The Mystery Cave is open from Thursday through Monday until Labor Day. From September 10 through October 24, tours will be available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Reservations are suggested by the reservation system. Tickets for cave excursions are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Mystery Cave is located in George Washington National Forest near Leesburg, Virginia. The entrance to the cave is about 200 yards west of U.S. Route 15/Eisenhower Avenue in Leesburg.
Mystery Cave is a large cavern with numerous hallways and rooms. It measures approximately 0.5 mile long from east to west and 0.4 mile wide from north to south. The main chamber is about 100 feet high and 50 feet wide.
In 1772, during the French and Indian War, Captain William Clark led an expedition into the area now known as Clarkstown, New York, looking for land to buy for the American government. While exploring a series of caves along the Potomac River, his party came upon a large chamber he named "Mystery Cave" because they had no idea what might be found inside. They returned several times to investigate new discoveries, and over time the cave was filled with valuable minerals including salt, silver, and gold.
Colossal Cave Mountain Park is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. everyday. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., join us for a typical cave tour, or spend the night beneath the stars at our campground. Our café and gift store are open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and we also provide grab-and-go cuisine. If you want to go on a cave tour, make an online reservation. The cost is $25 for adults, $15 for children 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and under.
The park is located 15 miles south of Boulder in Utah. To get here, take Interstate 25 east out of Boulder for about 20 miles and then turn left onto State Route 36. The entrance is just past the town of Tropic on SR 36.
Colossal Cave Mountain Park is owned by the state of Utah and managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, including large sections of desert and mountain habitat, as well as tribal lands. The BLM's mission is to manage these lands for multiple use including outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, energy production, and conservation.
With more than 30 caves spread across three distinct geographical areas, Colossal Cave Mountain Park is the largest privately owned cave system in North America. The first caves were discovered near Durango, Colorado, in 1872. Since then, numerous explorers have gone underground looking for stories that span thousands of years of human history.
The 2-hour Magical Mystery Tour begins at the Albert Dock and ends at Mathew Street, where The Cavern Club is located. Reservations should be made in advance. Meet your guide 10 minutes before your tour departure time at the Magical Mystery Tour Ticket Office, Anchor Courtyard, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AS.
The tour is not recommended for children under 10 years old. Tickets can be purchased online in advance or on the day of travel.
There are several options for transportation to and from the tour location; these include public transport, private car, and driver. The cost varies depending on the mode of transportation used. For example, a return trip by public transport will set you back £5.50 while a private car will cost around £20. A professional driver will charge around £25 for the same distance.
What do you get up to on a daily basis at The Cavern Club? Once you have been welcomed into the office, you will need to book tickets for the venue (which are always sold out months in advance). If you arrive without a ticket, you will not be allowed in. You may want to bring along some friends or family members to share your experience with! After booking our tickets, we can start making our way around the club. There are four main areas that you will need to visit: the Cavern, the Loft, the Garden, and the Bridge. Each area offers a unique experience!
The Traditional Cave Tour This guided half-mile walk takes around 40 minutes to complete. It's a great way for kids to learn about the Cave. You'll hear about the cave's history, tales (such as railway thieves and spirits), and geology. There are several notable sights along the way, so bring a flashlight for night tours.
The full-day adventure tour starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends around 5:00 p.m. It includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The guide will tell you all about the people who have gone before you into the cave, including Lewis and Clark's party in 1806. You'll also see some of the most famous paintings in the world, including the "Balloon Man" scene near the end of the tour.
The full-day tour is $75 per person. Nighttime cave tours are an additional $25 per person. Kids 12 and under are free.
To get to the cave, you can take a bus from Louisville/Jefferson County International Airport to Horse Cave Resort & Spa, but it's not required.
You can also drive your own car to the cave entrance off of Route 36. It's about 15 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky.
The tour company provides transportation from the airport to its location outside of the cave entrance.