See a variety of beautiful formations such as delicate crystalline draperies and rimstone pools. This cave is also one of ... More
Crystal Onyx Cave
See a variety of beautiful formations such as delicate crystalline draperies and rimstone pools. This cave is also one of south-central Kentucky's most important archeological sites where prehistoric remains were found in 1960.
When we were driving by one Friday, we found the big sign on the road. Pulling up to the abandanded campgroung (in April) we weren't expecting too much from the attraction. We were all pleasantly surprised to find a minimally touched, naturally beautiful cavern. Our tour guide, Mike, was very knowledgable on the formations and the processes thereof and had a genuine respect for the cave.
Although the cave is not the largest or the longest, it is by far the most beautiful cave I have ever seen. I believe we saw just about all the formations in there, such as stalactites, stalagmites, draperies, the bacon, rimstone pools surrounded by ribbons,this was so coool, cave coral, flowstones, soda straws, and the melting wedding cake,cave crickets, the big crack, the ridges in the ceiling. The paths were natural and not cut to make it more conveinent for tourists, to me that is one of the nice things about natural caves, ducking and scrunching.
I pray that all who enter here will respect the beauty God has placed in their care and leave it untouched. It is truly a work of art that has been in progress for longer than we could possibly fathom. My daughter wanted me to add the big melting snowman, the dead column, that you can actually touch, was cool and that the guardian angel wathching over the cave was the coolest thing she saw. The trails were easy to walk with good handrails, it was slim and steep in places, especially the internal stairways,I only offer this info for those who may need it. Our tour guide was funny and full of jokes, which my daughter thought was great. I will recommend this place to all who are heading towards mammoth cave. Thanks:)
Can't pick a better place for relaxing,fun, and bring family and friends too a place to just have a GREAT time.Jellystone campground is our family favorite place.The owners,and staff at the campground will see that you have nothing but the best time.The rates are the best because it does not hit the pocket book hard at all.CHECK THEM OUT !!!!!!!
This cave tour was infomative and very "kid orientated", and alot of fun. The guide was extremely knowledgable of all aspects of the cave, beautiful rock formations, scientific facts, historical points, and exceptionaly tolarant of over excited youngsers. I would definitly recommend this experience to anyone looking for a more exciting and personal cave experience for the kids. There is also a cool campground.
Andrew and his
The tour guide was rushing through the entire tour. I had my grandbaby with me on a snuggly and I actually slipped trying to keep up and the guide did not even stop to see if we were ok. The cave is beautiful, but the management and guide need improvement.
When you pull up to the gift shop you may think your not interesed. Dont let the look fool you. The cave itself was so awsome, so much more than mammoth. so many more formations, we were all just mystified by the whole thing. Its beautifull. The tour takes you thru several levels of cave all the was to the bottom of the vertical shaft that that the pre-historic bones and pottery were discovered on. This are is also an active archeological dig site! We thought it beat mammoth by a long shot! We will go back again! The kids loved it! The tour guide was very down to earth and and it wasnt crowded, we were the only people on our tour. It was nice!
this is one of the most beautiful caves that I have ever seen and the guided tour was very enlighting our tour guide pointed out some insects that live in the cave along with the mammals that live there even thou we thank goodness did not see any of the bats we did see a cave cricket and cave beatle. I took my kids there with me and it was one of the first caves they have seen and and they wanted to go back down for another look. I reccomend this cave to be seen by all who visits Kentucky. your Michigan friend Lisa A. Ranshaw