We started off by going to SkyBar Pizza, which is located on the top floor of the Crescent Hotel. The Crescent is a historic hotel in Eureka, & Laker & I actually did a ghost tour there during our honeymoon! We choose to eat our pizza on the balcony, because it's difficult to pass up such a gorgeous view!
We also attempted to use the observation deck, but the viewfinder thing didn't work. Boo.
First off, they have a pink ladies' room. & I am all about that.
For the actual tour, there is a path going through the cave. Each person is given headphones, & there are green lights along the path where you can push a button to get more audio information on the tour. As you push the buttons, the areas in the cave light up with the audio descriptions. So try to take your photos while things are lit! There's also a cave man to get a photo with. I was a bit worried because I had just had surgery about a month before & still didn't have tons of stamina, but this was easy to get through! The path made things simple, & there was only one small part in the cave where we had to duck to get through. Well... One part where I had to duck. There were a couple of places where the guys had to be a little more cautious not to hit their heads. The only time I really got nervous was at the very end, when the audio tour informed us that we were now standing directly under the highway we drove in on. I left that area pretty quick!
The whole tour takes about 30-45 minutes & is reasonably priced. I had never done a cave tour before, so it was definitely enjoyable & worth the crazy drive! There are a few stairs in places, & although there is a ramp to the gift shop, it's pretty steep, so I would say it's not accessible for everyone. But it is accessible to those with moderate limitations - as I said, I was still recovering & also have my other health issues, & I made it through without issues! The gift shop is also worth looking at, especially if you like rocks & gems. They had some gorgeous agate slice wind chimes that I was so tempted to buy (only about $15!) but I wasn't sure they'd make it home without breaking, with the piles of stuff we had to take back. Anyway, I definitely recommend checking out the cave if you're in the area! We had a good time, &