Investigate the underground wonders of The Natural State is the special, 30-minute edition of “Exploring Arkansas” in our brand new December episode!
The fascination of caves is something that is never-ending. Humans have been exploring caves for more than 500,000 years. They were first used by early man for shelter, as a source of medicinal minerals, ceremonial rituals, revivals, hideouts for outlaws and even to distill moonshine. During the Spanish-American and Civil Wars, caves provided a critical source of saltpeter—a key ingredient in making gunpowder.
In this day-and-age, caves are popular for their awesome beauty and wonder – which attracts wild caving enthusiasts both young and old – to explore this unique and mysterious world. The beauty of caves is so different, so unusual – it’s unlike anything else above ground. A caving experience truly is like visiting another planet without leaving Earth.
In this special edition of “Exploring Arkansas,” we’ll take you on a wild caving adventure to some of our most memorable caverns throughout the state. You’ll see formations beyond imagination and fascinating, creepy creatures, which can only be found in caves. So, let us do the crawling through cave mud for you as we bring you the underground wonders of Arkansas!