Cave Tours

Glimpse millions of years in one moment as you gaze at amazing cave formations. A long stairway leads underground to the caverns discovered by Squire and his brother, Daniel Boone, more than two centuries ago. Explore this living, growing ecosystem deep below Earth’s surface, and learn how its passageways were slowly formed over eons of time, even as dinosaurs roamed the earth!

Rushing streams and underground waterfalls, rarely seen in caves, carry more than a million gallons of water through Squire Boone Caverns every day. Stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone and more adorn the cavern walls, ceilings and floors. Come see what has taken nature millions of years to create.

The caverns stay a pleasant 54˚ F year-round. A jacket or sweater is recommended. The tour takes place along lighted, paved walkways and steel bridges; however, guests must enter and exit the cave via a vertical, spiral staircase with 73 steps. Not recommended for pregnant women or those with serious medical conditions.

Tour Schedule

Memorial Day thru mid-August:
Weekdays, 9am to 5pm; Weekends, 9am to 6pm
Guided 1-hour tours leave every 30 – 40 minutes.

Mid-August to Labor Day:
Weekends, 9am to 6pm
Weekday tours are at 10am, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm

Spring and Fall Months, January and February:
Tours depart at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm,
seven days a week. In case of inclement weather,
please call ahead.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Click here to view our Special Events throughout the year.

Cavern Tour Admission


Adults: $19.00
Children 4-11: $10.50
Seniors 60+: $18.00
Children under 4 free

Rock of Ages

Squire Boone and his brother, Daniel, discovered these caverns in 1790. Squire later escaped a band of hostile Indians by hiding in the caverns. Upon his death in 1815, Squire Boone was laid to rest within his beloved cave, as he had requested. Read the rest of the story.

The spectacular formation pictured above is called Rock of Ages. It is approximately 40 feet tall, floor to ceiling, and is estimated to be more than a million years old. Click here for more facts about cave formations.