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While most visitors to Florida are focusing on its beautiful beaches, many don’t realize there are a handful of exciting and exploration-worthy caves throughout the state that is off-the-beaten-path. Within these hidden sites, you’ll find a unique combination of sinkholes, air-filled caves, and underwater cave systems that will blow you away. Discover some of the most treasured natural wonders at one of these mysterious caves only found in Florida.
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Just west of Tallahassee you’ll find the only air-filled cave to offer cave tours to the public in Florida, with dramatic stalagmites and stalactites rising and dripping from its ceiling. Explore this otherworldly cave system with breathtaking views of limestone bluffs above the Chipola River.
One of the most extensive underwater cave systems in the world, Leon Sinks is connected to Wakulla Springs with unique caverns and holes eroded by rainwater. The karst topography creates a treat for the eyes, such as disappearing streams filled with rare crustaceans.
Currently standing as the longest dry cave in the state, Warren’s Cave is 4 miles of deep complex passages. Situated in the Warren Cave Nature Preserve outside of Gainesville, this cave system has several narrow passages to explore. While currently gated, visitation is allowed, but a waiver must be signed.
Peacock Springs State Park boasts one of the longest underwater cave systems in the United States and the only park dedicated to cave diving. Boasting six large sinkholes and two major springs, this karst cave system has an amazing 28,000 feet of explorable passageway.
One of the deepest cavern springs in the Florida, Blue Grotto is 100-feet of clear water open to divers of all skill levels. Kept in pristine condition, here you’ll find a crescent-shaped cavern covered in fossils and aquatic life.
Located in Florida’s northwest, Morrison Springs State Park is known for its immaculate clear waters, sandy-bottomed floors, and 3 unique cavities at the bottom of the spring pool. The extensive underwater cave system lends itself to 300 feet of pristine diving opportunities.