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Travel deep into Seneca Caverns WV Album to enjoy a real family adventure. These caverns also provide a wonderful low light photo opportunity.
Gemstone mining as seen in Seneca Caverns WV album, is just one adventure that makes this a great place for the whole family. You may be able to get some great shots above ground. But be sure and prepare for some low light photography as well.
If you're looking for an opportunity to enhance your photo taking skills, a tour of these caves is the perfect place. Many digital cameras these days don't need a lot of learning to do this.
This is one state park where you and your family are guaranteed to pick up some great history.
The first thing you get to do is find a hard hat just for you. They do come in large and small.
My sister and I decided to make a day of it and took the kids to this beautiful state park located in Riverton, West Virginia. Isn't it funny how you can grow up in a place but have to move away to appreciate all that your state has to offer?
Since Little Rose was only two and would be carried the whole tour, she wasn't required to wear a hard hat. But she insisted she have one too.
And the whole tour group turned to look when she cried, “My hat! I lost my hat!” as we came near the end of our journey.
We learned why two year old's are not required to wear a hat. I felt sorry for Rose who dropped her hat. But I felt just as sorry for the poor folks who would later have to retrieve it out of the revene it had fallen into.
So if you happen to see a yellow hat lying deep in an underground stream on your visit, you'll know where it came from.
Guided tours through the caverns helped to make Seneca Caverns WV album fun. The tours are open to all ages. This portion of the park is great fun for the whole family.
You'll also have the opportunity, if you listen to your guide, to learn the difference between stalactites and stalagmites.
Stalactites are the ones that descend from the ceiling or downward. And Stalagmites form from below and reach toward the ceiling.
Seneca is the name of the Indian tribe that made these caverns their home. They had an oven for baking and cooking created fromt the natural molten rock.
One wall of the caves features a water fall that is now solid. You can still see the flow as if frozen in time and space.
Taking pictures is permitted throughout the tour. Your guide will even pause and let you take all you want. Our guide would stop and say, "I'll be right here when you are ready to continue."
But you are encouraged to take your photos quickly because there are set schedules for each tour.
Most of the caverns were under water for centuries. It was the natural flow of water that created the caverns we know today.
All of the pictures included in Seneca Caverns WV album were taken during our tour.
If you like low light photography, you will love this tour. The only time you are requested to not take pictures is for a few seconds of total darkness. You actually get to experience what it is like to be in total dark. You can't even see your hand in front of your face.
Did you know that too much time in total darkness can cause you to go blind? Don't worry though, the few seconds that you get to experience during this tour are safe for everyone.
Outside the caverns you'll find a complete Gemstone mining system. Water is sifted for precious stones just like they did when our nation was young.
Kids of all ages can be seen sifting for stones
We didn't take the time to do any sifting of gemstones on this visit. But many mom's, dad's, kids and even a grandpa and grandma or two were having a ball.
Over the years, hundreds of thousands of visitors of all ages have made the trip. Many a visitor reminisces about coming to Seneca Caverns as a child and then delights in bringing their own children for the journey. www.senecacaverns.com
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