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Blanchard Springs Caverns

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Address: Route 14, Mountain View, Mountain View, AR
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Breathtaking

A must see when in the area. The drive to Blanchard Springs is beautiful. The Caverns are very pretty with 3 levels of difficulty available. Afterwards, ride to the springs. You... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see when in the area. The drive to Blanchard Springs is beautiful. The Caverns are very pretty with 3 levels of difficulty available. Afterwards, ride to the springs. You won't regret it.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The caverns are nice, The tour may not be the best for small children since they get bored after about 20 minutes.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cave is truly amazing. The attention paid to lighting as well as safety is incredible. The Dripstone trail is open year round and is a very simple walk. The Discovery trail is only open from Memorial day to Labor day (so the bats can hibernate undisturbed), and is a moderately strenuous trek. Both trails are well worth a visit.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in early February when the wind was chilling the bones but the temperature in the caverns was a mild 58 degrees. This is a great cave experience for the young and old and even for the disabled. The paths are wide, handrails everywhere. Our guide, Dale, was passionate about the cave and his longevity at the job was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place! If you enjoy outdoors and adventure, this is the place to visit. I would recommend!

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Madison, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

My 80 year old aunt absolutely insisted that we travel to the middle of nowhere Arkansas to see these caverns. I've been to lots, including Carlsbad and even cave cities in Turkey. NOTHING compares to Blanchard Springs. Enourmous, living, breathtaking, and beautiful. We did Caroling in the Caverns evening program, and came back the next day for the 1 hour... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We toured the caverns the first week in January. There had been some snow which might account for the small number of people on the tour which we though was GREAT! We took the top level one hour tour but would like to go back to do the completely different middle level tour. Our National Forest cave guide Dale was... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Even though we visited this place in December (winter) it was worth taking the one-hour long cavern guided tour. The staff and guides were knowledgeable and friendly. The cavern is big enough to appreciate the beauty of the rock-formation but it is not big enough to become cumbersome or too tiring for children. The caves beautifully lit and not too... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The location is remote - a long drive on back roads, and the facilities are minimal - no food, but the caverns are well worth seeing. The rooms are large and the decorations are magnificent.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

During the spring break early this year we visited this Cavern with my family (wife and 2 boys). It was indeed a breathtaking view seeing all the beautiful rock growth over millions of years. Forest Service department is managing and they have maintained it well with great lighting and our tour guide explained every detail of it. My kids asked... More 

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