Blanchard Springs Caverns

Ozark-St. Francis National Forests

Blanchard Springs Caverns is one of the most spectacular and carefully developed caves found anywhere in the world. It is located in the Ozark National Forest and is believed to have been formed, and continually changed, by an ongoing mountain spring that pours into a glassy-surfaced trout pond below the cave, called Mirror Lake.


Before entering the cavern, visitors will have an opportunity to view a short movie, introducing the wonders of the underground world they are about to discover. A variety of tours throughout the year provide visitors with different views of the cavern, as well as varying difficulty levels.

The active cave, with its glistening formations, stalactites, stalagmites and flowstones is constantly changing, providing return visitors something new to see each time. Beautifully lighted rooms, that accentuate the cave's features, are equipped with handrails and paved trails for comfortable walking. An undeveloped section of the cavern allows visitors an opportunity to climb over rocks, crawl through tight spaces and slide on red clay mudslides.

Prices to view the cavern vary by age and time of year between $1 and $16 for regular tours and $85 for the Wild Cave Tour. Group rates are available. The site's Visitor Center is equipped with a gift shop, exhibit hall, displays and accessible toilets, as well as information about the surrounding area.

Blanchard Springs Caverns is one of the most spectacular and carefully developed caves found anywhere in the world. It is located in the Ozark National Forest and is believed to have been formed, and continually changed, by an ongoing mountain spring that pours into a glassy-surfaced trout pond below the cave, called Mirror Lake.


Before entering the cavern, visitors will have an opportunity to view a short movie, introducing the wonders of the underground world they are about to discover. A variety of tours throughout the year provide visitors with different views of the cavern, as well as varying difficulty levels.

The active cave, with its glistening formations, stalactites, stalagmites and flowstones is constantly changing, providing return visitors something new to see each time. Beautifully lighted rooms, that accentuate the cave's features, are equipped with handrails and paved trails for comfortable walking. An undeveloped section of the cavern allows visitors an opportunity to climb over rocks, crawl through tight spaces and slide on red clay mudslides.

Prices to view the cavern vary by age and time of year between $1 and $16 for regular tours and $85 for the Wild Cave Tour. Group rates are available. The site's Visitor Center is equipped with a gift shop, exhibit hall, displays and accessible toilets, as well as information about the surrounding area.

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OFC tickets

OFC tickets are a reduced-price ticket type and are a result of a partnership between Blanchard Springs Caverns and the Ozark Folk Center, a local Arkansas state park. If purchased, ticket holders must present a receipt from the Ozark Folk Center to a ticket agent at Blanchard Springs Caverns. This receipt must be dated within a week from the scheduled Blanchard tour. If a receipt is not presented, ticket holders will be upcharged to the regular adult or child rate.

Cancellations

Cancellations must be made by midnight prior to the scheduled tour time for a full refund less the non-refundable per-ticket reservation fee. Refunds will not be given for tours cancelled or modified after midnight on the day of the tour.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

1001 E MAIN STREET MOUNTAIN VIEW AR 72560

Phone Number

1-870-757-2211

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