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War Eagle Cavern visit - Arkansas

Bats, maze and trails

sunny 30 °C

Today it was a lovely day and we went to one of the many caverns not too far from home... It has a maze, several trails, a guided tour to the caves, a feeding platform to feed the fish.

We did the tour first with a lovely volunteer Jim whose wife we met at the Mill last week. Jim used to be an operations manager in a factory and does 6 to 8 tours a day ....We took the trail to the caves and saw some nice trees, they have also a million fossils the kids enjoyed discovering on the way...

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The cave itself was also impressive with various stalactites, stalagmites, curtains formation, chimneys and again lots of fossils. They are inhabited by little bats which can stay put for more than 2 weeks and get covered in droplets of water... so cute .. They measure about 5 cm long (their bodies). They also have a brown bat colony but they are deeper in the cave and you cannot see them.
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The cave was used to film some old western so there are some artefacts about Jessie and Frank James who hid here after their robberies. Locals used to make moonshine drinks there and there is a display of the system they used to make it with.

We saw some bats, and salamanders as well as some swallows nest.
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The following are just random shots!
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Posted by ealonso 20:02 Archived in USA Tagged eagle war arkansas caverns

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