Squire Boone Caverns and Village is a cavern exploration attraction in Mauckport, Indiana (near Corydon in Southern Indiana). The park consists of a one-hour walking tour into the caverns, as well as a working pioneer village and grist mill.
The caverns are open year round, while the village and grist mill are open only during the summer months. The pioneer village includes an old fashion candy shop, a building where soap is made from lard, a chandlers house were candles are made by hand dipping, and a country store. The products made in the village are marketed nationally and can be purchased in many part of the country including Disney World. Everything made in the village is done the "old fashioned way", by hand.
The company which owns the caverns also run the Squire Boone Caverns' factory in New Albany, just off I-265, where hand dipped candles are mass produced.
The tour of the cave is conducted by experienced guides on lighted walkways with minimal stairs. The tour starts with a short walk through the woods to a man-made entrance of the cavern. As of 6/27/2011, this Entrance has been closed. The tour now begins and ends with the stairs.
The cave's tour includes such sights as a major underground river whose outlet and source are unknown, massive stalactite and stalagmite formations (which are not to be touched), a large open central cavern, several narrow areas, a large underground waterfall, several interesting rock formations, and at the end the coffin of Squire Boone and 73 Stairs leading out of the cave and into the general store where the tour began. Squire also settled down in this place around the entrance of the cave.