Ancient caverns, a historic village, ziplining thrills and more one-of-a-kind experiences can be found in Harrison County
Whether you’re looking to experience the great outdoors, explore history or enjoy some local small-town charm, Harrison County is happy to oblige. Geographically central to over half of the country’s population and within an easy day’s drive to more than 10 U.S. cities, this area of southern Indiana is also home to some of the most beautiful landscape found in the region. Additionally, Harrison County can claim two stops on the Indiana Cave Trail, a year-round experience for adventure-lovers of all ages. Here, we spotlight three Harrison County spot to put on your must-visit list.
Indiana Caverns in Corydon
Just minutes from downtown Corydon, Indiana Caverns is the seventh largest cave in the United Sates. Dating back thousands of years, the caverns, part of the Binkley Cave System, are a great stop for exploration. Tours includes a 25-minute boat ride filled with all the sights and sounds of the caverns as well as exploration 110 feet underground. Up the adventure factor and opt for Deep Darkness, an experience that lets you explore a cave by kayak in deep darkness. The caverns are also home to 21 species of troglobites (small cave-dwelling animals) and bones dating back to the Pleistocene era.
Squire Boone Caverns in Indiana
Discovered by Daniel Boone and his brother Squire in 1790, Squire Boone Caverns is a living cave with rushing streams and underground waterfalls. Explore this growing ecosystem deep below Earth’s surface and learn how its passageways were slowly formed over many years with a tour. Stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone and more adorn the cavern walls, ceilings and floors. The tour takes place along lighted, paved walkways and steel bridges and ends with a 73-step spiral staircase. Neighboring Pioneer Village pay homage to its historic roots and features soap making, candle dipping, gemstone mining and a candy factory. Head over to Boone’s Mill, a working grist mill from the 1800s, and pick up a bag of cornmeal or pancake mix as a delicious memory.
Indiana’s Squire Boone Zipline Adventure
Or maybe you prefer a more elevated adventure? Squire Boone Caverns Zipline Adventures offers a unique view of Indiana as you soar through the air above the beautiful rolling hills of southern Indiana cave country on a zipline. The canopy course consists of six lines and one bridge for a total length of 2,000 feet. Whether you and your group opt for the 2,500-foot zipline tour or the long-course canopy tour featuring ore 7,200 feet of zipline and two bridges, both are an experience you won’t soon forget.
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