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BLANCHARD SPRINGS CAVERNS

Fifteen miles northwest of Mountain View, off State Hwy. 14

see website

The large, spectacular upper levels of this cave were discovered as recently as 1963. The Ozark National Forest thus began a carefully planned, ten-year project to develop Blanchard Springs Caverns for tourism, and the cave remains as one of the most sensitively developed caves in the country.

Two tours are available at Blanchard Springs. The Dripstone Trail explores the Coral Room and the Cathedral Room, offering some of the more breathtaking cave scenery you'll find anywhere. This is the less strenuous of the tours. It is wheelchair-accessible with a strong assistant. The Discovery Trail visits some of the Cathedral Room, passes by the cave's natural entrance and artifacts left by Native Americans some 1700 years ago, then descends to the river passage at the lowermost reaches of the cave.

The surrounding Sylamore District of the Ozark National Forest offers camping, hiking, fishing and sightseeing opportunities.

(501) 757-2211

 

BULL SHOALS CAVERNS

From Hwy. 62/412, take Hwy. 178 to Bull Shoals, Arkansas. Cavern is four blocks off Hwy. 178 at town center.

see website

(800) 445-7177

 

COSMIC CAVERN

About seven miles north of Berryville on State Hwy. 21

see website

(870) 749-2298

 

HURRICANE RIVER CAVE

Sixteen miles south of Harrison on U.S. Hwy. 65

As of August 2009 their website is no longer operational, so they may have closed.

(800) 245-2282

 

 

MYSTIC CAVERNS

Eight miles south of Harrison on National Scenic 7 Byway

see website

(888) 743-1739

 

 

 

 

 OLD SPANISH TREASURE CAVE  

On Arkansas Hwy 59, between Gravette and Sulphur Springs

see website

(479) 253-9321

 

 

ONYX CAVE PARK  (no web site)

From Eureka Springs, take U.S. Hwy. 62 east to Onyx Cave sign, then left 3.5 miles

Onyx Cave near Eureka Springs is the oldest show cave in Arkansas. It was discovered in 1891 and opened to the public in 1893. A self-guiding tour leads visitors through the Onyx Cave. Also on site is the Gay 90s Button and Doll Museum.

(479) 253-9321

 

 

WAR EAGLE CAVERN

On State Hwy. 12, about midway between Eureka Springs and Rogers

see website

(479) 789-2909

 

 

TRUITT'S CAVERN (not shown on map)

On Highway 59 between Anderson and Noel

no website, may not be operationa as of Aug 2009

(417) 436-2259

 


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