first cave we went to was Crystal Dome Caverns. This cave has a large impressive dome
inside…several steps lead down into the largest room. There are several
different formations in this cave and some of the formations are the pure
untainted white formations, which I always enjoy seeing.
Their Cave Bacon, as seen to the
right, was quite large and impressive.
To get to this cave one must
exit behind the building and take a flight of stairs down to a locked
door. Then once inside there are several more steps leading down into
the cave. There is only one way in and out so the stairs must be taken
again. The tour is very slow paced though and plenty of time is given
for those needing more time on the stairs.
Column & Soda Straws
Caverns was used and abused many years ago. People of the past took fire into
the cave and one can see where the smoke damaged the once glorious formations.
People also took pieces out of the cave for money damaging huge curtains and
stalactite formations. Today the cave is kept from any further harm. Though the
cave has seen considerable damage (more than any other cave I’ve seen) it
cannot hide the beauty that the cave holds. The cave is full of a great variety
of formations including my favorite, helictites.
Once in the cave you have the opportunity to look down to where
you will be going, which is quite nice.