Blanchard Springs Caverns, Mountain View
Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
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. To visit Blanchard Springs Caverns on your holiday in Mountain View, and find out what else Mountain View has to offer, use our Mountain View vacation builder.
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We did the dripping tour which included the large cathedral opening of the cave. All the formations are really beautiful and it's pretty mind blowing. Our guide was a gentleman named Aaron and he was ... read more »
We were trying to find something to do in Arkansas and ran across this little gem. We have been to several other caves (Mammoth, Ruby Falls, Marengo, etc) and this was the most impressive one we've se... read more »
Ok, so my husband has dragged me to caves before. They are ok. Whatever. But the "cathedral room" is the opening scene of this cave tour and it is spectacular. I would absolutely recommend this tour. ... read more »
AWESOME, I'm disabled, it was hard for me walking through up and down, 26 stories below the steps are up and down! But I wanted to see! Absolutely Beautiful! I couldn't do it again because of the steps, but this is something you would want to see, the pictures, don't do justice, it is beautiful.. The guides were awesome, very nice and knew there stuff...
Gorgeous!! We loved it. Went on the Dripstone and Discovery tour. Enjoyed them both. If we had to choose one it would the the Discovery because it is more in depth but both were well worth the admission price. Dripstone would be the one to choose if you have any walking issues.
THE CAVERNS One of my favorite spots in Arkansas to visit. This area is very well maintained from the caverns, hiking trails, and the campgrounds. They even were thoughtful to have places Wheel chair accessible. The caverns are so beautiful. There are two cavern tours. One is the Drip Stone and the other is the Discovery. The drip stone tour is about an hour long and is the most decorated of the two. The discovery is longer so you do get to cover more ground and also see more. I did the Drip Stone and it was so beautiful!!! The first room you get into is this huge opening. It had a lot of beautiful formations. My favorite part was the tour guides, They were so helpful and knowledgeable about the caves and how everything is formed. Within one hour, I learned a lot and it was all very interesting. The whole tour had good lighting, walkways, and hand rails. There were kids there in my group and they loved it. Everyone there was really polite and nice which in my opinion, makes every visit a wonderful one. I will be going back shortly. Also in the summer, it is very nice as the temperature stays 58 degrees all year round. Sight Seeing. If you keep driving straight when you come close to the turnoff road to go to the caverns, you will go down this big hill. At the intersection, left will take you to the campground and going right will take you to some beautiful spots to see. When you turn right, not to far down, park on the left when you see the first little parking area. Descend a couple steps, and you will see this beautiful manmade dam with water flowing over. A very peaceful spot. As well there is a manmade walking trail you can take to take you to the bottom of the dam. Now once your done, keep driving straight to the end. There will be another walking trail right by the sign, which will take you to a natural waterfall coming out of a cave.
Amazing! The Dripstone tour was steep and a little wet but there were a couple different places to sit and several stops along the hour long tour. The lighting was beautiful throughout the cavern rooms and the guides, DJ and Aaron were very knowledgeable and fun to listen to. The guides are obviously very interested in conservation of their landscape There were tons of opportunities to take pictures and we even got to see some pictures. Next time I am DEFINITELY taking the Discovery tour!
Truly an amazing experience. A fascinating walk through stunningly lit caverns. It almost feels like you're on another planet! I've been several times and the experience never grows old.
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