AAA Editor Notes
Cub Run Cave is 2.4 mi. w. on SR 88 to 15101 Cub Run Hwy. Half-mile tours along the cave’s elevated walkways lead visitors over a river home to blind crayfish, minnows and salamanders; bats reside overhead among the boxwork speleothems and other cave formations. The cave is said to be the only of its kind in the state with growing formations, living creatures and water.
The cave was discovered in 1950 by local teenagers Garland Kenneth Childress and Duvall Logsdon, who happened upon it while in search of Native American artifacts. After the cave opened to the public in 1951, three separate parties claimed ownership of the land surrounding it, leading to legal battles and the cave's closure and sealing a year later; it reopened in 2006. Pan mining for gems and fossils also is offered.
Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.