Several months ago I realized that my kids had never seen caverns. So as a day trip this summer we went to Ohio Caverns. It is fifty miles west of Columbus.
We picked a beautiful, partly cloudy day for our trip. The driving was easy and it was an opportunity to drive my wife's new car.
Since we had a twenty minute wait after getting our tickets, we ate a small picnic lunch. Then we enjoyed the hour-long guided tour through the caverns.
The path to the entrance was a sloping, looping sidewalk. Inside the caverns it was cool, dark, and damp. The temperature inside is a constant 54 degrees. A nice respite from the summer heat.
The narrow path took us past limestone stalactites and stalagmites, outcroppings of iron oxide, and exposed veins of flint.
The caverns were the prettiest I had seen. It was a very nice excursion and a wonderful way to spend the day as a family.