Bridal Cave - Camdenton, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
N 38° 01.410 W 092° 47.500
15S E 518285 N 4208442
Quick Description: Bridal Cave was discovered centuries ago by the Osage Indians beneath Thunder Mountain. It is part of the Missouri Caves Association- "Your Passport to Underground Adventure in Missouri and Arkansas"
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/18/2009 9:55:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM67NT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Phleum
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Long Description:
The passport program station is located in the lower level gift shop. You have to go through the park's main gift shop where you purchase tickets for the cave to get there. You can obtain a passport there or you can download the pdf file here (visit link)

Have your passport stamped at seven caves then mail it in to the address and receive an embroidered patch designating you as a MCA Cave Explorer.

Centuries ago the Osage Indians discovered the pristine beauty that lies beneath Thunder Mountain. Local folklore tells of a legendary Indian wedding ceremony held in the cave in the early 1800s.

Today this magnificent natural wonderland is called Bridal Cave. In keeping with the tradition of the Native American legend, the Cave can be reserved for a romantic wedding chapel. Over 1945 couples from around the world have exchanged vows in the stalactite adorned Bridal Chapel.

Word spread fast among the pioneering settlers of this wondrous cavern. After decades of primitive exploration, this astounding natural treasure was officially protected in 1948 for generations to come. Ongoing exploration of this massive cavern recently uncovered chambers of incomparable beauty including the crystal clear waters of Mystery Lake. Two years of painstaking development were needed to reveal the once rumored passages. Now visitors can experience the intriguing marvel that only a handful have seen.


Name of Park, Protected Area, or Cultural Location: Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park

Name of System or Passport Program: Missouri Caves Association

Passport Available: Yes, for free

Parking or Entrance Fee: Not listed

Park Website: [Web Link]

Address of Station:
526 Bridal Cave Road
Camdenton, MO USA
65020


Visit Instructions:
No special instructions, but a picture of yourself or of something unique to that place would be a nice touch.
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