Photo by OHventures
We previously featured the Ohio Caverns on OHventures, and now our caving endeavor can be seen on the Ohio Division of Tourism's OFFICIAL Blog, Discovering Ohio! Check it out!
Caving (or spelunking) is a pretty intense activity that requires a lot of experience, knowledge, equipment, and guts. Thankfully, there are such things as "commercial" or "show" caves in the world, including Ohio, that allow us everyday folk the opportunity to catch a small glimpse of the majestic underground world that we so rarely get to explore. Down there, it's a world of beautiful crystals and unbelievable rock formations.
The Ohio Caverns, located in West Liberty in Champaign County in Southwest Ohio is the largest of Ohio's caves (the largest geode in the world, however, is located in the Crystal Cave of Put In Bay). For a charge of $14 per adult (a good splurge to make), you are able to take a tour of this wondrous show cave almost any day of the year (they are closed only on Christmas and Thanksgiving). Tours are typically every 20 minutes, so reservations are not usually required. Depending on the size of your group, the tour will on average last about 45 minutes, spanning a mile of pathways.