|Location:||Lewisburg, 40km west of Dayton. I-70 exit #14 State Route 503 / Lewisburg, turn right (north) on State Route 503. At 2nd traffic light turn left onto US Route 40, 1.6km to Shields Road, after 800m turn right onto Swishers Mill Road. Entrance after 300m on the right. (39°51'41" N, 84°33'26" W)|
|Open:||mid-SEP to OCT Fri, Sat, Sun 19-24. |
|Fee:||Adults USD 9, Children (0-10) USD 5. |
|Address:||Haunted Cave at Lewisburg, Lewisburg Historical Society, Lewisburg, OH, Tel: +1-937-962-5602. E-mail:|
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The Haunted Cave is said to be Ohio's only underground Halloween attraction. The tunnels of an abandoned limestone mine, 35m below the surface, are used to create a sort of underground theme park. Obviously it is open every year only in the last weeks before Halloween.
The Haunted Cave is organized and hosted by the Lewisburg Historical Society. The installations in the cave are built by local groups, which vary slightly from year to year. In 2006 the Northmont Science Olympiad team, Northmont Junior ROTC, Boy Scout troop 246, Northmont INTERACT and the civil air patrol cadets from New Lebanon were involved. Many of the best haunts ever are based on the work of the mechanical and electronics specialist Jim Witter.
Tractor-drawn wagons take visitors through the grounds and into the mine. This was formerly an underground limestone mine but is now abandoned. It is also Ohio's largest Brown Bat habitat and home to over 30,000 bats.