For many years, the cavern lay in silence broken
only by the sound of the water, the animals that called it home, and the
occasional human who made their way into it. It was home to many wild animals,
used by local people as a home, celebrated by the Native Americans as a place
to hold special meetings, a weekend hangout for local kids, and had many other
varied uses down through the years. In 1991, it was opened to the public as a
show cave for the first time in its' long and varied history.
Since that time, the caverns have had many visitors
through its magnificent chambers. It is a bat sanctuary for the endangered gray
bats, as well as home to 6 other species, and is a testament to the beauty and
glory that God has created not only in the world above, but also in the world
underneath that many have forgotten exists.
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 a few days, you're sure to see beauty
that is beyond compare.
||The GEM MINE is now open. Click HERE
for more details.