Lost World Caverns
Descend 120 feet below the Earth's surface into a vast wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. Lost World Caverns, discovered in 1942, is a truly magical place for both young and old. It takes approximately 45 minutes to walk through. We offer self-guided tours so you can take your time to explore the cavern at your own pace. Just remember to stay on the trail. A guide sheet is provided to tell you about the many different formations that make up this 1/2 mile loop. No matter what the temperature on the outside, the cave always remains a constant 52 degrees. A light jacket and good shoes are recommended.Â
You'll see formations such as The Snowy Chandelier, a 30 ton compound stalactite, presumed to be one of the nation's largest. The Bridal Veil is a beautiful column of sparkling white calcite. And of course there is the War Club, a 28 foot stalagmite made famous when Bob Addis sat on it for nearly 16 days, just to get his name in the Guinness Book of World Records. These are but a few of the formations you'll see when you visit Lost World Caverns. Bring your camera to show your friends and family the beauty of this cave when you tell them about the great time you had.Â
This place is awesome. You can go on the tour of the cave and if you are feeling adventurous they even have a deeper cave trek that comes with lunch (reservations required). They sell all sorts of gems, minerals, fossils, and kits. It's crazy to see the beauty our world has created. They sell bags of gems n such that you can take outside to the water and discover your own gems and usually shark teeth. I love it!
A very nice self guided tour. Not too expensive either. If you take the time to read the facts that are posted throughout the cavern you learn a lot and really get a good idea of that time frame when out was first found. The gift shop was pretty nice too.
The owners are very accommodating with large tour groups. Very friendly, engaging, and knowledgeable. Even the staff is well informed, and if they don't know an answer to a question, they will find someone who does. Great selection of minerals, other gifts, and toys for sale for both families and individuals passing through. They also have a cabinet of brochures for other activities in the area, which is really great for planning the rest of your vacation. Formations are all very excellent and in a highly concentrated area. It inspires you to want to explore more caves and caverns to see what other kinds of beauty blossom below the Earth's surface. Outdoor picnic area is plentiful and very scenic. The gravel road is a little disarming, but quaint. Makes you really feel like it's a Lost World you're stumbling into, but it can't be that secluded, because they've got a great music selection in the gift shop! There's even a collection of fossils and casts of fossils for us science types who like to take a glance back in time when dinosaurs and trilobites lorded over our earthly domain. Great for children and adults. They even have gem mining!
This is a neat cave with lots of interesting features! A unique gift shop is above the cave. Also, this is the home of Bat Boy that Weekly World news made famous! There are posters in the gift shop!
My son loves this place we go usually 6 to 7 times a year its always a different experience. Staff is usually very helpful and friendly. Once he is a little older I'm sure we will be doing the wild cave tours.
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