BLANCHARD SPRINGS CAVERNS, AR
Discovery Trail TourCave Tour
1 hr. 30 min.
Notice:Not recommended for visitors with known heart or respiratory problems, poor circulation or difficulty walking long distances on unlevel surfaces and negotiating stairs. Evacuation from the cave to a hospital for medical attention could take several hours.
Group rates apply see fees page(link).
Offered: Daily, Memorial Day (last weekend in May) through Labor Day (first weekend in September)
The Discovery Trail follows the path of the first explorers through large water-carved passages, under the natural entrance, along the cave stream, and through enormous, beautifully decorated rooms. This longer, more strenuous tour is 1.2 miles long, with nearly 700 stairsteps. Do not take this tour if you have walking, heart, or breathing difficulties.
Know Before You Go
Constant 58 degree temperature; wear low-heeled nonslip shoes; no restrooms underground. The tour has nearly 700 steps, so it is not suitable for wheelchairs, or those with walking, heart, or breathing problems. *Educational school groups consisting of children 18 years old and younger are asked to contact teh Caverns directly at 1-888-757-2246 to schedule their school group tour.
Offered: Daily, Memorial Day (last wkend in May) through Labor Day (first weekend in September)
No restroom underground
From Mountain View, take AR Highway 5-9-14 north for 5 miles to Allison. At Allison, take AR Highway 14 west for 8 miles towards the town of Fifty Six. Blanchard Springs Caverns is marked by a brown sign to the right. Turn right and follow the road to the Blanchard Visitor Center.
Note: Some Tours may be available only from the Tour Park on a first-come-first-served basis. Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the Tour Park.