Summers in the Ozarks can be hot and sticky. Although there are plenty of cool mountain streams to cool you off, what if you aren’t looking to get wet? What better place than a cavern that is a cool 59 degrees year-round? So if you are looking for a cool place to get out of the steamy summer air then Mystic Caverns might just be the place you are looking for.
Mystic Caverns is about a 7-mile drive down highway 7 south from Harrison, AR. You’ll see the signs for Mystic Caverns on the right if you are driving out of Harrison. The address is 341 Caverns Dr, Harrison, AR 72601. Their website is https://mysticcaverns.com.
Mystic Caverns actually has two caverns you can tour, Mystic Cavern and the Crystal Dome Cavern. You can tour one or both and they have knowledgeable guides leading the tours. Your guide will tell you all about the different formations and the history of the caverns.
The cost of the tours is very reasonable. There are a few things you might want to consider as you head out to see the caverns. You’ll want to bring some non-slip footwear to change into. The environment underground means that the steps may be damp and could be slick if you ladies are wearing heels. Another thing to consider if you are easily chilled would be to bring a light jacket.
Below I have included a few photos from Mystic Cavern. You can click them for a larger image.
The second cavern on the site is called the Crystal Dome Cavern. The Crystal Dome Cavern is a short walk from the visitor’s center and rock shop. This cavern has a long staircase leading to the bottom of the cavern where you will be able to look up at the 8 stories tall crystal dome formation. This formation is an awe-inspiring sight. This is why I recommend that you take the tours of both the caverns when you visit. Below are a few of the photos I took when we toured this cavern. Click the photo to view a larger image.
If you are looking for something cool (literally) to do on your summer visit to the Ozarks why not plan a visit to Mystic Caverns? It’s a fun activity for the whole family and it’s very educational about the geology and history of the region.