Now this cave system is HUGE and Mom and Dad only went on the short tour which was an hour and half - the long tour goes six hours! It is really well set out and quite easy to navigate we even had quite a few elderly people with walking canes and they did just fine. The lights turn on as you go through each section and highlight some wonderful displays.
|They call this the opera boxes|
|One of the two amphitheaters on the short tour|
Mom said she liked the Opera Boxes and also the Battle Ship best of all - it is always fun the imagine shapes in the rocks. This particular cave is also home to five species of bats - they live nearer to the one and only open natural entrance and YES Mom and Dad did see a couple flying around - Mom thought they were so cute. To get down inside the cave they had to take an elevator down 289 feet down and then go through specially sealed double doors - they do this to keep the temperature and moisture levels just right.
One of the prettiest areas was called the soda straws - these are all tiny straw like structures that hang from the roof and there was like 87 gazzillon of them.
Mom and Dad also went to check out the actual spring that created the caves and can you believe Mom said we would of loved the walk to see it!!!! They also found a wonderful restaurant built right above the river and had the most wonderful lunch there - need I say by time they got home - our dinner was late !