, after 7.5km turn right on Shiloh Rd, then after 1km turn rigt on Green Acres Drive.
Open: APR to OCT daily 9-18.
NOV to MAR daily 9-17.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas.
[2014]
Fee: Adults USD 19, Children (4-12) USD 10, Children (0-3) free.
Groups: Adults USD 14, Children (4-12) USD 8, two week advance reservation, USD 50 non refundable deposit on file.
Schools: Adults USD 9.50, Children (4-12) USD 6.50, Mon to Fri only.
[2014]
Classification:  Karst cave
Light: electric
Dimension: L=59,554m, VR=42m, T=14°C.
Guided tours: L=1,219m, VR=34m, D=80min. (incluing 20min. boat ride)
Photography:  
Accessibility: Not handicap accessible
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Address: Indiana Caverns, 1267 Green Acres Drive SW, Corydon, IN 47112, Tel: +1-812-734-1200.
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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Last update:$Date: 2015/08/30 21:59:22 $

History

 
1967bigin of exploration by Gary Roberson.
MAY-2012cave developed.
15-JUN-2013opened to the public.

Description

Indiana Cavern is a new show cave in Southern Indiana, which is a part of the Binkley Cave Sytem. This system is almost 60km long and the longest cave of Indiana and the 11th longest of the U.S.A. [2013]. The one hour walking tour includes a 10m high underground waterfall and and is followed by a 20 minute boat ride. The so-called Bone Mountain is the largest deposit of Ice Age animal bones in North America.

Because of the boat ride it is important to wear comfortable walking shoes which allow safe boarding. Strollers are not allowed.

This new show cave was developed by Gary Roberson. He developed two other caves before, so he is definitely a professional in this field. He is also a well known caver and explored the Binkley Cave Sytem since 1967 when he was 11 years old. His book 50 Years Under the Sinkhole Plain is a description of his life exploring this cave system. It is available as pdf download from the author.

The entrance with the ticket office also has interpretive displays and a media room. It is completed by a walking trail showing karst features and visible signs of the cave below. Typical for US show caves are the picnic area and the gemstone and fossil mining.


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