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Traditional Guided Tour
Our traditional guided tour lasts about one hour and covers all those passages easily reached from our visitors' center. There are no age restrictions on this tour and no special equipment is needed. However, Laurel Caverns follows the natural slope of the mountain. The total walking distance is about 3,000 feet. All passages on the traditional guided tour are lighted.
There are stairs and sloped floors to walk down as well as walk up; so, the tour can be strenuous for some. It is recommended that anyone who would be challenged by a walk up five flights of steps not take this tour. The presence of steps and the natural sandy floor of the cave make the use of strollers and wheel chairs impossible. Shoes appropriate to such a terrain are strongly recommended. Never wear high heels to a cave. The cave temperature is 52 degrees F. year around, so a sweater or jacket should be worn.
Reservations for the traditional tour are not needed; but, it is helpful if large groups let us know in advance they are coming. (See Educational Field Trips - bus and youth groups enter upon arrival.)
Cameras are welcome in the caverns, but please, no video recorders.
The Schedule for the Traditional Guided Tour
Laurel Caverns is closed during bat hibernation season to protect the bats. The bats depart around the end of April.
The Traditional Tour is offered every day, without exception, April 20th through October 27th. When the first ticket for the "next tour" is sold a twenty minute countdown is started. With this rule, no one need wait more than twenty minutes for the one hour tour. The visitors' center opens every day at 9:00 AM. The last tour of the day enters at 4:30 PM and will exit the cave at about 5:25 PM.
Senior (65 & up) $11.00
Youth (Grades 6 to 12) $10.00
Child (Grades K to 5) $9.00
Pre-school child with parent - Free