Caroling in the Caverns at Blanchard Springs

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What better way to get in the holiday spirit than to hear caroling resounding through Blanchard Springs Caverns? While the limestone cavern is beautiful to look at with astonishing cave formations, it also has excellent sound qualities.

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Musicians and vocalists perform favorite old-time Christmas songs during this annual Caroling in the Caverns event, which takes place Sundays, Fridays, and Saturdays on Nov. 25 through Dec. 18. Admission is $20.

Blanchard Springs Caverns is located in the small town of Fifty-Six, near Mountain View. For more information, visit the website www.yourplaceinthemountains.com, call 870-269-8068, or email [email protected]

In addition to special events such as Caroling in the Caverns, you can also take guided walking tours through this active cavern system, featuring sparkling calcite formations, stalactites, stalagmites and columns. There are two different trails for viewing and a Wild Cave Tour option too. Ranked among the 10 most outstanding in North America, it’s the only developed cave system operated by the U.S. Forest Service. It’s open all year, with a restricted tour schedule during the winter months. The Visitor Center has a gift shop, books, maps, and educational material.  For tour reservations, visit www.recreation.gov.