Blanchard Springs Caverns, Mountain View

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#1 of 60 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 Mountain View day trip planning website to get the most from your Mountain View vacation.
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  • We toured this cavern years ago, but it is still a wonderful place to go! After the tour, we drove into the state park for a picnic and walked the recreation area. A great day!  more »
  • We've toured many caverns but Blanchard Springs was awesome! It's not only huge but has many interesting formations. There's an elevator that takes you down to cavern & a bus takes you back to visitor...  more »
  • Well worth the visit to get you in the Christmas spirit! And they do hand out cushions for the seats.  more »
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  • Beautiful place to go and hike. The caverns are truly magnificent. They have different lengths and difficulty levels to try and be inclusive to everyone. I took my 2,4,7, and 11 year old children along with my 68 year old mother. They all did great and had a wonderful time. Outside of the caves they have a beautiful mirror lake, a creek to cool off in, and several day use facilities. We had a picnic down by the creek after our trip through the caverns and just made a day out it.
  • Been coming here since I was knee high to a grasshopper. Never gets old coming back ever year and seeing the majestically Blanchard Springs Cavern. The staff is always amazing and just enough humor to keep the mood very light even on the longer cave tours. The gift shop has a nice selection of things to buy if you have to pick something. Still haven't done the actual tour where they let you literally crawl through the cave but it is on my bucket list.
  • Great place to be on a hot Arkansas day...always less the 60 f down there! Very knowledgeable guides. Living cave so be careful not to touch! Two tours so take your pick! Best to reserve your tickets as they fill the tours fast!
  • While driving through the Ozarks, a huge storm hit us and we decided to pull into the Blanchard Springs area. A tour just happen to be starting when we arrived, so we took it. Definitely worth it. The rock formations in this place were unbelievable. They said these caverns are ranked in the top three of the nation along with Sonora in TX and Carlsbad in NM.
  • Amazing place. The caverns are like being transported to another world. The tour guides are very informative and courteous. Plan to visit at least once a year. I love this cave because it doesn't have damage done to the formations by early explorers and cave poachers. They do everything in their power to share the cave with the public and at the same time protect the delicate ecosystem within the cave. Definitely the best cave experience in Arkansas.

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