My hubby had a couple of weeks off before he started his new job so I decided to take a week off my “real” job and have a nice little staycation with the family!
We live in St. Louis, but rarely get to do some of the fun things around town since I basically work two jobs and my hubby works as well. So we had one full week of pure family time exploring the beautiful city and surrounding areas. First stop? MERAMEC CAVERNS in Stanton, Missouri!
If you’ve never been to or heard of Meramec Caverns before, it’s actually pretty cool. Missouri has the largest cave system in the US and this privately owned cave has some incredible history and sights. Enough with the history lesson… let’s get to some pics!
Here is the lobby of the cave where you can see some found artifacts, learn some history, and buy tickets for the guided tour. It’s crazy. Basically as soon as you walk in the front doors you’re in the cave.
So, how cold is the cave? Let’s just say we had to buy our daughter a jacket since she was shivering! I think it was about 58 degrees in there. Quite a temperature shock when it was 106 degrees that day in St. Louis.
One of our last stops was to see the Wine Table in the Grape Room. Got it’s name from these funny stalactites that look like grapes. You can see they’re damp at the bottom cause they’re still collecting water and growing.