Lincoln Caverns was a neat experience. Upon arrival, you can purchase admission to the cave/guided tour. Tours leave regularly so you won't wait long. Adult tickets were around $14. Children 4-12 were half that (or about the same price for a combo ticket). My 3 year old got in free. The combo ticket includes panning for gems. My kids loved panning for gems, I'd recommend purchasing it. After the tour of the cave, you are given a bag of "dirt" (it's not luck, your kids will find the gems/minerals inside). Our cave guide was Ariel. She was incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and great with kids. The caverns can be a tiny-bit dangerous. There are steep steps, narrow passageways and wet walkways. There are also handrails and it is well-lit. Our guide also let us know where we should duck and warned us of spots that were especially slick or steep. You shouldn't let safety concerns stop you from visiting unless you are accompanied by someone who is quite elderly or unfit. There were no incidents during my visit and I imagine very few people ever get hurt. Traversing the cave is a very slow process.
It was fun, memorable and a good way to spend the afternoon. I learned some terminology, a little about bats and the history of the attraction. The price will keep me away for a bit, but once you've seen it--you've seen it, there isn't much appeal to return soon anyway.
If you're visiting the area, I'd recommend travelling 30-40 minutes to Trough Creek afterwards to fill-out a "natural-wonder" day.
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