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Attention: Due to White Nose Syndrome, the following items are NOT allowed in Blanchard Springs Caverns: backpacks, purses, hats, cameras, belts, cell phones, strollers or other items that cannot be laundered. Wallets must fit in provided baggies. Strollers are available for use. Mobility assistance items and footwear will be sanitized on exit. Click here whitenoisesyndrome.org for more information.

BLANCHARD SPRINGS CAVERNS, AR

part ofOzark-St. Francis National Forests, US Forest Service
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Wild Cave Tour
Cave Tour 5 hr. 00 min.
Difficult
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If the Wild Cave Tour is not shown as available on the Web or the Call Center, please call the Caverns directly at 1-870-757-2211.

The Wild Cave Tour takes visitors through the undeveloped sections of the middle level of Blanchard. Participants should be in good physical shape, wear sturdy boots with ankle support and aggressive tread, and come prepared to get dirty and have fun. They will climb very steep slopes, crawl on hands and knees, pass under low ceilings, and travel through red clay. Coveralls, hard hats, kneepads, gloves and lights are provided. Participants need to bring an extra pair of shoes to change into after the tour. The Wild Cave Tour is limited to a minimum of three and a maximum of twelve people. Participants must be at least ten years old, and a responsible adult must tour with ten to twelve year olds. This tour is available by reservation only.

Prices: General Admission: $75.00

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Dripstone Trail Tour
Cave Tour 1 hr. 00 min.
Easy
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The Dripstone Trail Tour travels through two huge rooms filled with an incredible variety and number of crystalline formations - sparkling flowstone, towering columns, and delicate soda straws. This shorter, easier trail takes visitors almost half a mile through the Caverns. All stairs can be avoided. For information regarding accessibility specifically, the use of wheelchairs, please contact the Caverns at 1-870-757-2211.

Prices: Adult: $10.00, Children 6-15: $5.00, Interagency Access Pass: $5.00, Interagency Senior Pass: $5.00, Children 0-5: $0.00, Season Pass Holders: $0.00

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Discovery Trail Tour
Cave Tour 1 hr. 30 min.
Difficult
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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.

Prices: Adult: $10.00, Children 6-15: $5.00, Interagency Access Pass: $5.00, Interagency Senior Pass: $5.00, Children 0-5: $0.00, Season Pass Holders: $0.00

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Discovery in the Dark Headlamp Tour
Cave Tour 1 hr. 00 min.
Moderate
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Discovery in the Dark Headlamp tours are conducted in the last part of the Discovery Trail. Visitors are supplied with helmets and headlamps, and tours are conducted by Forest Service guides with the cave lights off. This allows visitors an experience closer to that of the early Caverns explorers.

Prices: Adult: $10.00, Children 6-15: $5.00, Interagency Access Pass: $5.00, Interagency Senior Pass: $5.00, Children 0-5: $0.00, Season Pass Holders: $0.00

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