I am obsessed with caves!
Well, ever since I had a clogging (dance) competition in Branson, Missouri at Silver Dollar City, I became obsessed with caves!
I was in elementary school or junior high when I went to one of the competitions there. Silver Dollar City is an amusement park/attraction in Branson with rides and all the works. What they have that sets them apart is a cave underneath the entrance called Marvel Cave! That is the first cave I think I went in.
Anyways, I loved going on a tour in that cave and when I started dating Kevin I thought it was awesome that he was from Missouri because of all of the caves there! Missouri has so many! After three years of being married we finally got to go in one ha!
We went to Fantastic Caverns in Springfield, Missouri!
Check out their website here!
Anyways, over this weekend we stayed in Bolivar which is 20 minutes away from Fantastic Caverns so we had to stop by and check it out!
Oh, and I can't forget to say that this is one of only FOUR drive through caves in the world and the only ONE in the US!
Here is Fantastic Caverns!
They wouldn't let us touch the cave walls except for the ceiling here!
I am touching the beginnings of stalactites!
Some cave terminology for you:
Stalactites: come down from the ceiling
Stalagmites: come from the ground up
Columns: when stalactites and stalagmites meet
Now identify them in the pictures!
Twin columns which are very rare.
The exit of Fantastic Caverns.
Here is our car group :)
It was so much fun and I highly recommend going on a cave tour if you ever get a chance!
More on this trip here:
Have you been in a cave before?
If so, which one and what was it like?
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