Lehman Caves Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Known as Nevada’s very first monument, Lehman Caves is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a very special lineup of events spanning throughout 2022, from deep-diving into the cave with only a lantern to guide you to enjoy the annual Great Basin Astronomy Festival. 

Located inside of the Great Basin National Park, Lehman Caves became Nevada’s first national monument in 1922. The spot features one of the largest, awe-inspiring underground cave systems in all of Nevada. While most caves around the world have a few shield formations, Lehman has more than 300 spanning the space. Some critters, like bats, spiders and other unique insects, can be spotted inside the cave’s ecosystem. 

In honor of the cave, the Great Basin National Park will unveil the highly anticipated Wheeler Peak Campground and feature a fun lineup of events like a special lantern-lit cave tour, an astronomy train taught by Northern Nevada Railway, cooking demonstrations of sourdough and butter, and speeches from local government officials and park experts. (You can view the full lineup of events with dates here.)

The main event, of course, is the rededication ceremony on August 6, where the visitors will join in the cave fun with special guest speakers, dignitaries, birthday cake, drinks, live music and fun for the whole family including exciting cave tours.

Be sure to keep an eye on the page for new event announcements and updates/changes on any dates due to weather. The fun will be happening year-round, and you do not want to miss out on this celebration. 

To learn more about Lehman Caves’ 100th anniversary events, visit www.nps.gov.

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