White Gravel Mines Christmas Caves feature a unique telling of the birth of Jesus in November and December each year. It is located in Minford, Ohio.
White Gravel Mines Production is a non-profit that offers free, dramatic educational events to spread the Word of Jesus. White Gravel Mines of Minford, Ohio, began as a white quartz gravel mine under south central Ohio’s hills in the early 1900s.
In 2016, the non-profit started the Christmas Cave in the gravel mines, and it has become the most visited event of the year. Tens of thousands of visitors have made this an annual tradition.
The Christmas Cave tells the story of the birth of Jesus, and the Easter Cave in the Spring tells the rest of the story.
All ages are welcome! Enjoy the beautiful lights, see the story of Jesus, and try some delicious barbeque. No pets allowed. RSVP for bus groups.
It is a self-guided tour that involves a lot of walking. The path is clearly marked, and you can visit at your own pace. Benches are available throughout the display. Limited mobility assistance is available.
Have your picture taken inside the enchanting caves by a professional photographer. Christmas Cave merchandise is available, too!
I went through the cave for the first time today, and it was amazing. The cave was slightly warmer than the outside, but the setup was beautiful. There were multiple decorated trees and beautiful biblical scenes. Every scene had a banner with information. Pictures don’t do it justice, and I don’t want to spoil it for you. It took roughly an hour for me and my 12 year old niece to get through, and she told me to add that it was amazing.PartiallyOblivious (GoogleReviews)
Cindy’s Insider Ohio Tips!
This was quite the experience. I would suggest arriving when they open as it gets very busy as the night goes on. To enter the caves you do have to walk up a steep hill. There are two parking lots available. There are food trucks and port-a-johns available.
Where is White Gravel Mines Christmas Caves Located?
- Address: 4007 White Gravel McDaniel Road, Minford, Ohio 45653
- Phone: 740-820-6161 | Website | Facebook
Photo credits: Cindy Gordon of VisitOhioToday.com
More Winter Fun in Ohio
Are you looking for more to do this winter? Check out these suggestions: Take a ride on the Polar Express! Pick out your own Christmas tree at Christmas Tree Farms in Ohio, go to the historic Clifton Mill to see the beautiful Clifton Mill Christmas Lights, and visit Otway Bridge – beautiful at Christmas, also stunning year-round!