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Alabaster Caverns State Park, Freedom

#9 of 57 in Nature in Oklahoma
State Park · Nature / Park
Alabaster Caverns State Park is a 200-acre (0.81 km2) state park approximately 4.5 miles (7.2 km) south of Freedom, Oklahoma, United States near Oklahoma State Highway 50. The park attracted 24,706 visitors in FY 2016, The lowest count of the three parks in its part of Oklahoma. According to the Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, the park Previously attracted about 40,000 visitors per year. It is home to the largest natural gypsum cave in the world that is open to the public. The gypsum is mostly in the form of alabaster. There are several types of alabaster found at the site, including pink, white, and the rare black alabaster. This black alabaster can be found in only three veins in the world, one each in Oklahoma, Italy and China. Another form of gypsum can be found in the many selenite crystal formations.
The state is currently considering closing Alabaster Caverns State Park for budgetary reasons.
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  • There is a $10 fee for the tour and they start on the hour. They drive you from the office to the caverns in a van. We were the only two people there and got a private tour. The caverns are...  more »
  • We stopped here the day after Thanksgiving and we were the only two on one of the hourly tours. Lots of bats in hibernation and cool formations. I saw people complain on prior reviews about going in....  more »
  • So many people gave the negative reviews about this and really I don't what people say about it. All I know is that we had an awesome time going there and seeing the sites on the way here.. our tour guide she was awesome and she made us laugh and it was just a fun time and oh I almost forgot watch out for the snapping turtle and the buffalo. If you are lucky you might get to pet the salamander in there too!
  • This was a fair experience. Staff was friendly and informative. Downside is that it's in the middle of nowhere. Drove 3 hrs for a 45min. Walk through cave. Nothing else to do after the cave unless you want to take one of the walking trails. It was 95 degrees, so no thank you.

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