Photos and Logos from Louisville Mega Caverns Website and Facebook Page
For years there as been a hidden treasure below the streets of Central Louisville that many of the natives knew nothing about. A man made limestone quarry that was used for storage of various items over the years was bought out by private investors and turned into one of the largest attractions in the Louisville Kentucky area today. More interestingly is that a majority of the caverns are underneath the Louisville Zoo! Let’s get started shall we????
The initial paying attraction was a tram ride though the cavern that was more of history lesson about the structure than anything else. The 60 minute trek through the caverns told patrons about things such as formations and early mining operations.
Next they decided to up the anti and add a zip line. That’s right a zip line completely underground!!!!! “Mega Zips” consists of 6 zip lines and 2 challenge bridges to cross to get to those zip lines. Each tour lasts about 2.5 hours depending on group size. I have not done this course myself but I have heard that the fact you are underground makes it quite the rush to go through. The height of some of the zips is rather high, so you are not necessary limited by being underground.
Within the past couple of years the have added a challenge rope course or as they call it “Mega Quest”. This is not your usual rope course. This rope course has 76 challenge elements which includes 3 separate zip lines!! I was able to this a couple of months ago and it is extremely fun. Its something that they young and old both can do. You purchase 3 hours slots to climb this thing. But believe me, you will be feeling it the next day for sure!!!
They have also added conference space because you know that everyone wants to have that big important meeting, well, in a cavern :)
And finally, during the Christmas season they decorate the cavern with lights and you can take your own vehicle and drive through while music is playing. Now that is weird!
So this sounds interesting eh? Maybe the next time you are in the Louisville area you should stop by and check it out! I think you will like what you see and hear!
Reporting for Bparcs.com Jason Slone