Tourism officials want to spread word about Carter Caves

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Cascade Cave (Photo Courtesy: parks.ky.gov/Jake Lewis

OLIVE HILL, Ky. (AP) – Tourism officials want Carter Caves to stop being the best kept secret in the Kentucky park system and start becoming the best way to grow tourism in northeastern Kentucky.

Ashland newspaper The Independent reports (http://bit.ly/1kypx29) Carter Caves is the only state park in the east to offer caving experiences. And the network of caves in the 412-square-mile county reaches far beyond the handful of caves developed for tours.

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The park’s most popular attraction is Cascade Cave, with a large entry room called Square Dance Hall for the dances that were held there in the 1920s. Today, the room is used for moving screenings, music recording and weddings. There is also a room that opens to the outdoors, where a creek has filled a small lake, and a 30-foot underground waterfall.

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Information from: The Independent, http://www.dailyindependent.com

 

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