Natural Wonder Tour
Take the Natural Wonder Tour! Guests follow a winding path overlooking the picturesque Mingo Valley and enter the cavern through a sinkhole entrance opened in 2012. The tour covers areas discovered after excavation of the passages in the 1920s. Guides provide information about the geology of the cavern as they describe the wide variety of formations visible on this tour. Visitors exit 60 steps into a small building at the south end of the park. The tour takes about an hour and is about a mile long walk.
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 level concrete path which will allow you to enjoy the natural beauties of the cavern safely and conveniently. The pathway is not wide enough in several spots to accommodate the use of wheelchairs or strollers. There are no steps to enter the caverns, but there are 60 steps to exit.
Still photography is welcomed, but video cameras are not allowed in the cavern.