Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Old Cudjo's Cave


What to do around here in the mountains near Rose Hill, when it's still wintertime and cold and dark and dreary outside??
Go visit the old Cudjo's Cave! Now known as Gap Cave, it is owned and operated by the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park today.
Gap Cave tours are offered every Sunday and every Saturday, year-round. The tours leave the Visitor Center at 2PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Join park rangers in exploring Gap Cave, a majestic, underground cathedral. With flashlights in hand, discover glistening stalagmites and sparkling stalactites or catch a glimpse of a bat. Listen to tales of exploration and discovery. Open to ages 6 and older, this underground adventure takes about two hours, involving a 1.5 mile walk and 183 steps. Comfortable walking shoes and appropriate clothing is a must. Reservations are recommended. Call the Visitor Center at (606) 248-2817. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $4 for children ages 6-12.
Spring must not be TOO far away. The frogs are peeping loud and clear. My crocus have started blooming. I even found a little snow-drop flower blooming in the yard. Bachelors buttons and larkspur and bunches of spring bulbs are popping up. Won't be TOO long and the four-lane will be lined with blooming redbuds.
Check out the recently-updated "Local Events" section on the website. There's LOTS of GREAT fun to be had around here in 2008!!
Joan

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I Have been in Cudjos cave several times in my life age 59 planning another tour soon since I found out it has reopened, something everyone needs to see

Anonymous said...

I visited this cave in the early '80's and enjoyed it. I'm glad it's up and going again.

Anonymous said...

I was there for our 8th. grade trip in 1967. It was beautiful and very interesting. Glad it is open again.

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LARRY HALL said...

MY DAD USE TO TAKE ME AND MY BROTHER TO THE CAVE IN THE 50S.IT WAS GREAT.I WILL NEVER FORGET IT. CAN'T WAIT TO GO AGAIN.

LARRY HALL

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