Darkness Tour (Eclipse 2024)

Experience the 2024 Eclipse AND Total Darkness at the Ohio Caverns!  The Darkness Tour ticket includes entrance into the park with spectacular eclipse viewing throughout the park and special Ohio Caverns Eclipse viewing glasses for your eye protection. The first 300 guests to get their tickets scanned receive an Ohio Caverns lantern for a uniquely guided tour through the caverns. This tour will include portions of the Historic and Natural Wonder sections, plus a section not toured during the summer. The cavern tour is guided and takes approximately 1 hour. There are 38 steps to enter and 60 steps to exit. A Darkness Tour ticket also includes a gem bag for children ages 5 to 12.

Tour Available
The Darkness Tour is ONLY offered Monday, April 8, 2024 (9 am-5 pm) Park will open early at 7:30 am.
Tickets are only available online. Tickets are limited and are non-refundable. Each person in the vehicle ages 5 and older must have a ticket.  

Other Information
Tours will run throughout the day from 9 am until 5 pm but will pause between 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm for the eclipse. Availability is subject to change depending on staffing and park capacity.

No Buses, RVs, Campers or Trailers will be allowed in the park. Once tickets are scanned, we will direct you where to park your vehicle.

Darkness Tour Ticket

Purchase Tickets
Adult/Child (age 4-12): $40 each
Child 3 and Under: Free
To Purchase Tickets, Click Here.

Learn more about the timing of the eclipse: Ohio Total Solar Eclipse

What Are People Saying About Us?

Do the combo pack; it is the best way to see the entire cavern. One is mostly history and the other is mostly formations but each gives you a different perspective. This is one of the most colorful caverns I have ever been in; it really is neat. Amie S.
Took the Natural wonder tour with a group on a 4H trip. Kids enjoyed the sites, staff was very friendly and tour guide was very good at keeping things interesting for the kids. Overall it was a good experience. Daniel C.