Squire Boone Caverns
The Adventure Continues!

Squire Boone Caverns is named after the brother of Daniel Boone, a name synonymous with adventure. You can easily capture some of that adventurous spirit yourself by spending a few hours here.


Squire Boone Caverns Grist Mill

The first thing you see on arriving at the caverns is the Grist Mill that he built in the early 1800's. It's been restored and is grinding corn once again. The wheel that turns the 1000 pound grinding stone is turned from the same water that flows through the caverns.




The story of how the caverns were discovered differs between what I thought I heard the tour guide say and what their website says. The story goes that Squire Boone was running from a group of hostile Indians and hid inside the caverns to escape. Whether he discovered them in this manner or knew about them beforehand is unclear.


Squire Boone's Gravestone

Likewise, the website says he was laid to rest in the caverns when he died in 1815 but the tour guide told us his remains where found buried on a nearby hill and then placed in a coffin inside the caverns.

Whichever is correct, the fact remains that he did discover these caverns, lived and worked near them and you can see his final resting place there.


Squire Boone Caverns

The caverns themselves contain some unique and beautiful formations. There are rooms with high drapery-adorned ceilings.


Bat figure in Squire Boone Caverns


And with the right lighting, you can see appropriate figures like this. What does this look like to you?




Rimstone Dam in Squire Boone Caverns

You'll see some nice examples of rimstone dams.


Rimstone Dam in Squire Boone Caverns


And the largest and most beautiful rimstone dam I've seen in North America.


No adventure tours are offered inside the caverns but if you want more adventure, you can find it above the caverns. The Squire Boone Caverns Zipline Adventures offers a course of 6 runs that will have you flying through the trees above the caverns.

The zip line crew are very professional and your safety is their top priority. Their 2nd priority is showing you a fun time which they do very well. Check out my experience below...

Location: 100 Squire Boone Rd. S. W., Mauckport, IN 47142

GPS Coordinates: N 38°03.897'
                                       W086°08.039'


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Hours: The cavern tours are available every day except major holidays. Hours vary by season but generally run from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Phone: (Caverns) 812-732-4382
             (Ziplines) 812-732-1200

Websites: (Caverns) www.squireboonecaverns.com
                  (Ziplines) www.squireboonecavernsziplines.com




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