Corydon, IN USA – This fall, Indiana Caverns will take visitors back in time to witness one of the largest ice age discoveries in the US. In an area now known as Big Bone Mountain, the Ice Age bones excavation will allow travelers to witness the discovery of bones hidden in the depths and crevices of the cave for more than 40,000 years. The public will have the opportunity to observe Indiana State Museum’s expert paleontologists while they unearth these ancient items over the course of three days, October 2-4. For more information visit IndianaCaverns.com.
Travelers of all ages are welcome to observe the excavation and embark on a thrilling adventure through the Binkley Cave System, Indiana’s longest cave and 8th in the country. Visitors who enter Indiana Cavern’s vast-high domed entryway are met with an awesome view. Spiraling down, guests traverse a 25-foot bridge to the balcony overlooking Big Bone Mountain. The tour includes grand panoramas of flowstone formations, stalactites, stalagmites, as guests learn the history behind this fascinating natural and historic wonder. After traveling down Blowing Hole Boulevard, travelers enjoy a relaxing boat ride along the underground river while passing majestic waterfalls.
Because the caves remain temperate all year long, Indiana Caverns are open to the public year round and are enjoyable in any season. Tours are offered 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas and last about an hour and 15 minutes. The Indiana Caverns gift shop is stocked with unique souvenirs and an onsite gem mining experience is popular with junior spelunkers.
Beyond the mystery and adventure of Indiana Caverns, Corydon visitors enjoy much more. An incredible collection of sites and attractions awaits travelers, from a Civil War battlefield to the thrilling caves and caverns, where enormous passages are highlighted by dazzling formations. The State Historic Site marks Corydon’s place as Indiana’s first capitol, while travelers are fascinated by the Constitution Elm and tours of the Leora Brown School, one of the nation’s oldest standing early African American schoolhouses. Plenty of diverse dining and accommodations include a historic B&B, affordable modern hotels, local eateries, several popular wineries and even a luxurious riverboat casino. Complete information and a free visitors guide are available at www.thisisIndiana.org or (888) 738-2137.
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