If you want a family day out with a difference, then you might want to explore the incredible Blanchard Springs Caverns, hidden deep within the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas.
After all, who said kids adventure needed to be ABOVE ground!
Blanchard Springs Caverns are a living cave, and incredibly developed. Glistening formations such as the stalagmites and stalactites will greet you, and kids will be amazing at how incredible Mother Nature is!
What’s even more incredible, is that the crystalline formations are still changing, as there is still dripping water in the caverns! Kids, if you want to know how that works, you will have to visit the caverns and find out!
The Blanchard Springs Caverns offers three different tours, each with differing difficulty, so you can pick which is right for your family!
The Dripstone Trail is the shorter, easier trail, which allows you to venture around 1/2 mile into the caverns. On this trail, you don’t need to use any stairs too, so very accessible!
The Discovery Trail is only open from June to August, and is around 1.2 miles in length, so a little longer and more strenuous. With nearly 700 steps, it’s certain a challenge as you explore the middle level of the caverns system!
And then for those families who love a bit of adventure, the Wild Cave Tour is a great introduction to off trail caving in a structured environment. Here, you can explore undeveloped sections of the middle level, and see things not many people have seen!
With constant temperatures of 58F, you will always know what to expect from these spectacular caverns in Arkansas! Lead the way!