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Posts Tagged ‘Onyx Cave’

Discover Cosmic Cavern – Guided Cave Tours and More

April 10th, 2021

Cosmic CavernArkansas is home to some of the best caves in the country and many are within easy reach of Eureka Springs. Cosmic Cavern is a great example, with interesting rock formations, two underground lakes, wild cave tours, and all less than 30 minutes away from 5 Ojo.

Cosmic Cavern is Arkansas’s largest privately owned show cave. The cave was discovered in 1845 but wasn’t developed as a show cave until 1927. As with virtually all Arkansas caves, Cosmic Cavern is a “living” karst cave.

Karst caves are created by natural erosion over thousands of years. Flowing water slowly eats away softer rock, like limestone, from harder, surrounding stone to leave an empty pocket. A “living” cave is one that is still forming through this process of flowing water and deposited minerals.

Cosmic Cavern is considered one of the top Show Caves in the United States and their cave tours are very popular.

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Discover Roaring River State Park

January 11th, 2021

Roaring River State Park Dam and Spillway

“Roaring River State Park Dam and Spillway” by Keith Snyder is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Roaring River State Park is one of Missouri’s most unique and popular state parks – and is only a little over a half hour’s drive from our Eureka Springs inn, 5 Ojo!

Eureka Springs offers so many fun things to do and see that you really don’t have to leave town to stay entertained. Our historic downtown is well worth your time and loaded with shops, restaurants, and galleries. Then there are attractions like Basin Spring Park, Christ of the Ozarks, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Onyx Cave, Thorncrown Chapel, and so much more.

Explore beyond Eureka Springs’ borders, however, and discover that the entire region has a lot to offer. Roaring River State Park is an excellent example.

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Pivot Rock Park and Thorncrown Chapel

March 9th, 2020

Pivot Rock at Eureka Springs Pivot Rock Park

Pivot Rock” by Clinton Steeds is licensed under CC BY 2.0

If you’re fascinated by unique rock formations, you’ll enjoy a visit to historic Pivot Rock Park. This Eureka Springs roadside attraction has been drawing visitors for over a century!

There’s a lot to see and do in the Eureka Springs area, with Christ of the Ozarks, Beaver Lake, Onyx Cave, and so much more.

One of the most unique, however, is Pivot Rock Park – just 5 minutes from our Eureka Springs inn, 5 Ojo.

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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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