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Bluespring Caverns in Bedford, IN Reopens for Season

If you’ve ever been in a cave, you know all the dreary walking you have to do. It’s so hard.

Er, sorry, I was thinking about my kids, and the last time we went through a guided cave tour in Marengo Cave.

Well, if your kids (or your spouse) do that floppy, whiny thing whenever they have to take more than 5 steps from the couch to the TV, the Bluesprings Caverns in Bedford, Indiana (Lawrence County, just south of Bloomington) is re-opening for the season.

In the Bluesprings, you can take a boat tour of the caverns and see all the wonders that hundreds of thousands, and even millions, of years of natural erosion have done.

You’ll ride in comfort as a tour guide takes you along a subterranean river for over a mile, and show you all the underground wonders that can only be seen in a cave: blind fish and crayfish, stalactites, stalagmites, and all the different geological wonders that took centuries to create.

The caves will reopen on March 16, and will be open from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday, and 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The tour leaves every hour, with the last tour leaving at closing time.

Tickets are $14 for adults, and $8 for children ages 3 – 15. They do not recommend the tour for very young children. (There’s also a printable coupon available on the site.)

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