Blanchard Springs Caverns, Fifty Six

4.9
#1 of 77 in Nature in Arkansas
Explore living limestone caves when you delve into Blanchard Springs Caverns. Guides will lead you through deep caves, referred to as "living" due to their constantly changing state from dripping water. You can choose the intensity and difficulty of the caverns you tour. On the Dripstone Trail, view a wide range of formations and cave creatures, such as salamanders and crickets. This trail is accessible to strollers and wheelchairs, though strong assistance will be needed. Discovery Trail has lots of steps, so you will need to be mobile, but it takes you much deeper and features an underground stream. If you're adventurous, take the Wild Cave Tour, where you explore undeveloped sections of the cave. For this one, you will need to be in good physical shape, have sturdy boots, and be ready to crawl and get dirty. For Blanchard Springs Caverns and beyond, use our Fifty Six day trip planning website to get the most from your Fifty Six vacation.
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  • Trying to have a memorable moment with family, friends, children & some who happen to be senior this turned into a very pleasant & valued excursion for our family & friends. Family from other states &...  more »
  • Spectacular experience! My fam of 4 w/11 yr old daughter and 8 yr old son plus a couple friend in their 30’s loved this sight. Why this isn’t visited more is beyond my understanding. We are in our 40’...  more »
  • My son and I took the "Discovery Trail"...one of several options for the caverns. The tour guide was very informative and the formations that we saw were beautiful. Make sure that you can handle about...  more »
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  • A must see if you are in the area! This cavern is on par with Carlsbad in Arizona. I brought three small children and we had a blast on the tour. Worth every penny I spent on the basic tour, which even though it was an hour went by too quickly. They offer more even more in-depth trips too! Once my kids put a few more feet on their height, I want to come back for a four hour delve.
  • My partner and I agree that our tour guide, Destiny, was the best tour guide we have ever had. She was so knowledgeable and informative and answered every question our group had in detail. She was so sweet and fun as well. The cave itself was incredible. It was stunning and much bigger than we expected. The lighting was spectacular. We learned so much on this tour and experienced one of the country’s most beautiful caverns— highly recommend!
  • Outstanding place to visit. The guides were very knowledgeable and answered every question. They made the trip fun. Very accessible for disabled people. I am a disabled veteran and they made sure I stayed with the crowd. That's not easy with a cane going up and down slippery trails. It's well worth the hour and price.
  • My husband and I have gone on 3 different tours in these caverns. They are truly awesome, the guides are very knowlegable and friendly, our last guide was a comedian, let me tell ya! The wild cave tour was SO cool, you get to go off trail and see parts of the cavern that others do not! It was worth every dollar!
  • Parking: yes, free Cost: $ we did the dripstone tour- $10 each Duration: about 1 hour Customer Service: High Comments: very well thought out tour. Denny, our tour guide was knowledgeable, passionate and funny to boot. Simple, easy walk around the man made walk way, has lots of different spectacular formations to see. Definitely worth the cost! We also walked around the grounds afterwards. Ask for a map at the front desk, staff was very helpful! Would love to comeback to do the seasonal discovery tour which goes deeper into the cave.
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