If you've lived in the Hannibal area and gone through the Mark Twain Cave complex more than a few times in your life, this really won't be news. However, a major travel website has just named it as one of the most family-friendly cave tours in all of Missouri.
Just about every worthwhile destination has a claim to fame. For one Missouri cave, it has several. One includes a rubber duck that has called it home for over 75 years. Oh, and it (the cave) serves burgers, too.
If you found a mysterious hole in the ground, would you grab some rope and descent down into it? A group of explorers did and learned the unknown hole they found went down over 200 feet into the Earth.
When It comes to caves, I am all in. I love them. Well, unless they are very small caves that I have to crawl into and out of, don't like those. Last year, I came across a huge cave in the middle of 107 acres of beautiful hills and woods in Eastern Kentucky...
Animal bones, possibly dating as far back as the ice age, were recently discovered beneath the Binkley Cave system in Southern Indiana.
The well-preserved collection of animal skeletons is "one of the largest and best preserved deposits of Ice Age bones yet discovered in Indiana," said Ron Richards, a chief curator at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis.