Fantastic

@AmbiePam (50160)
United States
October 17, 2017 10:36am CST
The day my family and I left for vacation to Branson, Missouri, we stopped on the way to visit Fantastic Caverns in Springfield, Missouri. It's the only cave in North America to offer a complete ride through tour, and it was beautiful. Amyra (my niece) loved it, and pretty much stole the hearts from the couple across from her. Hudson is two, but he did perfectly. I loved how cool the temperature was below, and we had a great view from the jeep drawn tram. The tour took close to an hour, and there is much more to it, but I won't go on and on. So even though my vacation was about 24 hours and then cut short (see post about being heart sick), I do have this as an enjoyable memory. I took this picture from inside the cave.
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@snowy22315 (52912)
• United States
17 Oct 17
They sound nice! Penns Cavern in PA allows you to ride through the cave by boat. That is a good one too.correction it is Penns Cave.
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@AmbiePam (50160)
• United States
17 Oct 17
That sounds like fun!
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@snowy22315 (52912)
• United States
17 Oct 17
@AmbiePam It was
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@andriaperry (58985)
• Anniston, Alabama
17 Oct 17
I would love that tour. We have a cave here, Desoto`s Cavern and its awesome too.
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@AmbiePam (50160)
• United States
17 Oct 17
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@JohnRoberts (63280)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Oct 17
Terrific photo. Caves are so unique an experience.
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@rebelann (42842)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Oct 17
Wow, really nice shot. The only cave I've ever been to is Carlsbad Caverns but that was back in the mid 1960s.
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@AmbiePam (50160)
• United States
17 Oct 17
Yes, I have been there too. I went as a kid, and just loved it.
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@rebelann (42842)
• El Paso, Texas
18 Oct 17
I didn't really care for it that much @AmbiePam I liked the open outdoors better.
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@AmbiePam (50160)
• United States
18 Oct 17
@rebelann I can totally understand that.
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• United States
17 Oct 17
Wow, that's cool, a ride through the caves..I really want to visit Mammoth caves in Kentucky sometime, but I have visited Ohio caverns a couple times.
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@just4him (127250)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Oct 17
That's a beautiful picture. I'm glad you had an enjoyable tour of the cave and your vacation wasn't a complete loss with being cut short.
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@peachpurple (12770)
• Malaysia
20 Oct 17
awesome sight to behold. Must be chilly in there
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@AmbiePam (50160)
• United States
21 Oct 17
It was around 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
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@peachpurple (12770)
• Malaysia
21 Oct 17
@AmbiePam what other photos had you taken?
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@Tampa_girl7 (26237)
• United States
23 Oct
We've always had to walk through caves, ugh. What a treat to ride
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@AmbiePam (50160)
• United States
23 Oct
@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
18 Oct 17
Wow that picture is impressive. We have some similar caves in western England but I haven't been there since I was a child. I'm sorry you got sick.
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@AmbiePam (50160)
• United States
19 Oct 17
I would love to see those in person.
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@sol_cee (17435)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
18 Oct 17
A quick question. How do you say 'Missouri'?
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@AmbiePam (50160)
• United States
19 Oct 17
You say it like Mihzurie.
@bunnybon7 (37459)
• Holiday, Florida
18 Oct 17
that is a wonderful site. glad you got to enjoy just a bit of the trip. the medical profession is driving us bonkers these days.
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@AmbiePam (50160)
• United States
18 Oct 17
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@jstory07 (70061)
• Roseburg, Oregon
18 Oct 17
Your picture turned out beautiful. I love it. I would love to go on that tour.
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@AmbiePam (50160)
• United States
18 Oct 17
Thank you. I'm glad you like it!
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@RubyHawk (29546)
• Atlanta, Georgia
25 Oct
My son used to love caves. He and his friends went spelunking often. Glad you could at least enjoy the cave.
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@DianneN (85318)
• United States
25 Oct
How awesome! I'm happy you have that awesome photo and great memories. When we were kids, my parents took us to Carlsbad Caverns. We were on a tour and in an elevator going down, down, down when my mother demanded to be taken back up. She felt so closed in. We left her in the main lobby and my father gave us a walking tour of the stalactites and stalagmites. I was so embarrassed at that age by my mother. lol
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Oct
That's a great photo and what a great way to view caverns. Glad the kids enjoyed it too,
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21 Oct 17
I've passed these many times, but never have visited.
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@Shellyann36 (11273)
• United States
20 Oct 17
That sounds like an awesome tour. I love it. Sorry it was cut short.
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@FayeHazel (20079)
• United States
20 Oct 17
Great photo! I would love that tour. I am happy you got to go on it.
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• Midland, Michigan
19 Oct 17
That picture is cool, it looks like fir growing on that rock. I am not afraid of enclosed spaces but it might still be weird to take a tour underground like that.
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@nangayo (2325)
• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Oct 17
So what is with the white things in the cave. looks scary.
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