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Blanchard Springs Caverns

NF 54, Forest Road 1110A

Blanchard Springs Caverns can hardly be described in words! You must visit the caves truly understand and appreciate their beauty. Entering the world of the underground is always a thrilling experience.We hope this site help to showcase some of the wonderful and majestic sights you'll see. There are three different tours offered at the caverns; the Dripstone Trail, the Discovery Trail,  the Discovery in the Dark Headlamp Tour and the caverns newest trail, the Wild Cave Tour. Led by knowledgeable Forest Service Guides, the tours wind through water-carved passages, including an underground river and the world's largest flowstone. Each trail is a little different in intensity and visitors should be aware of each trail they decide to take.


Kenny Macdonald

Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
The family and I took advantage of a rainy morning to go indoors, and visit the caverns. We are a family of 7, with 5 children, ages ranging from 9 to 19. We all enjoyed the Discovery tour. Though they say over 700 steps, most are actually downward, a little less than half are upward. The caverns are cool, so dress warm, and the concrete can be a little slippy. The guide was very informative and the views are tremendous. The end is not the beginning, so when you leave you enter a bus that will take you back to the cave entrance/ticket counter where the cars await. Price is excellent.

Jill Finley

Monday, Aug. 13, 2018
We had a great time here. The caverns were beautiful. The staff was very friendly from the moment we walked in the door. Our guides were Buddy and Jordan and they were great. Buddy led the tour and he was a great guide and story teller. He had a nice deep, loud voice, with a great sense of humor. He made the tour very interesting and fun. Nice cool, beautiful, cave. This was my third time here and I will be going back again someday.

Michelle Howard

Sunday, June 17, 2018
The Blanchard Springs Caverns were amazing!! Our tour guide Brian Thomas was excellent. He spoke loud and clear, had a great sense of humor, was very knowledgeable and made our tour great. He even volunteered to take family/couple pictures for everyone on the tour. Also the price for tickets were very reasonable $10.50 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-15 under 6 were free. It was worth every penny. It's a must on the things to do in Arkansas list. Also the drive there was absolutely beautiful.

Charlotte Crawford

Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
What a beautiful cave! And the Forest Service does an excellent job of stewardship of the caverns with friendly reminders during the tour for people not touch the formations. Telling us why we need to keep our hands off the formations helped. Our tour guide for the shorter of the 2 tours was absolutely excellent and perhaps the best cave guide I've had (and I've toured a lot of caves). I liked how he (Aaron I think) linked the decline of the bat population to the 1811-12 New Madrid earthquakes that closed off entrances due to rubble falling into the openings. Yet the formations underground remained unharmed. Blanchard Springs Caverns is well worth a visit. I'd like to go again.

Steven Thomas

Friday, July 13, 2018
Incredible and lifelong memory maker. Staggering caverns of beauty and mystery. Truly will never forget. Guides are so engaging and knowledgeable. Incredible sense of humor mixed with awe for this magical place. Will go again for sure. Explorer's tour is definitely worth the slightly longer path. Clear and well marked walkway with rails and steps make it much lower effort than it would appear. Bus ride back as well makes this an awesome tour.

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