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Explore a cave, winery, and mansion ruins during 50 Plus Day Trip on Sept. 26
POSTED: 09/06/2017
Spend the day exploring the exquisite Bridal Cave in Missouri, during a late September day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

This trip is called Underground Exploration. A guide will explain the formation of the giant columns, delicate soda straws, and massive draperies throughout the cave. It’s believed that this cavern has more onyx formations than any other known cave or cavern. Enjoy a wine tasting and lunch at one of the local wineries. After lunch, make a stop at Ha Ha Tonka State Park to see the ruins of an early 20th century stone mansion which was modeled after European castles from the 16th century. During this tour some points of interest may require a fair amount of stairs.

To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under travel. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “day trip.”

This trip will leave at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, and return at approximately 6 p.m. that day. The cost is for this nine and one-half-hour day trip, including admissions, lunch, and transportation, is $79 per person. For more information or to register, call (913) 826-3030 or register online at

While JCPRD’s 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.

Printed copies of the My JCPRD Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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