Monday, June 16, 2014

Local Tourist: Florida Caverns

 I've always heard about the Florida Caverns, but after almost 10 years of here, I had never made the trip.  J and I were having a little bit of wanderlust this past weekend so we decided to make the hour drive over to Marianna to check it out.  It costs $5 to park and then $8 per person for the cave tour.  Tickets for the tour are sold on a first come, first serve basis and only 25 people can go on each tour.

During the tour you are about 50 feet underground.  It's about 3/4 miles long and takes about 45 minutes.  The average temperature in the caverns is 65 degrees, so it's fabulous after walking outside in the 90 degree heat.

The caverns were very pretty and had an interesting history to them.  We got to see how a sinkhole was created from underneath, which was very neat.  I have toured many caves in the midwest which are a lot bigger and more spectacular, but it was interesting seeing the differences between those and Florida.  We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and would definitely go again.  I highly recommend it if you're in the area.

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