There's something about summertime that makes locals start seeking out activities that get their adrenaline pumping. With that in mind, it's important to keep a bucket list of once-in-a-lifetime and never-been-done-before experiences handy and ready to add to at all times. Missourians are in luck because there's an underground cave near St. Louis that you can kayak in and it's fully worthy of taking the #1 spot on your list.
Crystal City Underground in Crystal City, Missouri offers kayak and canoeing tours, as well as camping, disc golf, and pole vaulting all beneath the surface.
Currently, as of May 2020, the cave is closed due to flooding, however, they are open for special occasions.
You can visit their website here to contact the appropriate people to see just when those special occasions are.
Camping is offered during weekends where an eclipse is taking place, for $50 per night for a family of 2 adults and children. Any additional person is $10 per person.
Kayak and canoe tours are offered year-round when flooding is under control. The owners have hopes to reopen come late fall, and that's definitely something to be excited over.
Once the water recedes, the disc golf course will reopen for all kinds of disc golf and pole vaulting fun.
Excercise hits different when it's done underground.
For directions on how to locate the cave, you can visit their website here and scroll all the way to the bottom to ensure you don't get lost along the way.
Fall may seem a ways away, but looking forward to the cave's open season is enough to get your blood pumping.
The sooner the time comes, the sooner you can experience this incredible cave and all of its wonders.
Crystal City Underground
Address: 700 Crystal Ave., Crystal City, MO
Why You Need To Go: Kayaking in open waters is one thing, but doing it in a cave is a once in a lifetime experience!
We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.