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Indian Cave State Park, Shubert

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3.9/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
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  • Am I still in Nebraska? I can't believe the elevation changes and thick forests! This is excellent. Great hiking trails through the woods and up mountain-ish areas. The views are beautiful. The park i...  read more »
  • To be honest this was a total disappointment. I drove from Florida and stopped here on my way to Omaha because I am part Indian and was excited to see the petroglyphs and sadly to say, all of the name...  read more »
  • Don't go to Indian Caves Park for the caves or else you will be disappointed. This is a beautiful area for camping, hiking or just a quick drive/run through. Well worth the journey. 
  • Great place to camp. Well maintained and plenty of sites. The sites are near the road and priced at $13 a night. For no shower near by I thought that was pricy. Firewood is available for purchase at $5 a bundle and burned fairly well once a hot fire made with split pine 2×4s was going. Bring your own firewood or a saw and splitting axe to harvest and split your own. The Indian "Cave" is a waste of time. It's a sandstone cliff face indentation with tons of names carved in the sandstone. If you're looking for a watering hole near by try Peru State College. There's an ok bar there with food.
  • Not impressed. The scenery was beautiful but everything was locked up. The cave is not a cave anymore and they should change their name. It was full of graffiti and you could tell they have been there for years. The only thing we appreciated was the views and the cemetery. It was hundreds of years old and was interesting to look at. Will not go back
  • Indian Cave State Park is truly Nebraska's hidden gem. Located just two hours from Lincoln and Topeka, and an hour and a half from Omaha and Saint Joseph one would think this park would be busy, however it's quite the opposite. Indian Cave has miles of hiking trail for everyone from a casual walked to an avid hiker, RV pads, boat docks, fishing, camping, horseback riding, and much more. When my family and I went tent camping (One week before the 4th of July) there was almost no one in the park. Most of the camp sites are located in one loop where there was only two other small groups of people. When we arrived at the park we asked the gentleman in the main office about where the campsites are located and he told us that there is the main loop of tent sites with a nice shower/bathroom but we are also welcome to set up at any of the fire-rings located throughout the park. This is really nice as you can camp just about anywhere you would like, including along many of the hiking trails. The "cave" that the park is known for was a very cool thing to see, while it is more of a cliff and overhang, it was something that you don't see every day. Since the "cave" is limestone it is very soft and lots of people have hopped the fence and carved their names into the cliff making it impossible to see any of the ancient Indian carvings. Other than the cave graffiti, the park is one the nicest I've been to, and definitely something would not be expected to be located in Nebraska. Defiantly a wonderful place to spend the day, or a week!
  • Lots of campsites, that include all types/levels of campers and cabins. There's room for rv's/campers but there are several tent sites including 'walk-in' sites in the woods. There's no pool and the playground needs updated but the cave is neat and the ghost town is interesting. Lots of history here. Beautiful park to drive through. There is also an impressive shooting range.
  • Loved going here. Very neat scenery and some great hiking trails. Unfortunately when we went it was raining so we didn't get to go on too many trails. Can't wait to go back and check out more trails.