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How should I dress for my visit ?

How accessible are the different locations?

What are the age & size limits?

What else is there to do in the area?

What are the best times to visit?

Can I bring my camera?

How should I dress?

Do I qualify for a discount?

What facilities are at the caverns & gold mines?

Can I bring food and drinks underground?

What are the operating dates & times?

What information can you give private pilots?

Where can I stay nearby?

What are the regular prices?

What are the discount prices?

How and when should I make reservations?

What are the driving conditions in the area?

How safe are the tours & expeditions?

What are the tour sizes?

What kinds of tours & trips are at each location?

What travel distances & times should I allow?

Can I use my own equipment?


A: Black Chasm Cavern
Walking tours - the cave environment is a cool 54°F, and humid year-round. However, short sleeved-shirts and shorts are usually fine. If you tend to chill easily, you should wear a sweatshirt and jeans. Shoes with good traction are recommended for going up and down the stairs. Please wear clothes that you do not mind getting dirty!

Boyden Cavern
Walking tours - regardless of the outside temperature and weather, the cavern environment is a constant 55°F/13°C with mild humidity. Most people are fine in short sleeves and shorts, however, those who get cold easily may want to bring a sweater or light jacket. Walking shoes such as sneakers are highly recommended. Slip-ons and sandals are not good caving shoes

California Cavern
Walking tours- regardless of the outside temperature and weather, the cavern environment is a constant 55°F/13°C with mild humidity. Most people are fine in short sleeves and shorts, however, those who get cold easily may want to bring a sweater or light jacket. Keep in mind that a cave can be dirty, especially during wet weather. It is recommended that you do not wear anything you care about. There are minerals in the dirt that may not wash out of your clothes. Walking shoes such as sneakers are highly recommended. Slip-ons and sandals are not good caving shoes.

Wild cave expeditions - the Mammoth Cave Expedition and Middle Earth Expedition require special clothing and gear. This information is given to you when you make a reservation and is also on this web site under "Expedition Preparation."


Gold Cliff Mine
Adventure Trip - requires special clothing and gear. This information is given to you when you make a reservation and is also on this web site under "Expedition Preparation."



Moaning Cavern
Walking tours - regardless of the outside temperature and weather, the cavern environment is a constant 61°F/16°C with mild to high humidity. In addition to the warm conditions, you will warm up going down and then back up the 235 steps. Most people are fine in short sleeves and shorts. However, those who get cold easily may want to bring a sweater or light jacket.

Rappel - no special clothing is required to rappel, but keep in mind that you may get dirty and some minerals may not wash out. Sandals and slip on shoes are not allowed.

Adventure Trip - requires special clothing and gear. This information is given to you when you make a reservation and is also on this web site under "Expedition Preparation."


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