Thursday, April 9, 2009

On the To Do List: Lou Loves Caves

Caves, caverns, whatever... A few years ago Roommate gave me a spelunking tour of Mammoth Caves for my birthday.  Loved it!  Loved all the little creepy holes, loved the getting dirty, the skinned knuckles, the aching bones for days afterwards....
"Did you know that Louisville Kentucky is home to one of the largest caverns in the United States?"

I didn't either! But two days ago the Louisville MEGA Cavern, located under the Louisville Zoo, opened and is now conducting 60-70 minute SUV-pulled tram tours.  According to the Cavern folks: "Currently we are only open M-F, 9 to 5 with the last tram going out at 4PM – but starting in June we will be open weekends too."
The brochure and website (still a little under construction) offer all kinds of fun facts.
  • Four Empire State Buildings would fit in the MEGA Cavern! 
  • There are 17 miles of corridors under the zoo! 
  • It never gets below or above 58 degrees down there! (Lou thinks: great mid-July activity). 
  • MEGA Cavern was the largest civil defense shelter during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • There's no walking involved, so it's great for seniors and folks with little kids.
  • They have a worm recycling/tasting room!
Uh, what was that last one???
Anyway, count me in.  I can't make the M-F thing, but once they're open on weekends or later than 5p, it's definitely a field trip for Mama.  Directions and pricing are on the website. 
phone: 877-614-MEGA
1841 Taylor Avenue

1 comment:

Kathy from NC said...

We went today and it was fantastic!!!