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About Lost World Caverns

Descend 120 Feet Below the Earth's Surface

Discovered in 1942, Lost World Caverns is a truly magical place. The cavern features amazing rock formations and presents challenges for avid adventurers. The self-guided tour covers a 1/2-mile loop where you see amazing formations from beginning to end. It takes about 45 minutes to complete, and the memories last a lifetime. Make sure to pack a light jacket, sturdy shoes, and a camera to capture the beautiful sights.

Book a tour and explore the caverns for yourself. You never know what you might discover!

Bridal Veil rock formation

Lost World Caverns Quick Facts

  • Length: 1.25 miles (2 km)
  • Depth: 235 feet (72 m)
  • Temperature: 52° F (11° C)
  • Main show cave: 1000 x 300 feet (305 x 91 m), ceiling height 120 feet (36.5 m)
  • Stalagmites: up to 80 feet (24 m) tall
The War Club rock formation

Rock Formations and More

While you walk through the cavern, you’ll see formations such as The Snowy Chandelier, a 30-ton compound stalactite, presumed to be one of the nation’s largest. The Bridal Veil is a beautiful column of sparkling white calcite. And, of course, there is the War Club, a 28-foot stalagmite made famous when Bob Addis sat on it for nearly 16 days, just to get his name in the Guinness Book of World Records. These are but a few of the formations you’ll see when you visit Lost World Caverns.

Photography is allowed, so bring your camera and take home more than just a memory

You can browse through our natural history museum and learn about the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, and the prehistoric cave bear whose remains were discovered in 1967 within the cavern.

We also offer gemstone mining, where you can enjoy the thrill of finding a variety of semi-precious gemstones, arrowheads, minerals, or ancient fossils the old-fashioned way by using a screen in an authentic water sluice that is yours to keep.

We have a large picnic area, so bring your lunch and enjoy the peaceful country view.