More Sight C-ing: Mystic Caverns


I noticed this Cask on the back porch where we waited for our cave tour at Mystic Caverns  to start.
 I  love how they re-purposed the old bucket & the turtle is so cute sitting on the edge. 

Inside the Cavern
Lots of Cool history-a dance hall and moonshine stills,
Crowds of folks having all kinds of definitely illegal fun back in prohibition days. The only way in and out was by  ladder!. Can you just imagine all the tipsy folks trying to get out of there after the party?

 Our grandkids really enjoyed both the dome and the cavern.  My favorite part is when they turn out all the lights at the end.  It brings new meaning to the word dark.


Click link if you want to read a bit more about the attraction.
Mystic Caverns & Crystal Dome
sharing with Rubbish Tuesday , ABC Wednesday  "C"

54 comments:

  1. It looks like an unusual and fun place to visit. I liked the pump and bucket design. It is a good idea. I have a turtle like that but it must be hidden in a box in the basement. I forgot that I had it.

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  2. Oh that would have been so much fun but when they turned out the lights I might just faint:) Hug B

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  3. mmm, it looks very interesting, but I'll stay up there with the turtle, according to Feng Shui, the placing is very important, so I'm sure he was looking where he should. Cheers,Jean. p.s. ours faces to the west, out from the front door!!!

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  4. What a great summer adventure!

    I've been in caves/mines before, and you are so right.... when the lights go out, you can't see your own hand in front of your face!!

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  5. Very 'cool' place! Picturing the drunk party folks climbing the ladder was fun, too!

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  6. I would enjoy that! I've toured caverns before, but it's been many years.

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  7. I have a fear of caves but would love to experience the black out...for a few minutes anyway...did it scare the kids?

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  8. Goodness you are opening up all sorts of places to go in this lovely state. Might not make that, as I still haven't made it to the bottom of Blanchard Springs yet. which is closer. Might be something about dark underground places.
    I do love that water feature.

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  9. I love the fountain. What a fine idea. I love touring caves, but when I'm down inside I always start worrying about earthquakes. I don't think I would have liked the darkness. What if the lights wouldn't come back on? Scary! Thanks for linking up!

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  10. Nice! I always love a good cave tour!

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  11. I have been in a cave when they turned out the lights and you are so right about the new meaning of dark.

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  12. We don't have caves here in Oregon but we do have lava tubes, created millions of years ago by underground rivers of lava. You're right about hoe dark these places are when they turn out the lights.

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  13. I can't imagine going into caverns for dancing and moonshine! I think I'd be too scared. :-) That is a lovely old bucket.

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  14. Looks like you had a great time at the caverns --and I'm sure the grandchildren enjoyed being there also... NEAT!!!!

    I laughed when thinking about people trying to get out of those caverns up that ladder --after a night of 'partying'... ha ha ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  15. We used to tour caves during summer vacations when I was a young girl. I'd love to do it again sometime. That water feature is pretty cool!

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  16. Love the water feature.
    Went to the caves in New Mexico. Very cool.
    Cheri

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  17. We have Meramec Caverns here in Missouri and I remember going as a kid. I enjoyed but the dampness and chill always kind of put me off of it. I think I would enjoy it. I bet your Grands are enjoying this time with you!

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  18. We have cave in my pref. where I love to visit during the summer ;-) Yes adorable and cute fountain.

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  19. Illegal fun sounds... yes, fun! :-) Love the re-purposed bucket. Turtle looks he is where he likes to be.

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  20. love the fountain..i don't do caves so this is the only way i can see them.

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  21. Terri this looks like a fantastic place to visit!! Have a beautiful day :)

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  22. Hey, we just visited a cavern last Friday! Great minds!

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  23. LOVE the caverns. They are cool, literally as well as figuratively.

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  24. Great pictures! Sounds like a fascinating place to visit.

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  25. I bet the air was cool in the caverns, a perfect place to go on a warm day.

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  26. laughing at the thought of having to climb a ladder after drinking and dancing. eek!

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  27. That is a beautiful fountain! I love caves, but have extreme claustrophobia, so have reservations of going into them.

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  28. That is just great though can't imagine people trying to get out. Ha!
    After drinking and dancing what a Hoot!
    Great Shots. x

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  29. Interesting and well written story of the cavern.
    We have a cellar Club in Liverpool UK called The Cavern, made famous by The Beatles Pop group. I spent many happy days and nights, in my teens and bopping away to the Beatles and many other Merseyside groups.. No alcohol though !.
    There are some wonderful Caves in a Place called Nerja in Spain. Well worth googling to find out more.
    I enjoyed reading about your Cavern.

    Best wishes,
    Di.

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  30. I don't think I could do that ladder sober!

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  31. Het lijkt mij wel een hele speciale belevenis.

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  32. Beautiful photos, wonderful cave!

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  33. Very unusual. I guess I won't be able to stay until the end since you mentioned they make it dark...I am afraid of the dark!

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  34. Fun place and I'm with Michaele, especially as I can fall out of my shoes, literally!

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  35. Great pictures! I've never seen the inside of a cave — except small ones where I have hibernated. That big cave is really interesting. And the "pond" is kinda cool, too.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  36. I am amazed by all the caves I see on TV documentaries, but alas, have never been inside one.

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  37. Beautiful cave! Love that little turtle sitting there.

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  39. I clicked on the link to find out where the caverns are - aha! Arkansas and its famous moonshine! Yes, I'd love to have seen the alkies trying to climb the ladder out! LOL

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  40. Wonderful caverns! What a great place to visit!

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  41. What a fun adventure. I've never been in a cave.

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  42. How much fun that must have been down there, dancin' and drinkin' and having fun...hahhaa...being claustrophobic, the "one way in and out" would be a killer for me. I've gotta have more than one way out....of anything.

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  43. Caves are always fascinating and mysterious! Thanks for your post!
    Wil, ABCW Team

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  44. I am always interested in caves. I saw caves in the UK and in Tasmania. They are all different, but all of them are mysterious and scary when the lights are turned off.
    Wil, ABCW Team

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  45. What a fun place to visit and I remember as kids we always loved caverns and caves! Nice you got to go with the grands!

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  46. Ha - those must've been SOME parties down there.

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  47. This is both fun and interesting. The colours, shapes, temperature and how sound travels within these spaces is all intriguing.

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  48. Very nice inside the caverns!! I also know that it was nice and COOL inside!! Neat barrel water fountain!

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