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Explore Onyx Cave – Arkansas’ Oldest Show Cave

February 7th, 2020

Onyx Cave in Eureka Springs ArkansasArkansas is riddled with fascinating caves you can visit and tour. Did you know that Arkansas’ oldest show cave, Onyx Cave, is barely 15 minutes away from 5 Ojo, our Eureka Springs inn? It’s true!

Onyx Cave first opened to the public in 1893, just a couple of years after its discovery. The cave is filled with fascinating shapes: stalagmites, stalactites, and weird formations of flowstone. In fact, that’s where the cave got its name.

Flowstone is a smooth, sheet-like deposit of minerals that forms in a limestone cave, over thousands of years due to flowing water. Flowstone was once commonly referred to as “cave onyx,” and at least four states are home to one or more caves with “onyx” in their names.

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Explore War Eagle Cavern, Cosmic Cavern & Onyx Cave

February 12th, 2018

Come explore Arkansas caves near Eureka Springs - War Eagle Cavern, Cosmic Cavern, and Onyx CaveArkansas’ unique geology has it riddled with fascinating and historic caves and caverns. In fact, there are three caves within 30 minutes or less of our Eureka Springs B&B: War Eagle Cavern, Cosmic Cavern, and Onyx Cave!

Arkansas’ many caves and caverns were formed when ancient sea beds solidified into limestone and calcite. These deposits were then shaped over the millennia by the constant drip and flow of water. The caverns and their delicate stalactites, stalagmites, and other ormations are the result of this process. Some caves, known as “living caves,” are still wet and in the process of being formed.

The great number of caves open to the public makes Arkansas a caver’s destination. Eureka Springs feels particularly lucky to have three such wonderful examples so close by.

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