A Brief History of Lehman Caves
The fabled Lehman Caves are among the most besotted attractions found at Great Basin National Park. The caves are most notable for their exquisite stalactite and stalagmite limestone formations that have evolved over the course of time. The Lehman Caves were discovered in the year 1885 by Absolom S. Lehman who had settled with his family in a ranch that was in close proximity to the caves. Prior to this discovery, the entrance of the cave was used as a burial site by Native Americans and the site was regarded as a hallowed place. The discovery of the caves triggered off widespread public interest and soon droves of people were flocking to the site and exploring those using candles. Lehman began to charge a dollar for every visit and the caves were soon named after him. The acrylic fridge magnet depicts a beautiful image of the honeycombed limestone structures present in the Lehman caves and makes for an excellent holiday souvenir.
Best Way to Explore the Caves
The only way to explore the caves is in the form of guided tours that are offered all year round. There are 3 different tours available to tourists. These include The Grand Palace Tour, The Lodge Room Tour and the Candlelight Tour. In order to avail of these tours one must make reservations well in advance. The Grand Palace Tour is about 90 minutes long and is limited to 20 visitors. The highlight of the tour is the opportunity to view a captivating formation known as the "Parachute Shield". The Lodge Room Tour lasts for an hour and gives visitors the opportunity to view the Music Room, Gothic Palace and Lodge Room of the caves.