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CR Rae writes about U.S. travel, including family-friendly activities.
Go Underground in Indiana!
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CR Rae writes about U.S. travel, including family-friendly activities. She likes to find unique, off-the-beaten-path things to do in even the biggest cities. Traveling the highways and byways, she finds the dirt on the back roads and the ins and ...
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CR Rae writes about U.S. travel, including family-friendly activities. She likes to find unique, off-the-beaten-path things to do in even the biggest cities. Traveling the highways and byways, she finds the dirt on the back roads and the ins and outs of some of the most fun and interesting places -- giving you, the traveler, those little tidbits of info to get the most from your travels.
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 A visit to the Squire Boone Caverns offers a prehistoric look at the underground.




Located in Mauckport, Indiana the Squire Boone Caverns offer visitors a  variety of fun things to do. Take 73 stairs down to million of years of history that awaits you in the cave formations and underground waterfalls. These caverns were discovered by the Boone brothers about two centuries ago.Visitors find many secrets below where the dinosaurs once roamed.



The underground area just got better as two new outdoor adventures have been added for visitors. The interesting Squire's Lantern tour leads groups through the darkness, guided by the soft light of lanterns. Guides tell the tales of Squire and Daniel Boone's cavern discovery.  Once visitors reach the dead end of the cavern, the lights come on illuminating the interior and giving visitors a different experience as they make their way out of the cavern. You wll also find plenty of daytime tours.



To add to the fun, try out the high-flying zipline canopy tour taking you high above the caverns on six nonstop tree-to-tree ziplines and a swinging suspension ridge. The zip line adventure is open daily from the beginning of April to mid November. A variety of tours are offered.

 



The cavern is a growing ecosystem deep below the surface of the earth. Stalactites, stalagmites are prevalent as you walk the lighted pathways. 

 

Outside of the caverns you will find a working gristmill built by Boone. Also, in this village are plenty of things to do and see. Mine for gold and gemstones, visit the rock shop, hike, picnic, watch soap being made, hand dip your own candle and top it off with some homemade fudge.
 



School House in Corydon
 The caverns are just 20 minute outside of the first capital of Indiana, Corydon where you will find many things to do in this area of the Hoosier state. With plenty of history, travelers will also find old time ice cream parlors, civil war battlefield and reencatment and one of the oldest standing african american schools.



With plenty of affordable places to stay, a variety of wonderful restaurants, live bluegrass music and a river boat casino, The Horseshoe housing the popular Paula Deen's buffet, the area has a lot to offer.



Visit www.squreboonecaverns.com and www.thisisIndiana.org.  

 

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