MISSOURI BEAUTY BIG SPRINGS IN VAN BUREN MO

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Gosh what a BEAUTIFUL place to visit .
The water was so blue and very cold. Just an amazing wonder here in Missouri. You can always find God’s Beauty here . Big Spring was one of Missouri’s first state parks. It was a state park from 1924 until 1969 when the people of Missouri donated it, along with Alley and Round Spring State Parks to the National Park Service to become a part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. A gift from Missouri to America.

The Big Spring area contains the Big Spring of course, but also a campground, a picnic area, a dining lodge, trails and housekeeping cabins. It is easily located four miles south of Van Buren at the end of State Route 103.

The Big Spring is sometimes called America’s biggest spring. In reality there are three contenders for that title: Big Spring, Idaho’s Snake River Spring Complex and Florida’s Silver Spring. Since the flow from springs varies with local rainfall, any of these three might be biggest on any given day depending on the weather in Missouri, Idaho and Florida! The truth is they are all about the same size.

In any case, at an average daily flow of 286 million gallons of water, Big Spring is an awesome sight and a geologic wonder. Underground passages carry water from as far as 45 miles away to emerge at the spring. Studies have shown that the water is carrying a load of dissolved limestone equivalent to 70 tons a day! This dissolved rock gives the spring its color and is also carving out a huge conduit underground. Should the spring ever go dry, a huge cave will be the result.

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http://www.nps.gov/ozar/planyourvisit/big-spring.htm

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Crystal City Underground The Cave of Ultimate SPORTS

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Crystal City Underground is the most unique place I have been. This cave has everything from Disc Golf, Sand Volleyball,  Poll Vaulting and Hugh Big Screen T.V.’s. with  a Bar for watching all sporting events and a barge to take you on a underground water trip! This is located in Crystal City , Mo. So if your ever in or near St. Louis you need to try to stop by for a tour. I had a blast!!

Please check them out on Facebook and at http://www.CrystalCityUnderground.com/

The CCU Complex Overview

CCU, a former sand mine, is located in Crystal Springs, Missouri and fronts Plattin Creek, within a mile of it’s intersection with the Mississippi River. It is 6,000,000 million square feet  of enclosed underground climate-controlled space. Approximately 200 acres.  It has 30-40 ft. ceilings.  The facility was originally created as a by-product of a sand mining operation. Consequently, thick pillars were systematically cut out of the rock, forming a asymmetrical grid.

Our Vision is to become a cultural and convention facility with the most unique sports and recreational amenities ever conceived to compliment our proposed green industrial facility.  Space is/will be available to extreme, recreational and Olympic venue sports operators and green industrial users. The CCU Sports & Industrial complex will be designed to accommodate separate access and common areas for each use. The floor plan of the facility will allow for easy build-out for your sports training needs. We are currently accepting business plans for consideration. Contact Us for more information, or take a look at our Rental Rates.

Kentucky Exposition Center

Our project is being patterned after the Kentucky Exposition Center.  The facility supports over 7,000 jobs and boasts over 1,000,000 square feet.  It is very successful bringing millions of dollars of tax revenue into the community and hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue from out of state visitors, that attend hundreds of events annually.  It is one of the ten largest in the world.  Our project at minimum will be double the size when completed.  Please visit the Kentucky Exposition Center ‘s website and browse their events and financial statements to understand what Crystal City Underground can be with community support.  Their website iswww.kyfairexpo.org.

Cooperation For Economic Development
Our hope is to expand our master plan in conjunction with Crystal City, The City of Festus, and Jefferson County for the benefit of all. We intend to focus our efforts to attract entrepreneurs that will develop:

  • Hotels and a marina on the Mississippi River.
  • RV, cabin, and campground facilities.
  • An equestrian center with hundreds of acres of trails in an unspoiled natural atmosphere.
  • New residential developments.
  • Who is behind CCU?
  • Crystal City Underground Sports Complex is the concept of Tom Kerr, President and Owner of Fiesta Corporation. More…

Available to view upon Appointment.

(314) 581-2582  Tom Kerr

(314) 807-0130  Kathy Wasserman

700 Crystal Avenue

Crystal City, MO 63019

                                                   

My Adventure in Pickle Springs Natural Area Rock Climbing Walking Trails and Natural Springs

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The adventure today was so incredible! Who new going out today hiking would take me through time. I laugh now because who knew that a 2 mile hike would feel like 10 miles because of the terrain. Boulders and rocks,cliffs and springs that were all over Crawling in and out , Through narrow rock walkways and cavelike walk ing paths with the coldest water dripping down. JUST BEAUTIFUL! YOU JUST NEVER KNEW WHAT WAS NEXT…

I will wake up tomorrow feeling my adventure lol… Here are some facts and some fun pictures of my hiking fun. 

This is a Natural  Spring  and ends up into this beautiful pond of crystal clear water.


 

 

                   

                                                             IF YOU LOOK CLOSE IT ALMOST LOOKS LIKE A TURTLE 

                                                                       

Almost forgot “Me” Crawling LOL:)    

THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAINS !! MADE IT! YEAH!