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Blanchard Springs Caverns, Mountain View

(4.9/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Took the Dripstone tour. Pathways are good but in some places sloping down, so you need to go slow. It is amazing what grows underground. Guide was good. Cost not too bad.  more »
  • I have been to a few of these places both in Europe and the US a Blanchard Springs Caverns is right up there with the best. The guide was very informative and kept his information light and humorous a...  more »
  • We were so impressed with the tour of the cave and the Park Ranger's knowledge of the features in the cave.  more »
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  • A definite must go!! Tour was amazing and the caverns are so beautiful! They have a cute little gift shop! At the end of the tour they have a bus to take you back! There is a lot of trails around the surrounding area so it's very easy to take a day trip and spend the whole day with nature!
  • A highly recommend family hot spot. 2 great cave tours that are kid friendly plus others that are not so much. The tour guides were awesome and very informative. The tours usually take 2 hours plus which presents a great opportunity to relish in the beauty before you. This place might be a lite out of the way but it is well worth it.
  • The formations were the most amazing things I have ever seen. Our guides, Kristy and Ron, were very knowledgeable, friendly, and gave a great tour! We took the Dripping Stone tour and was great for all ages and abilities.it was slow paced so that everyone could ask questions and take pictures. It lasted about an hour and was all on a concrete trail with handrails.I would highly tecommend this for any one who wants a one of a kind experience.
  • Blanchard Springs Caverns can hardly be described in words! You must visit the caves truly understand and appreciate their beauty. There are three different tours offered at the caverns; the Dripstone Trail, the Discovery Trail, the Discovery in the Dark Headlamp Tour and the caverns newest trail, the Wild Cave Tour. Led by knowledgeable Forest Service Guides, the tours wind through water-carved passages, including an underground river and the world’s largest flowstone. Each trail is a little different in intensity and visitors should be aware of each trail they decide to take.
  • 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!