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Blanchard Springs Caverns

2 Miles off Highway 14 Near Mountain View

Blanchard Springs Caverns is open!! It is NOT included in the 5-year extension of the cave closure for national forests in the Southern Region of the U.S. Forest Service.

Located in Stone County, approximately 2 miles off Highway 14 near Mountain View, the Blanchard Springs Caverns is one of the most spectacular and carefully developed caves found anywhere. Visitors enter a "living" cave where glistening formations like stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and flowstones are still changing.  These crystalline formations are the result of minerals deposited by dripping water. Forest Service interpreters guide all tours.


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.

Miles Robin

Monday, July 2, 2018
Fun for the family at a great price. Beautiful scenery nice place and very educational. Great place to cool down on a very hot day also! Three different tours are available and the guides are great. If you're looking for a great family getaway at affordable prices this is a great one.

Francesco Schillaci

Friday, June 8, 2018
Exciting place to go underground and explore some really great cave structures. The guide was very knowledgeable and shared many stories of the history of the cave. I recommend to have reservations for which tour you would like or there might be a bit of a wait. There was a snack cart in the parking lot the had inexpensive treats while we waited. My family had a blast!

Debbie Upshaw

Sunday, July 1, 2018
We did the Dripstone Tour and it was really good. Our whole party loved it. Flash pictures are allowed, the guides are great, it is an easier walk than the Marvel Cave at Silver Dollar City. My knees bother me when going down steps or down hill and it has a good bit of down hill (also uphill, but I don't have a problem with that), but there are hand rails and I didn't feel rushed, so it was fine. They take you back to the Visitor's Center on a bus. The tour is a little over an hour (you get to sit down twice for information/question/answer) and the cave is 58* so if you get cold easily you should take a light jacket.

Michel Thakur

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
A hidden jewel (literally) of deep rural Ozark. If you visit Mountain View a not to miss excursion. Excellent young and impressionable staff who reflect their love for the job, even though Govt managed five a professional feel. The lighting inside is spectacular and I wish I was there for a concert which they hold subterranean, wow what a concept! Amazing views and quite relaxing even though you walk for an hour. Don’t miss.

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