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Exploring the passages of the caves has been a tradition for more than a century. All tours are Ranger-lead and your guide will lead you through the marble corridors and discuss the caves' natural and cultural history.
In addition to exploring the cave, have fun discovering what lies on the surface environment above the cave! There are a variety of adventures to experience aboveground in the Monument's old-growth forest.
This region is recognized as one of the most geologically unique and botanically diverse in the United States, see all there is to see and truly take advantage of your visit!
Did You Know?
Scorpions fluoresce or glow under ultraviolet (UV) black light. They can glow electric green or blue. Scorpions fluoresce because they contain a fluorescent protein in the upper layer of their exoskeleton. This layer is like your fingernail, but even more protective and tough. The special protein inside is thought by scientists to serve as an ultraviolet sensitivity mechanism, perhaps allowing the scorpion to avoid burning itself by staying exposed too long to damaging light levels.