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Bluespring Caverns Park Bedford

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Bluespring Caverns Park
1459 Bluespring Caverns Road
Bedford
IN
47421
Tel: 812-279-9471

Where are we going today?

Adventure doesn't have to be above ground, with weather sometimes hindering even the best plans. Certainly not if you are having your adventure UNDERGROUND! That's exactly what you can do at Bluespring Caverns in Indiana.

Here, you can enjoy fun tours along an underground river, great especially for those older kids. The caverns and chambers were formed millions of years ago, so kids can get a sense of history, and learn all about the caverns and geology whilst they have an amazing time!

These hour long tours can take you right up close to some of the incredible formations in the Bluespring Cavern. It's fun to look at too, because the passages and water-courses have all been lit up by light that follows your boat through the darkness. Pretty cool!

Kids - just imagine what the first explorers would have seen and felt as they went through the darkness - just like you're going to do!

You might even spot some of the elusive (and pretty rare) bline cavefish, or perhaps a blind crayfish in search of food. Don't forget to look up, as there are bats in the cavern too!

During the wet period, along your tour you will see and hear the immense power of the underground river.

It's an amazing feat of nature!

Whilst the younger kids might not feel too comfortable sitting on a boat for up to 50 minues, there are fun activities for them above ground too, including exploring the Myst'ry River Gemstone Mine where they might be able to find semi-precious gems! The gift shop is also fun to explore too. 

Great exploration all round at one of Indiana's favorite natural wonders - Bluespring Caverns Park!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$16
  • Children$8 (Ages 3 to 15)
  • Free Under: 2 years
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

All year round

Teachers corner

They offer overnight experiences for groups, as well as field trip rates. Additional extras include the gemstone experience and the sinkhole experience! Teachers are complimentary. .

I'm Hungry!

They have picnic areas in the park so you can bring your own food and enjoy a family lunch out in nature!.

Any Top Tips?

Don't forget to check out one of Indiana's largest sinkholes (across 15 acres!) during your stay.

Need a little extra help?

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Can I get one of those?

The gift shop in the visitor center is a great place to pick up unique gifts and souvenirs - and you might also take home some gems that you find!.

More information

They have free parking.

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    What a great little place off the beaten path (and for that matter, not on most maps). This is one of the nicest cave tours - by boat - that I have taken. 1/2 mile long tour is one of the longest in the country. Cave is very nice with blind crawdads and cave fish visible. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Quite an interesting place. I highly recommend taking the tour.

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    Not too thrilling for an hour underground boatride. But the kids will love it. Use your $2 off coupons from other brochures to save money. I suggest bringing your on mag light to see better. The echo demo was cool. Would like to take canoe further in for better adventure.

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    The Blue spring caves are located in Bedford, IN. The cave tour is a 14$/person deal for 1 hour of cave guided tour. The highlight and the unique thing is that the tour is on a boat. Apart from that, I did not find anything spectacular on this tour. Though the tour guide made honest attempts to educate the visitors about the caves, there simply wasn't much to offer. We ended up seeing a bat and that's about it. A better bet will be Marengo caves or Mammoth caves which are much more informative and have a lot more to offer. In my honest opinion,...Read More

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    The guide was a 15 year old jack butt. He was very sure of himself. When my kids asked asked questions that he already stated he clearly had to call them out on it therefore making the tour more unenjoyable than it already was. The great part was the effect that he he made with slapping the seat cushion a.k.a. life preserver on the boat to make the echo sound even more than louder than his ever resonating than his orating voice. ugh! will never go back.

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    We did an overnight adventure with wild caving and a underground river tour with a group of Boy Scouts. I felt like the "guides" rushed us along at every step of the way from arrival to final departure. Based on the inexperience of most of the guides, I was not comfortable that they could have handled any emergency that would arise during the wild caving portion of the tour, as there were people along who had some serious issues with confined spaces and had to turn back. The wild caving is physically strenuous, very tight and will certainly let...Read More

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by Siddharth jain

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The Blue spring caves are located in Bedford, IN. The cave tour is a 14$/person deal for 1 hour of cave guided tour. The highlight and the unique thing is that the tour is on a boat. Apart from that, I did not find anything spectacular on this tour. Though the tour guide made honest attempts to educate the visitors about the caves, there simply wasn't much to offer. We ended up seeing a bat and that's about it. A better bet will be Marengo caves or Mammoth caves which are much more informative and have a lot more to offer. In my honest opinion, if you have never been to caves and are just nearby Bedford with time to kill, you might want to go and visit here. Else, plan a visit to Marengo caves or Mammoth caves.

by A Google User

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We did an overnight adventure with wild caving and a underground river tour with a group of Boy Scouts. I felt like the "guides" rushed us along at every step of the way from arrival to final departure. Based on the inexperience of most of the guides, I was not comfortable that they could have handled any emergency that would arise during the wild caving portion of the tour, as there were people along who had some serious issues with confined spaces and had to turn back. The wild caving is physically strenuous, very tight and will certainly let discover if you have any issues with clostrophobia. The literature doesn't let you know just how confined the spaces are; plan on a 20 foot "crawl" through a rock passage about 3 feet tall on the wild caving tour just to get to the place where you can turn around. There were a couple of older guides who did a fantastic job, but unfortunately they were overshadowed by some immature, unprepared workers.

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