12 Gifts of Christmas
Visit Rickwood Caverns State Park for a truly magical experience when the cave transforms into an underground winter wonderland. The cave is around 62 degrees all year long making it the perfect temperature to enjoy even on cold days. The gift shop will be decorated for the occasion and offer unique gifts, ornaments, snacks, and hot cocoa to purchase. The nature center will have holiday movies playing, crafts, and Santa letters for the children to fill out. The 110 steps at the end of the regular tour will not be included during this time which makes the walk easier for anyone with mobility issues. There will be about 30 steps and a mile walk in the cave. Holiday hours are November 23-December 30, 2019 (closed 11/28 and 12/24-12/26), 2 p.m.-8 p.m., $10 per person ages 3 and up; 2 and under are free.
What makes Rickwood Caverns State Park unique? The massive cave that contains formations that were created by water and reveal evidence that the cave was carved from an ocean bed! The Park also offers picnicking, gemstone mining, camping, a playground area, and hiking opportunities on Fossil Mountain Hiking Trail, which is named after the leaf and seashell imprints visible in some of the rocks. And it’s not too early to start planning summer family adventures – the Park also features an Olympic-size swimming pool and kiddie pool, fed by chilly waters from the cave. Visit Rickwood Caverns year-round!