Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hotel Near Squire Boone Caverns

"America's Most Spectacular
Underground Adventure"

Squire Boone was one of the most prominent pioneers in the annals of Kentucky and Indiana history. He gained fame as an explorer, hunter, gunsmith, statesman, and minister. He helped to clear the Wilderness Road and, in his later years, was honored by Congress for his service during the Revolutionary War. Mr. Boone fought in many hand-to-hand battles, including the Battle of Fort Boonesboro. Eleven times he was wounded, taking him close to death on several occasions.

It was Squire Boone and his brother, Daniel, who discovered these caverns in 1790. Squire later escaped a band of hostile Indians by hiding in the caverns. From that day on, he considered the beautiful valley by the caverns to be holy ground. He eventually settled here with his wife, four sons and their families. Onto one of the foundation stones of his mill he carved this inscription: "My God my life hath much befriended, I'll praise Him till my days are ended." Upon his death in 1815, Squire Boone was laid to rest within his beloved cave as he had requested.

About Squire Boone Caverns
EXPLORE a living and growing ecosystem deep below the earth's surface. Stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, and more adorn the cavern walls, ceilings, and floors. Come see what has taken nature millions of years to make. For more educational information scroll down the page.

Cavern Tours
Summer Months: Memorial Day thru Labor Day the caverns can be toured daily. The Guided 1-hour tours leave every 30 minutes 9:00 – 5:00 EDT.
Spring & Fall Months: Cavern tours depart at 10:00, 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00 EDT seven days a week. During heavy rains please call ahead.
January & February: Cavern tours depart at 10:00, 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00 EDT seven days a week. During bad weather please call ahead. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day. Cavern tour admission is $14.50 per Adult, $8.00 per Child (6-11) and $12.50 per Senior.

Corydon Indiana Hotel Holiday Inn Express
Make your reservation today at our Corydon Indiana Hotel The Holiday Inn Express by calling the hotel directly at 812-738-1623 or visit our Holiday Inn Express Corydon on line. Then go visit Squire Boone Caverns.

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