05 The Fantastic Caverns

Several urged us to be sure to see “The Fantastic Caverns” on the way back to Joplin. I’ve seen Carlsbad Caverns and smaller caverns in Arizona. Cat hasn’t been inside one so it became a must. And, this one is unique in that it’s the only Cavern trip in the USA that you ride in a jeep.




┬áMore than just a journey amongst the stalactites and stalagmites, we learned that it was discovered because the farmer’s dog ran in chasing a Rabbit. Also, that a group of women explored into the large cavern and name it the Room of the Giants. The farmer at one time grew mushrooms inside. Later, during prohibition it became a speakeasy, a bar and a music venue.

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