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Onyx Cave, Cave City

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  • Onyx Cave offers a much smaller and more intimate tour than the bigger Mammoth Cave National Park. It's an affordable tour that takes maybe half hour, is reasonably priced, and tends to have very know...  more »
  • It was a very beautiful cave. The guide was great. Loved all the crickets in the cave. Was a few tight spots.  more »
  • We visited this attraction with out of town family. It was not very expensive. The guided tour lasted a little over 30 minutes and was led by a very knowledgeable young man who very obviously loved wh...  more »
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  • I'm a huge rock fan, but they can be expensive. This shop was so reasonably priced! The selection was awesome. The best part was the mining which I usually find to be a rip-off, but my daughter was dying to do it so I relented and got the $22 bag. I was shocked to give an amethyst the size of my hand! I have attached a picture. The staff was awesome and very informative. Great place to stop by!
  • We went in March while the caves were still wet and had an awesome time. Took family with us that were visiting from Texas. It's really interesting because the tour guide makes sure you know where to look and explains cave formation really well. Her name is Missy, highly recommend. The shop has items that are affordable for souvenirs for the whole family.
  • Great little cave tour with few steps. It is a little tight in a couple places, so if you're a larger person, you may struggle a little. Missy was very pleasant and knowledgeable. She made sure people had enough time to take pictures.
  • Unique cave tour experience. These caves are more vertical in nature do you go up and down stairs in narrow cave spaces. Total distance traveles is probably 200 yards but the vertical nature of the spaces are really cool. With the tour guides short talks and the slow pace the tour will last about 30 mins. The guide is very knowledgeable but kind of annoying in a know-it-all way. The "Rock Shop" (gift shop) is your typical tourist rock shop.
  • This cave is amazing. Jared, the tour guy is absolutely brilliant. Let him know you're interested in the chemistry and geology involved in caves and their formation, and he will educate you better than a textbook. The rock formations were stunning; so many cool things to look at. It's a small cave and a short tour, but it's well worth the very low cost.
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