Our Policies

Read this page of consolidated information and you'll be 10 steps closer to enjoying your visit.

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Reservations Required

We need at least 2 weeks advance notice.

Our Reservation Office hours are Monday – Friday 9 to 5 all year round. We are in the same time zone as Louisville, Kentucky (EST/EDT). Group reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.

Things to have when you call:
- Preferred date
- Alternative date(s)
- Activities desired
- Approximate number of people
- Deposit by credit card or mail

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Deposit Ensures Your Visit

Lock in your dates and future fun!

The deposit amount required varies based on the activities you’ve selected. Deposit will be collected at time of reservation via credit card or a check can be mailed within 7 days of call. If mailing a check, please write the name of your group and date of activities on check or an enclosed note.

Overnight Groups – $150
Canoeing Groups – $100
Day/Cave Exploring Groups – $100
Walking Tour Only – $50


Canoeing and walking tour only groups may have their deposit transferred. Excludes overnight groups.

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Release Waivers

Pay attention. No Waiver. No Fun.

All cave exploring participants must have a signed waiver upon arrival. An original waiver is sent along with your confirmation letter or you may download below. Participants under 18 years of age must have applicable forms signed in advance by a parent or legal guardian.

pdf iconCave Exploring Release Form (pdf)

pdf iconCanoeing Release Form (pdf)

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Activity Schedule

Timing is everything. Leave it to us.

Group leaders should check in at the Marengo Cave Gift Shop at scheduled check-in time. You’ll pay any applicable balance at this time and be directed to your activities.

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Wear/Bring Guidelines

Follow our suggestions and we know you'll have a blast.

We’ve compiled comprehensive lists for you. Wondering about something not listed? Give us a call and we’ll let you know.

Caving List

Canoeing List