Join Destination Oklahoma on an excursion out west to the Alabaster Caverns and Selman Bat Caves! The highlight of the 200-acre Alabaster Caverns State Park is the cavern formed of alabaster, a rare form of gypsum, making it the largest natural gypsum cave in the world that is open to the public and the only gypsum show cave in the United States. Following our trek through the Caverns, we’ll enjoy a picnic dinner before heading to the Selman Bat Cave Wildlife Management Area between Freedom and Woodward, which is an area protected by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. Each summer, visitors make the trip to see over a million bats take to the skies at night during special Bat Watch events. The Mexican free-tailed bats return to this 340-acre plot of land in northwestern Oklahoma each year as part of their migratory path. They travel 1,400 miles each spring to give birth and raise their young in this protected wildlife area. The bats are loved by farmers and ranchers for eating all sorts of pests, and the bat is Oklahoma’s official state flying mammal for its special relationship with the Sooner state. The area is also home to porcupines, Texas horned lizards, larks, great-crested flycatchers and many other animals.
Admission & Guided Tour at Alabaster Caverns
Admission & Guided Tour at the Selman Bat Caves
Picnic Dinner and Beverage
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