There’s an underground movement taking place just down the road from Branson, Missouri that you must see, it’s called Talking Rocks Cavern!
Talking Rocks Cavern in Branson West is a place of great beauty and an underground cathedral home to marvelous stalagmites and stalactites. Stalagmites and stalactites are pointy formations found in limestone caves: one points up, the other points down. When water flows down through the ground and into a cave, it dissolves a mineral called calcite (a major building block of limestone) and carries it through cracks in the ceiling. The dripping water leaves behind traces of calcite, which slowly builds up on the ceiling until a stalactite takes shape, hanging down like an icicle. Water from the end of the stalactite leaves more calcite in a pile on the cave floor, and pretty soon a cone-like stalagmite forms. (source: Kidsdiscover.com)
No worries if you don’t know the difference between a stalagmite or stalactite. The very knowledgeable and friendly staff at Talking Rocks Cavern will explain the differences to you when you take a tour!