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The World's Coolest Caves

Go deep within the world’s coolest caves to glimpse natural and man-made wonders, from giant crystal formations to Ice Age art.

Caverns of Sonora: Texas

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Sure, these caverns have pink and peach and rose-colored stalagmites and stalactites by the hundreds, but keep your eyes peeled for the rare helictites. These delicate calcite formations grow out from the walls and twist and turn in all directions; they line the Crystal Palace as well as the Christmas Tree Room, Valley of Ice, White Moon Falls, and Palace of the Angels.

Why It’s Cool:

Geologic features develop especially slowly here, making the oddly shaped formations more translucent than in most caves.

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The World's Coolest Caves

Caverns of Sonora: Texas

Sure, these caverns have pink and peach and rose-colored stalagmites and stalactites by the hundreds, but keep your eyes peeled for the rare helictites. These delicate calcite formations grow out from the walls and twist and turn in all directions; they line the Crystal Palace as well as the Christmas Tree Room, Valley of Ice, White Moon Falls, and Palace of the Angels.

Why It’s Cool:

Geologic features develop especially slowly here, making the oddly shaped formations more translucent than in most caves.

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