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Cathedral Caverns State Park

637 Cave Road
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Originally called Bat Cave, Cathedral Caverns was opened to the public by Jacob Gurley in the 1950's. The cave was renamed because of its cathedral-like appearance.  Purchased by the state in 1987, it was opened as a State Park in the summer of 2000.  The first feature most people notice about Cathedral Caverns is its massive entrance. The huge opening measures 126 feet wide and 25 feet high, a possible world record for commercial caves. The grand entrance is only the beginning. Inside the cavern are some of the most beautiful formations Mother Nature has ever created including “Goliath”- one of the largest stalagmites in the world measuring 45 feet tall and 243 feet in circumference.   Cathedral Caverns features many amazing sites:  a "caveman" perched atop a flowstone wall, a "frozen" waterfall, a large stalagmite forest and a most improbable stone formation - a stalagmite that is 27 feet tall and 3 inches wide!



Reviews

Scott Thomspon

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Monday, June 25, 2018
I took my Grandchildren there yesterday. We had a great time. Summer our tour guide was excellent. The Caverns are worth the trip and the price. Great way to spend part of the day. Bring your Camera. Highly recommend.

Donna Palmer

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018
This tour is very interesting. Each guide tells the story of the cave with his/her own flare and our guide was good with the corny jokes. The walk is totally paved and about 5 feet wide. There were only a couple places where the grade was steep enough to worry about slipping because the cement is wet. The tour ends at the back of the cave so you walk out on your own at your own pace. Round trip is about 3 miles.

Bre Ximenes

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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Cathedral Caverns is beautiful. ..the wide opening to the cave is like it's swallowing you as you head down under to see some beautiful sights. Just make sure to wear tennis shoes, the footing is wet. If you get chilled easily, bring a light sweater and if you are over 50 and have problems with inclines, you should know there are many dips and climbs on this 1.5 mile treck. We had an older gentleman, in cowboy boots who had a very hard time enjoying himself. Remember, it's a cave...if you have small children and they are scared of the dark you may want to pick another option, like the lake. They turn out the lights so you can experience "real darkness". Have fun, we enjoyed getting out of the summer heat!

Robert Pastuszka

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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Amazing place to visit if you are into the outdoors! The staff and guides are super friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The tour takes about an hour and a half and is about a mile and a half of walking. There is a really nice paved walkway the entire way with guardrails to keep you on track. It is fun for all ages and handicap accessible.

Jamie Moon

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Sunday, July 8, 2018
Cool cave and a nice easy tour which is good for big groups or families. The lights are good to see the geological features but personally feels a bit excessive/gimicky. Many of the natural features were modified with manmade pools, water pumps, and paved paths through the cave. A bit expensive ($20) for a short tour. Worth checking out but I'd prefer a more challenging and natural cave like Tumbling Rock.

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