While we waited for our tour to start, we ventured over to the kids area where they could dig for treasures (that you could then buy). The kids had a lot of fun in this area because it was basically a huge sand box with treasures hidden in the sand!
But then it was time for our tour of the cave! The girls were a little nervous at first, but then they got into it. It was really amazing!
The cave had a lot of stalagmites and stalactites. It was just amazing to see all the cave formations. And we learned that when a stalagmite and stalactite grow together it forms a tower. This one is almost forming a tower...
And there were a lot of cave drippings, which they called cave kisses, and Ben is trying to get one in this picture.
We didn't buy any of the treasures that the kids found, but they did have geodes you could buy that they would then split open to find a pretty treasure. So we got one for the kids to share. Here is the woman using the machine to split it open. The kids were very enthralled.
Amazingly, it split into 3 pieces!!! So everyone got a piece and then we went to wash it in the mining area.