Marianna Travel Guide

  • statue of civilian conservation corps cave worker
    statue of civilian conservation corps...
    by grasshopper_6
  • Things to Do
    by grasshopper_6
  • Things to Do
    by grasshopper_6

Marianna Things to Do

  • grasshopper_6's Profile Photo

    by grasshopper_6 Written Oct 5, 2013

    Florida Caverns State Park is something everyone should see when they come to Florida. Its not well known that there are caves here - but there are.

    They have a very nice ranger-led tour of one of the larger caves and a self guided hiking trail which takes you through a smaller cave - like tunnel. There is also a museum dedicated to the civilian conservation corps workers and some nice places to swim

    Related to:
    • Photography
    • National/State Park
    • Hiking and Walking

    Was this review helpful?

  • doug48's Profile Photo

    by doug48 Updated Jun 18, 2011

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    located near the town of marianna is florida caverns state park. florida caverns is the largest cave in florida. the cave has a beautiful collection of stalactites, stalagmites. flowstone, and rimstone pools. also you can see the hidden river. this is a small creek that flows underground and reemergers to the surface in two places in the park. the park has an interesting history. the area around marianna was originally settled by native americans over a thousand years ago. the cave was used for burials and as a shelter. the first european to visit the cave was friar barreda in 1693. during the seminole war indians would hide in the cave to escape andrew jackson's troops. during the civil war southern refugess would hide from union troops in the cave. the visitor center was built in 1936 as a CCC project. the park also offers camping, canoeing, hiking, and horseback riding. a very interesting place to visit when in northwest florida.

    florida caverns visitor center
    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture
    • National/State Park

    Was this review helpful?

  • by novw Updated Apr 4, 2011

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Did you know, there are actual PUBLIC caves in the state of Florida ? Real ones, not created by Disney ?

    I discovered these caves by accident, I was driving aimelesly in the northern parts of the state, just enjoying the scenery, when all of the sudden I saw a sign: "Florida caverns". It took a while to sink in, but than I decided to investigate. Caverns in Florida ??

    Yes, and they are real cool too. And most defenitely worth a visit. From the parking it is a 5 minute walk to the booth. After buying a ticket you are molded into a group and taken on a 3/4 hour tour.
    I am unfamiliar with US caves in general, but as European I have seen formations I have never seen before in any other cave. Beware of temperature drops, and stairs... Lots of stairs.

    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    See more pictures in the travelogue

    inside florida caverns
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Mountain Climbing
    • National/State Park

    Was this review helpful?

Marianna Hotels

See all 24 Hotels in Marianna

Marianna Restaurants

  • biltwn93's Profile Photo

    by biltwn93 Written Mar 5, 2003

    The staff here do an excellent job doing things the way Dave Thomas wanted them to. Fresh, hot, quality food served the way you want it and done quickly.

    Favorite Dish: Double-no cheese! And the CHILI!!!!

    Was this review helpful?

Marianna Warnings and Dangers

  • biltwn93's Profile Photo

    by biltwn93 Written Aug 13, 2003

    People in this area are pretty much "Can do" people. This is due to the service side being such poor quality. From home repairs(Plumbing repair, electricla repair, pool services, yard care, roofing-just look up in any business and see the ceiling tile stains) to just plain shopping-the service is poor at best.
    So, most folks learn to do things themselves.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Marianna

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

67 travelers online now

Comments

Marianna Travel Guide
Map of Marianna

View all Marianna hotels