Onondaga Cave located in Missouri

by Kaitlyn Kopansky

5 Facts

Fact 1: Volcanic activity, weather and water created a karst topography, which is characterized by sinkholes

Fact 2: The dissolving, action of water along underground cracks formed large waterfilled passages

Fact 3: Stalactites, stalagmites, rimestone, dams, flowstones, draperies, soda straws and cave coral extensively decorate the cave

Fact 4: A stream meanders through the cave in an entrenched canyon

Fact 5: Is about 490 million years old

What are some tourist attractions?

Trained guides provide information about such geologic wonders as the Queens Canopy, the Twin and the Lily pad room.
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