Caving

Alabaster Caverns State Park

Published on February 9, 2015
Alabaster Caverns State Park
Features/Facilities: 200 Park Acres - 20 campsites - 3/4 Mile Cave Tour - Nature & Canyon Trails - Naturalist - Wildcaving - Volleyball - Horseshoes - Gift Shop
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Ape Cave Interpretive Site

Published on February 9, 2015
Ape Cave Interpretive Site
Apes' Headquarters, a Forest Service building near the entrance, provides lantern rentals and guided walks during the summer. Bring at least two sources of light per person, sturdy shoes, and warm clothing. Temperatures remain 42 F/5.6 C year-round. Please remember cave environments are fragile, practice "Leave No Trace." Ape Cave is open year round. However, during winter you have to…
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Appalachian Caverns

Published on February 9, 2015
Appalachian Caverns
Come visit with us and take a timeless stroll through the ever-changing caverns. Enjoy a picnic at our picnic area or camp in the campground. For the more adventurous, sign up for an Explorer Tour or Wild Tour and do some crawling around in the undeveloped areas of the cavern. No matter whether you spend a couple of hours or…
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Barren River Lake State Park

Published on February 9, 2015
Barren River Lake State Park
Barren River Lake State Resort is a water-lover's paradise surrounded by forested, rolling hills. The resort is located near Kentucky's famous cave area, which includes Mammoth Cave National Park, the longest cave system in the world!
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Bartholomew’s Cobble

Published on February 9, 2015
Bartholomew’s Cobble
The high point at Bartholomew's Cobble, Hurlburt's Hill, rises 1,000 feet to a 20-acre upland field on the Massachusetts Connecticut border that offers panoramic views northward up the Housatonic River Valley. You can tour the cobbles, trees and understory plants, and river, on the Ledges Trail, which also passes two small caves kids love to explore. You can also trek…
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Beneski Museum of Natural History

Published on February 9, 2015
Beneski Museum of Natural History
The museum contains three floors of exhibits and over 1700 individual specimens on display. Highlights include: The first (entrance floor) features a variety of displays on vertebrate evolution and extinction, including free standing fossil skeletons of a mammoth, mastodon, dire wolf, saber-toothed cat, Irish Elk and cave bear. Fossils from Amherst College expeditions to Patagonian and the American west are…
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Big Bone Cave

Published on February 9, 2015
Big Bone Cave
Big Bone Cave is a 400-acre natural area located in Van Buren County on the Cumberland Plateau escarpment. It is named for the discovery of the bones of a giant ground sloth (Megalonyx jeffersonii) in 1811. This skeleton, now on display at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, represents the only known specimen of a giant ground sloth with…
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Black Chasm Cavern

Published on February 9, 2015
Black Chasm Cavern
Black Chasm Cavern was designated a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service in 1976 after being recommended by local members of the National Speleological Society, and as such is considered a nationally significant natural area. Visitors to the cave are enchanted by the beauty of a wide variety of formations including stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones and the vast arrays…
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Black Hills Caverns

Published on February 9, 2015
Black Hills Caverns
The Caverns were discovered in 1882 by gold seekers, but the Lakota Indians had found strength in the power of the calcite crystals centuries before. Come discover the wonder of the glittering underground world and see its many fantastic animal formations.
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