These this drapery cave formations are often called cave bacon due to their banding and color.
Down in a Hole
Besides the beauty and history Diamond Caverns has to offer, we also like to have a good time. This photo is of a tourist posing as he enters our lowest level. Maybe he is thinking about the 350 steps he will have to climb to get back out?!
This Stalagmite cave formation cast a shadow that the mid 1800’s tour book referenced as looking like a running horse if a lantern swung in front of it. Do you see the horse?
Signature rock has several names dating back to the mid 1800’s including some Civil War Veterans.
Our first guest to the cave were actually a bridal party in 1859. Weddings were preformed until the mid 1990’s in our Bridal Chamber.
Cave Column Formation
This column is surrounded by flowstone and drapery.
We call this small body of water the reflection pool. Water collects here which keeps our walkway clear of standing water. Diamond Caverns is a wet cave; which is why we have so many formations. Our cavern is still very much alive and growing.
Back-lit Calcite Formations
Diamond Caverns is one of the most decorated caves in the Kentucky region.
A family enjoying our sluice machine on a hot summer day.
Showing one of our larger rooms of the tour. Featuring Stalagmites and Flowstone Cave Formations.
Flowstone Reflection Pool
Heading back to the surface. Beautiful calcite flowstone and drapery line the walls.
One of our most popular photo spots. A near constant drip keeps our cave growing!
Plaid Girl Cave Scene
Americas 4th oldest showcave in operation for over 155yrs!
This photo was taken on the second level of the cave. Featuring one of our most famous formations “cave bacon”.
The Path Diamond Caverns
Pathways in the cave are original and were built in the 1920’s. They can be narrow and steep in some places. We suggest a good walking shoe for our 1 hour guided tour. This photo has been lighted to show more detail.
Fishtail Drapery Deposit
This calcite deposit is called fishtail due more to its shape than color.
Diamond Caverns Building
Located off Exit 48 in Park City, Kentucky. You will pass the entrance for Mammoth Cave National Park before reaching our location.
Probably our most popular formation our cave bacon!
Draperies are deposited from calcite rich solutions flowing along an overhung surface