We are somewhat interested in touring a cave while we're out in the Black Hills this summer.
Our son is 6 years old and is a little uncertain in dark places and/or new situations. If we talked to him ahead of time about what to expect, he would most likely be fine going in a cave.
We also would rather not have to make a reservation. We kind of just like to explore at our own pace and if we got really interested and busy somewhere else, we wouldn't want to have to rush through it in order to make it to our cave reservation on time. We just like a "make our own schedule, laid back" atmosphere while vacationing. Plus if we decided at the last minute not to do a cave tour, I don't want to have to worry about cancelling reservations, etc......or if we decided to do a cave tour on a different day than we originally thought.
So anyways.....are there any caves where you don't need a reservation? Another plus would be a cave that's more wide open and perhaps a shorter tour that would help our son feel more comfortable, etc.