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Squire Boone Caverns

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Caves & Caverns, Waterfalls, Healthy/Active, Adventurous, Touristy
100 Squire Boone Road Southwest, Mauckport, IN
URL: Squire Boone Caverns  Phone: 812-732-4381
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Activity Overview

Discovered by pioneer Squire Boone and his brother, Daniel, the Squire Boone Caverns provide a fascinating look at an underground ecosystem and cave configurations that have been formed over millions of years.

Take a tour of this natural wonder to see the rushing streams, underground waterfalls, and cavern walls, floors and ceilings decorated with stalactites, stalagmites and flowstone.

Outside the caverns, you will be impressed by the restored mill, containing an 18-foot wheel that is powered by the cavern's water and turns the 1,000-pound grinding stones that are instrumental in making such foodstuffs as cornmeal and grits.

Things to Do

  • Stop by the Rock Shop and inspect hundreds of different minerals, fossils and crystals or admire such products made from the minerals and gemstones as water fountains, jewelry, figurines, and chess sets.
  • Don't miss the 50-foot Gem Mining Sluice where one can sift for amethyst, citrine, quartz crystal, rose quartz and more.
  • Watch soap and candles being made and try your hand at making your own.
  • Explore the nature trail, have a picnic, and take the little ones to the playground onsite.

Squire Boone Caverns Insider Tips

  • The tour schedule changes with the seasons, with more available from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • The temperature inside the cavern is 54 degrees year-round, so a jacket or sweater would be appropriate.
  • Those taking the tour must be physically able to climb a 73-step, spiral staircase.

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