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Spelunking Adventures in Arkansas Caves and Caverns

Travel underneath the clear mountain streams and unspoiled forests of northern Arkansas to discover a whole other world. Hidden below the Ozarks you’ll find limestone caverns with intriguing mysteries. These subterranean wonderlands are filled with crystals, lakes, streams, fossils, and waterfalls. Cave creatures like salamanders and blind trout live among the bizarre rock formations.

Eight of a few of Arkansas’ 2,000 caves are open for public tours. Guided tours are suitable for everyone, while wild caving adventures are better for those who are physically fit. Choose your adventure – and choose your cave.

Blanchard Springs Cavern is easily accessible from Mountain View, a 350-million-year-old cave with three levels of trails. Cosmic Caverns near Berryville features gemstone panning, an underground bridge, and a massive underground lake. Access ramps make Onyx Cave near Eureka Springs easy to explore, and the Old Spanish Treasure Cave harbors as many legends as it does stalactites. Hikers can trek to the 35-foot waterfall in the Lost Valley Trail Cave. War Eagle Cavern, Mystic Caverns, and Bull Shoals Caverns also offer guided tours.

See the Natural State from a new perspective when you go spelunking in Arkansas’ amazing caves and caverns.

Blanchard Springs Caverns

Roughly 350 million years old, the Blanchard Springs Caverns is a three-level cave system set in northwest Arkansas in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest. Only a short distance from Mountain View, the caverns invite visitors for guided tours all throughout the year.

Click on your headlamp and explore the depths of the Dripstone Trail, or see what the Discovery Trail has to offer. Even better, check out the adventurous Wild Cave Tour and Discovery in the Dark Headlamp Tour.