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Alabaster Caverns State Park

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Address: Hwy 50 & Hwy 50-A, Freedom, OK 73842
Phone Number: 580-621-3381
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The area was pretty and the cave had interesting features, unfortunately I would give the tour guide a C-. Perhaps she was new to the job, but she just didn't seem to be well... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Montezuma, Kansas, United States
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Montezuma, Kansas, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The area was pretty and the cave had interesting features, unfortunately I would give the tour guide a C-. Perhaps she was new to the job, but she just didn't seem to be well suited to being a tour guide. She was friendly, however, she stumbled through the sparse information she provided, which was disappointing. When I take a guided... More 

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15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We had our granddaughter with us and wanted to show her something special for her birthday. This cavern is not as spectacular as many we have seen because gypsum does not develop stalactites or stalagmites but it is the only place in America that you will see natural black alabaster as well as many other varieties of gypsum. The bats... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We did tent camping here, took the tour of the caves, and we are coming back to go spelunking. It was beautiful every where you looked. The caves are muddy and can be slick, but you can touch it, so the kids can be hands on. There were even a couple of spots where the "kids" could take a smaller... More 

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Panhandle, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

$10 tour of an alabaster cave. Not many bargains like this left in America. This place hasn't yet been commercialized. It is a gitchy, simple and beautiful walk through an underground cavern of quartz. You are encouraged to touch the rocks on this tour. The bats are plentiful, too. We also saw crawdads in the underground spring. Great experience. Wear... More 

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Woodward, Oklahoma
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18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Tons of different bats in the caves in the winter, and it stays cool during the summer. 10$ for the caves and you can rent out gear to go vaveing/spluenking on your own as well, during the spring and summer when its tourist season

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Logan, Utah
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This cave is very unique. It's not limestone, so you are allowed (and even encouraged) to touch the walls, which is a nice change, and kids would probably be really into that aspect. The tour (45 minutes, regularly scheduled, on the hour, every hour, price of admission on the website) was lack-luster. The tour guide seemed bored, offered minimal detail... More 

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wichita, kansas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

great little road side attraction! well worth a visit. the staff was friendly, our tour guide was new so she was still learning the ropes, but she gave us lots of information. it's really an easy hike through the cave, lots of steps, a little muddy and slippery, so one should be secure in ones footings. it's a 3/4 mile... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The tour went by so fast the lights only stay on for maybe a minute so u have to get to the next point or your in total darkness I wanted to take pics but couldn't keep up with group so some pics came out blurry but I loved the history that was told. Tour guide was ok She was... More 

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Okmulgee, Oklahoma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I love caves and always wanted to visit Oklahoma's only real cave state park. We knew not to expect stalagmites, but the tour was still interesting and seeing black alabaster which is only found 3 places in the world is cool. After taking the 5 o'clock tour, we experienced the Selman Bat Watch, for which you need to enter a... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have never been to a cavern that wasn't a limestone type. This cavern has been carved out of alabaster rock. There are not stalagmites, just giant boulders that have fallen from the ceiling. Someday this cavern will collapse onto itself and all that will be left is a canyon. Very interesting to see it.

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