Private and Commercial Caves Of Arkansas
Descriptions* taken verbatim from tourism pamphlet “Missouri and Arkansas Caves Directory” and revised/supplemented by information from individual cave-specific tourism pamphlets.
Blanchard Springs Caverns
U. S. Forest Service, P. O. Box 1279, Mountain View, AR 72560 (off highway 14)
1-888-757-2246 or 870-757-2211
Developed and operated by the U. S. Forest Service. Magnificent well-decorated “living” caverns. Guided tours cover nearly 2 miles of paved, lighted trails. Exhibit hall and movie at the Visitor Center are complimentary. Call or write for current tour schedules and reservations. Upper trail open year round; lower trail closed during selected months.
Wild tour available. Participants must be at least 10 years or age and accompanied by a responsible adult. . You must be in good physical shape, because the wild tour involves climbing, crawling, and sliding over rocks and clay. The Wild Cave Tour takes at least 4 hours.
Bull Shoals Caverns
P. O. Box 444, Bull Shoals, AR
(870) 445-7177; 1-800-445-7177
Be sure to look at my photo’s page for even more photo’s of this Cavern. It is amazing!
Many caves in one. Guided tours. Adjacent to Mountain Village 1890, an authentic Ozark village unmarked by time. When you stay at Aunt Grace’s the Village is FREE when you purchase a ticket to the caverns. A detailed history of these caverns is not possible, but geologists are able to rell us in general how they were formed. As you visit the Bull Shoals Caverns remember that it typifies home for man int he past. It was a natural shelter for indians living and hunting in these mountains in early days. More recently the caverns were home to Ozark Mountaineeers who found the caverns offered all the comforts of home.
The Bull Shoals Caverns are air conditioned by nature….makes this a great place in the heat of the summer to visit. There are no stairs in the floor of the cave. The Cavern is alive with still growing formations. This is one of the World’s Oldest Caverns. Be sure to take your camera.
The above site will teach you and give you a preview of the types of formations you will see when you visit the cave
This short video is like taking a mini-tour..
Tickets can be purchased for both the cave and the village. Located within city limits of Bull Shoals, AR. 870-445-7177
this is a Video from Explore Arkansas
c/o Rand Langhover, 6386 AR Highway 21 North, Berryville, AR 72616
(870)794 - 2298
Two underground lakes, one with trout, are viewed on the tour. In 1994 one of Arkansas’ most awesome sections of cave was opened for tours, and named “Silent Splendor.” Educational, entertaining guided tours available all year.
Hurricane River Cave
P. O. Box 240, Pindall, AR 726691-800-245-2282
One of the most spectacular Arkansas caves. Follow the trail of the saber tooth tiger along a prehistoric riverbed. Live springs, fascinating fossil beds, explicit living formations, and cathedral ceilinged rooms. Everything a cave should be. A real gem. Open Daily 9:00 AM March through October, winter schedule varies.
Mystic Caverns/Crystal Dome
Located 9 miles south of Harrison, AR on scenic AR Highway 7; Closed on Sunday;
P. O. Box 1301, Hwy. 7 South, Harrison, AR 72602
(870) 743-1739, 1-888-743-1739
Two beautiful caves to see. Guided tours leave every half hour. Large formations, nice gift shop, and plenty of parking. Large mineral exhibit located in gift shop may be seen at no charge. Now open March through December.
War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake
21494 Cavern Drive, Rogers, AR 72756
Spectacular natural entrance on the shores of Beaver Lake. Variety of formations shown in a living cavern by well-informed guides. See rimstone dams, cave pearls, and waterfalls. Wide walkways, RV parking, boat docks, nature trails, gemstone panning, gift shop. 1/2 mile off AR Highway 12 between Eureka Springs and Rogers, AR. Open March 15 through November 1. Spelunker tours by reservation after July 1st.