In an exciting announcement, Hurricane River Cave has announced they will be offering two Guided Extreme Cave Tours for 2013.
In addition to their regular cave tour, there are two different Extreme Cave tours offered.
The Deep North, or the East Passage cave tours.
You will be guided along a level ancient underground riverbed. These fantastic water-eroded passageways are the most unique of their kind among American show caves. Our cave features stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, draperies, soda straws, rimstone dams, cave popcorn, columns, moonmilk, stalactoflats, canopies, along with rare and unique shields, and more!
The Cave’s visitor approval ratings get high marks, according to an official state exit poll. Only the extremely claustrophobic would feel uncomfortable in Hurricane River Cave.
A number of unusual skeletons have been discovered in the cave. Among them are a saber-toothed cat (Smilodan Floridanus); many bears (including the prehistoric Ursus Americanus Amplidens); and, in 1989, a complete Indian skeleton, which is still in its final resting place which you will see on the Extreme Cave Tour.
Not only are the caverns spectacular, but so are the grounds. The cave entrance is at the base of a towering bluff and is graced by a much photographed waterfall (specially created for the visitor) that spills between 150 and 300 gallons per minute. This water crashes down through a series of smaller waterfalls and pools. Green manicured lawns, flowering shrubs, flowers and trees complete the scenery. Especially pretty in the early spring are the native Arkansas red bud and dogwood trees.
The cave is open from March 1st to October 31st. Winter visits are available by appointment. Guided tours take approximately 45 minutes, and it’s rare that anyone ever waits more than 20 minutes. The distance covered is about ¼ mile and is not strenuous — only one incline and two staircases (17 and 27 steps respectively)
Sheltered picnic tables are also available.
Hurricane River Cave gift shop showcases rocks, minerals, ceramics, full leaded crystal, and jewelry. tables are available. There is ample parking space.
Come and visit Hurricane River Cave.
Click on a picture below of a slideshow of photos from the Hurricane River Cave.