Onyx Cave In Mammoth Caves, Kentucky Pictured On An Attractive Acrylic Fridge Magnet
Onyx Cave is part of the Mammoth Caves National Park in Kentucky and is so named because of the onyx formations which can be seen there. The cave is unusual in that it is not connected to the other caves in the Mammoth Caves system. During the initial commercialisation of the cave sand and rocks were piled up against the walls and it is thought this action may have blocked passages to other caves. Onyx Cave is still a popular tourist attraction though and a tour of the cave is available. The tour lasts for approximately half an hour and is not strenuous with just a few steps to climb. The cave is certainly an amazing place to visit as can be seen from the picture of Onyx Cave in Mammoth Caves, Kentucky on this acrylic fridge magnet from the catalogues of World Wide Gifts.
The History Of Onyx Cave In Mammoth Caves, Kentucky
Onyx Cave was originally discovered in 1915 by Edmund Turner, on the land of L P Edwards. The cave remained private property even after the creation of the Mammoth Cave National Park in 1941. It did not become part of the park until 1961 when it was sold to the National Park Service. Today the cave is popular with tourists. It is a pleasantly cool place to visit all year round with an approximate temperature of sixty degrees. Tours of the cave are frequent and are conducted by knowledgeable guides so that visitors can appreciate the facts as well as the beauty. This beauty is vividly displayed on our attractive acrylic fridge magnet featuring Onyx Cave in Mammoth Caves, Kentucky.