The cave extends 1/4 mile into the limestone and marble that flanks the base of the Snake Range. We already toured Mammoth and Wind Caves, both of which are also National Parks.
So we decide to see what the difference would be, and were glad that we did take the tour. This is a smaller but interesting cave. One of the biggest differences is that in other caves you had to stand back behind barriers, but in this cave you could walk between and next to all of the formations. You were instructed to “do not touch” before the tour. Lehman Caves entrance is right behind the Great Basin National Park visitors center.
Great Basin was named a National Monument in 1922 and made a National Park in 1985.
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