We enjoyed our trip to Jewel Cave. I have been to Luray Caverns and can say that from what I remember (it was a long time ago) Luray has more interesting formations. However, Jewel Cave is worth a visit. Our ranger guide was outstanding. She was filled with passion and you could tell she enjoyed what she was doing. She told us stories how they go into the cave and spend 4 nights in there. It takes them awhile to get to where they are going as many of the passages are narrow, 24" by 7". As far as the tour we took we started by taking an elevator down 24 stories. We got out and walked through the cave descending down to 38 stories. Many times we were walking on the ground and other times we were walking up and down steps. I believe the whole trip was a half mile total. After going down 38 stories we climbed up to 32( I think it was 32 but I may be wrong) and took the elevator back up. We saw a lot of interesting formations and lots of crystal. Again the ranger really made the trip better. Pictures did not turn out so well. Bring a flash light.
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