Our Partners

It makes sense that, by assembling folks who are proud stewards of caves with those who devote their lives to studying and exploring caves, great things can be accomplished! We all have a common interest in protecting and conserving caves, and ensuring that people can visit them in perpetuity. The partner show cave owners below have made this vision possible by assisting in public outreach and fundraising. Please thank them when you visit!

Rush Mountain Adventure Park

Journey into an unseen world and discover stalactite-filled caverns, cave formations, and the amazing Big Room at Rushmore Cave. Learn from our knowledgeable guides about the history and geology that formed the world renowned Black Hills cave systems.

The Caverns

The Caverns offers daily cave tours that include one of the largest underground rooms in the world at over 3 football fields long and a behind-the-scenes tour of the music venue. Walking tours of these otherworldly caves entwine the unique history of Grundy County, Tennessee State the geology of cave science, and the mythology of cave lore. Tours end on The Caverns world-famous stage.

Natural Bridge Caverns

Visit the Discovery Tour, where state-of-the-art lighting illuminates massive, otherworldly formations formed by single drops of water and the slow passage of time. Or, explore our Hidden Passages Tour, where shadows dance over delicate formations and mystery awaits in every shadow. Take to the skies high above Texas, as you ascend the Twisted Trails, or for a true test, try tackling one of our Adventure Tours. Experience a sense of discovery finding your way through our AMAZEn’ Ranch Roundup, a 5,000 square foot outdoor maze.

Stark Caverns

Located near Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, Stark Caverns takes you on a journey through the ages as you explore amazing geological formations, Native American artifacts, & ancient bear beds. See Moonshiner’s Dam, the Wishing Well, and our own Grand Canyon. Learn all about stalagmites, stalactites, and fluorescent minerals, while discovering a whole new world underground.

Bluff Dwellers Cave

In 2016 Reita & George’s children took ownership of the cave in Missouri, with Ray Bunch and his wife Ann as operators for the family business. Over 90 years in business and the family legacy continues with the grandchildren of Arthur Browning. Today we strive to honor the tradition of hospitality, showing our guests the cave and educating them on cave geology, cave biology, and the history of the cave dating back to many thousands of years. We invite you to join the tradition of generations visiting the cave in all its natural glory.

Lincoln Caverns

Lincoln Caverns’ is proud to work with local grottos, or clubs, of the National Speleological Society, as well as various cave conservancies. Mid-Atlantic Karst Conservancy volunteers recently completed a new map of both Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks after several years of resurveying in their spare time. Juniata College and Nittany Grottos have both spent countless hours on further exploration in both Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks. On May 1, 2005, members of Cave Hill Grotto made a significant discovery in Whisper Rocks. Still under exploration, this new section doubled the size of the previously mapped length. It contains some of the most spectacular and unique speleothems found in Pennsylvania.

Under Earth Images

By Dave Bunnell

Under Earth Images

Dave Bunnell is a world renown cave photographer. He generously supplies the NSS with his works for free. Most of the images found on our home page are courtesy of Mr. Bunnell.

Seneca Caverns

Seneca Caverns is one of Ohio’s largest underground caverns and is preserved close to its original natural state. Experience the “The Caviest Cave” walk and climb natural stone steps and pathways through the “The Earth Crack” and view “Ole Mist’ry River“, the crystal clear flowing stream which is part of the vast ground-water system which underlies the surrounds region.

Cumberland Caverns

Today, Cumberland Caverns is one of the most extensive caves in America. Extended exploration of previously unseen sections along with the integration of the two caves make up the 27 underground miles that can be toured today. Cumberland Caverns maintains a century-long reputation for its vastness and rare formations. The cave is now recognized as a National Natural Landmark* and show cave located in McMinnville, Tennessee. It is the longest show cave in Tennessee and makes the list of longest caves in the United States and in the world.

Ruby Falls

Journey deep inside historic Lookout Mountain to see the tallest and deepest underground waterfall open to the public in the United States! Descend 260 feet by glass-front elevator to explore ancient formations along the cavern trail to see the thundering falls.