Take the Historic Tour! The tour includes parts of the caverns viewed by visitors from 1897-1925. It was re-opened for tours in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of its discovery. The historical tour begins aboard a shuttle bus to the original entrance. Guests descend 44 steps into the cavern at the site of discovery. Guides provide information about the history of the cavern and point out "historic graffiti" left behind by the early explorers. The tour exits 38 steps back into the visitor center. The tour takes approximately 45 minutes.
May 1 through September 30 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Winter Tour is available October 1 through April 30 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
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Ohio Caverns is the largest and most beautiful of all Ohio caves. Its exquisite crystal-white stalactite and stalagmite formations are nowhere to be found in greater profusion of artistic settings. The diversity of formations and unexcelled coloring are all the more interesting because the formations are still in the process of development so be sure to bring your camera to keep these memories.
No matter how far you travel, you will find your visit to Ohio Caverns provides you with rich memories of its great beauty and educational value.
Many conveniences are provided for your comfort and recreation. A 35-acre park is located directly above the caverns and contains a shelter house and picnic tables. A souvenir and gift shop is located within the Visitor Center. You will find a spirit of congeniality and wholesomeness in these pleasant surroundings. A courteous and attentive staff is at your service.
Regardless of the weather conditions the temperature of the Ohio Caverns remains a constant 54° F. (12.2° C.) throughout the year. The air inside the caverns is always fresh and invigorating. The tour route through the caverns is a mostly level gravel path changing to concrete near the end. This will allow you to enjoy the natural beauties of the cavern safely and conveniently.The pathway is not wide enough in many spots to accommodate the use of wheelchairs or strollers.
Still photography is welcomed, but video cameras are not allowed in the cavern.