Beneath the city of
St. Louis lies...
a limestone cave system which formed from an ancient lake.
People have used the caves for a few purposes since then. But that was long ago.
Everything seems to be covered in rust and grime now...
Entering the Cherokee Caves
The Cherokee Caves under St. Louis, MO have a long history: beer, a theatre, folly of all sorts.
There are currently no entrances that are legally accessible. But there are ways to gain access...
Let's open this door...
So much is layered down here in the caves. Limestone walls, fossils from now extinct creatures, modern bits of human acitivity.
We are a small impression in the lifetime of these caves.
The air is cool down here.
Take a deep breath in...