Intrigued, we coughed up the $2- (I think it was for just us adults) and went into this bizarre "house" like barn and began our self guided tour. If I recall, there was one room full of glow in the dark paint and posters surrounded by black lights to illuminate the colors. There was also a room with everything on the ceiling, but the room with the most fun was the slanted room that eventually got smaller and smaller as you approached the tiny door at the end. Was it worth the entrance fee, probably not! But we are now able to make claim that we now have the answers to the Mystery at the Mystery house in Cave City Kentucky.As fun as all this strange but really cool tourist stuff was, what we were really looking forward to was Mammoth Cave, which, by the way is the areas largest tourist attraction and perhaps why this little odd town exists in the first place.
After the cave we enjoyed time at the relic of a hotel (also I am sure dated back to the 50's), but it had a pool, an ice machine and a tv so we were all well suited for the evening. I wish we had found the TP camp grounds and stayed in one of those, but maybe next time.
Talk about old time tourist fun! I absolutely LOVED this place. I have always been a sucker for history and even if it is as corney as this theme park was it was so much wild west fun. The actual park is NOTHING like any theme park I've ever been to, the only ride we took was a chair lift that took us up the mountain to the grounds where this replica of an old west town sat filled with gun slingers and chorus girls. We toured the shops and entered the pub, visited the jail house and got a view of the horse stalls (although there were no horse anywhere in this town, I guess spurs were not needed, although most of these cowboys had them on their boots. We watched a gun fight in the center of town, and were lucky to see the survivors (all of them) willing to pose for a picture with two of my kids.
We rounded out the Wild West day with a visit to the Saloon (no one ordered sassafras) for a chorus girl show. These ladies really kicked up their heels. The fun part was the cowboys in the audience, who were loud and unruly throughout the show, they stirred up the crowd and encouraged such antics. There was some invites to join on the stage but we passed the opportunity. (I just cannot kick that high...)
The days well spent, we ended our Cave City adventure and headed towards a more modern affair, and much less dusty. Although at a horse stable, one would expect a lot of dust, but not this one. I will give more about Lands End Horse Farm in another Friday Flashback.
I will never forget the fun we had at Cave City. If in the area again I would have to make a stop even if it was to get another glimpse at Big Mo.