This Ride Through An Old Lead Mine In Missouri Will Take You Back In Time
When you think of mines, you might picture cramped, dusty caves with narrow, claustrophobic tunnels. However, with a 17-mile lake in the lower portion of its cave, the Bonne Terre Mine in Missouri creates a much bigger and more wonderful space to explore.
The Bonne Terre Mine has become a travel destination for people all over the world. In fact, National Geographic named it one of the “Top 10 Diving Resorts” in the world in 2018. Whether walking the mine or taking a dive into its incredible subterranean waters, this is sure to be an adventure you won’t soon forget.
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Attractions In Missouri
Where can I hike to a cave in Missouri?
Many cave enthusiasts know that Missouri has some of the best caves and rock formations in the Midwest. Missouri is the “Cave State” and is home to over 6,000 caves.
While Meramec Caverns is the most popular destination for having some of the world’s largest and most interesting rock formations, other notable caves include:
- Bluff Dweller's Cave
- Fantastic Caverns
- Marvel Cave
What are the best outdoor activities in Missouri?
We can never really get bored in Missouri, can we? After all, Missouri is a treasure trove of great outdoor activities to suit just about anyone, including:
- Stare up in wonder at the Bouldering at Elephant Rock State Park.
- Take to the Colosseum Trail in Camdenton, Missouri.
- The state’s vast forests make ziplining a breeze.
- Don’t forget places that are great for kids, like Branson Butterfly Palace and the Missouri Botanical Gardens.
What are the most unique things to do in Missouri?
Travelers and residents have plenty of unique things to do in Missouri. From listening to country music in famous Branson and seeing the Gateway Arch in St. Louis to taking in a casino night on a riverboat and hiking the gorgeous Prairie State Park, Missouri is a playground of fun entertainment.