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Indiana home to 11th largest cave, will open to public in May

A new cave is set to open to the public in Harrison County near Corydon, Ind.

The cavern is the 11th largest cave in the U.S.

It’s a nearly 40-mile long underground trail, rich in history and prehistoric bones.

Crews have been working on opening up a passageway so the public can see the discovery. It’s a task that hasn’t been easy.

“It’s an expensive proposition. In this cave, everything had to be carried in by hand. Tons and tons of steel, concrete. We had to blast a tunnel,” said Gary Roberson with Indiana Caverns.

The cave has waterfalls, lots of formations and there’s even a boat ride! It’s expected to open to the public in May.

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15 Comments to “Indiana home to 11th largest cave, will open to public in May”

    Rhonda Fuel said:
    April 3, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    I can’t wait…love caves…

    Lana said:
    April 3, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Sweet!! I am excited to take my son :)

    Stupid Comments said:
    April 3, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Awesome. This looks like a great time. Indiana doesn't have much to offer in the fun department so we needed this.

    bannha said:
    April 4, 2013 at 6:10 AM

    it can't be millions of years in the making; when the earth is a little over 6,000 years old

      Rhonda said:
      April 4, 2013 at 8:30 AM

      The age of the Earth is 4.54 ± 0.05 billion years

    carol said:
    April 4, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Whatever your beliefs about the age of the earth you will enjoy visiting the cave! We will be announcing our open date as soon as possible!

    Tom said:
    April 4, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Does this cave have a name?

      Rhonda said:
      April 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM

      Binkley cave system

      Nick said:
      April 4, 2013 at 12:42 PM

      The tour part of the cave is called "Indiana Caverns" and is part of the much larger Binkley Cave system which is 30+ miles.

    Krista said:
    April 4, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    I cant wait! my son will be 4 this June and this year we will be doing alot of outdoor events! this would perfect!

    Terry Oelmann said:
    April 4, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    wow, awesome! But how about some more information! Do they have a website yet? What is the name? Where is it other than in Harrison County near Corydon, Ind. My wife and I were planing a long weekend for Labor day, and were thinking Mammoth Cave, but this one caught my interest this morning on the news. This would be a wonderful long weekend get away and keep my money in Indiana! But if no more information is given, I guess Kentucky it is!

    Shirley said:
    April 5, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Exactly where is Harrison County is this cave?

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