These images are all of parts of the cave visible from the trail unless noted. You can view them independently by clicking on the thumbnails or go into a slide show mode after enlarging an image. You can advance by clicking on the arrows or with the arrow keys on your keyboard. The sequence of the photos is how you would view the cave on a tour.
A tour in the Gothic Hall The view down into Gothic Hall, the cave's largest room. This is only part of it. A tour in the Gothic Hall Parallel rows of draperies in the Gothic Hall The Giant Column (Pillar) and the Old Fashioned Market as viewed from the tour trail Mercer Guide Amber by the Cave Twins Mercer Guide Amber by the Cave Twins The Cave Twins is the only formation which guests are allowed to touch. The once white formation has been discolored by being touched for over 125 years. Pristine white formation untouched by human hands Descending from the Cave Twins viewing area towards the Organ Loft Top of the Organ Loft One of the Angel Wings above the Organ Loft One of the Angel Wings above the Organ Loft One of the Angel Wings above the Organ Loft Mercer Caverns Manager Bernard peers down the top of the Organ Loft next to the Angel Wings Curving drapery above the Coral Room A tour group descends by the Organ Loft into the Coral Room Drapery/column below the Organ Loft Drapery below the Organ Loft Drapery below the Organ Loft Flowstone and draperies below the Organ Loft Draperies below the Organ Loft Mercer Guide Amber in the Lasagna Factory Lasagna Factory Guests viewing cave coral in the Old Pathway Room. Mercer Guide Amber with aragonite Mercer Guide Amber with aragonite Close up of aragonite Close up of aragonite Close up of aragonite Close up of aragonite Aragonite-encrusted draperies Mercer Guide Amber with aragonite-encrusted draperies Aragonite-encrusted draperies The Bridal Veil, a drapery of very pure calcite The Bridal Veil viewed from the other side Draperies View of the Dome Room Closeup view of Simon's Thumb There are many delicate formations scattered throughout the cave.
Photography by Dave Bunnell