Thursday, April 14, 2016

Domes & Dripstones Cave Tour, Mammoth Caves National Park, Kentucky

We headed to the Visitors Centre for our Domes & Dripstones tour.

As taken from the Mammoth Cave National Park website here is the information about this tour:

Domes & dripstones Tour
Take a 4 mile bus ride from the visitors center to the New Entrance to Mammoth Cave. Descend approximately 280 stairs through a dramatic series of domes and pits. Continue the journey through large Mammoth sized passages and conclude the cave experience as you take a short walk through a variety of dripstone formations. The tour exits from the Frozen Niagara Entrance to the cave where visitors board a bus for the ride back to the visitor center. It's a great way to see the many faces of some of Mammoth Cave's passageways. ***This your includes the entire Frozen Niagara Tour route.

Duration: 2 hours              Distance: 3/4 mile
Total Stairs: 500 including the initial 280 on the staircase decent
Difficulty: Moderate         Tour Capacity: 118

We took a bus like this one to the cave entrance.
I'll let the pictures do the talking for the tour. The pictures really don't do it justice but you get an idea.

Hopping on the bus back to the Visitors Center
 When we got back the girls found a hurt butterfly. They went to the ranger and asked the rangers if they could help the butterfly...sweet souls...and he suggested that maybe they place the butterfly near food so it can live out the rest of their life that is what they did.

We loved the tour and hope to visit and do a different tour again sometime.
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