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Caves & Caverns | Travel & Vacation Tips & Resources - Part 2

Zip Lines: A California Adventure You Have To Experience

California Zip Lines at a Glance

A day trip to the Zip Lines at Moaning Cavern Adventure Park in California can be an excellent idea for having great fun with your entire family. People usually forego winter vacation ideas simply because they are too costly but going on an adventure in the zip lines will prove to be one of the best and most exciting experiences of your life. And the best thing is the trip is totally affordable and within reach.

If you have no idea what zip lines are, you are in for a surprise. The line is 1500 feet long and a person travels on the zip from one point to the other at a speed of around 40 miles an hour. The experience is going to take your breath away.

There are three types of zips currently offered at Moaning Cavern Adventure Park: regular, tandem, and super style. Everybody from small children to adults can enjoy this ride the way they like. In a tandem zip, two people can ride at the same time which is perfect for kids. Super style zip is often the choice of more adventurous people.

You don’t need any prior experience to enjoy the ride of a lifetime at the zip lines. Vacationers are strapped into a full-body harness and then rigged to the zip line. You will see the beauty of the Gold Country along the way. Regular cost of this adventure is $39 per person for first zip.

There are no age limitations but you must meet weight requirement which is 70 to 260 pounds. No reservations are required before the trip. You just have to get in the queue and experience the most thrilling ride in the world. However, a waiver has to be signed before you could take the ride. Necessary equipment is provided at the site and you don’t need to make any special arrangements.

For more information on zip lines and other destinations in California, check online.

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Moaning Cavern Park

Cave and Mine Adventures at Moaning Cavern Park

Moaning Cavern is one of the most popular caverns in California as it is the largest single cave on the west coast. Thousands of tourists visit this amazing cave each year for exploration, rappelling and spelunking. If you also want to get away from the daily hustle and bustle of life and explore something exciting and thrilling, do plan a trip to Moaning Cavern Park with your family.

Moaning Cavern Park is situated in the center of Gold Country which is famous all over the world for its gold mines and other mineral deposits. Moaning Cavern is also a limestone cave which consists of narrow rooms, passageways full of small stalagmites and many other rooms with interesting names. It only takes 45 minutes to tour around the cave.

The main chamber is 165 feet below the surface. Many people opt for rappelling down the cave for a thrilling experience. Deep in the cavern you will be able to explore the remains and formations which constitute the natural beauty of the cave. There are 234 stairs to descend in this guided tour and you will learn many interesting facts and history of the cave along the way.

The underground temperature of this Moaning Cavern is 61F throughout the year. Children aged 3-12 are allowed inside the cave but it is recommended that they walk on their own.

Necessary equipment for rappelling is provided by the guides and is composed of hard hats, coveralls and gloves. Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to rappel. In addition to this, a waiver has to be signed by the parents or the guardian. The cost of rappelling is $65 per person.

Optionally you can also climb the Climbing Tower with your family. The tower is 32 feet high and can only house 10 people at a time.

The whole Adventure to Moaning Cavern takes about 3 hours with or without the rappel. Some areas inside the cave are fully lighted, while others are undeveloped. Reservations have to be made in advance to enjoy this trip of a lifetime.

Information on other cavern destinations and how to make reservations in advance is available online.

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An Underground Tour Is Filled With Excitement

Explore Some Underground Tour Sites with Your Kids

There can be hundreds of family vacation ideas but going on an underground tour with your kids is definitely going to be a thoroughly enjoyable experience for everyone in the family.

Take the Underground Tour this winter to explore the main roads and storefronts of Old Seattle.

Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour is a guided tour through the old passages lying beneath the streets of Seattle. The area is divided into three sections with six flights of stairs and a number of irregular landscapes. You see Don Maynard’s Public House, Pioneer Square and Rogue’s Gallery during your underground trip. You will get plenty of chances to shoot wonderful photos so don’t forget to take a camera along.

The Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky also offers an amazing underground tour which can be taken with the entire family. Here you will see Crystal Lake, an underground pool along with expeditions inside the famous Mammoth Cave.

The tour inside the cave is termed as the Historic Tour. These diamond caverns of Kentucky are popular all over the world because of their beauty and interesting history. The Mammoth Cave is the longest cave in the world and it takes about 2 hours to explore it completely. You can also visit the caverns gift shop to see a wonderful collection of fossils, books and souvenirs.

If you love to explore crime sites and threatening places, an underground tour of Portland is something you will immensely enjoy. Here you will explore cast-iron buildings, locations of the Simpsons-Portland connections, Old Town Pizza, Shanghai Tunnels and much more. The walking tour lasts for two and a half hours.

Pennsylvania’s Underground Railroad Heritage is another popular site to explore with your kids. It will be a thoroughly enlightening trip for you and your kids as it is connected with the history of America.

Some other popular underground sites include the Crystal Gold Mine in Kellogg and the underground vaults located in Edinburgh. The Edinburgh underground tour is going to be the most frightening experience of your life. During the ghost tour you will also visit the famous Torture Museum.

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