If you're not looking, you can walk right by the Dames Caves without noticing them.
Many people don't realize the Citrus County cave complex even exists inside the Withlacoochee State Forest. Still, the complex of ancient karst caves draws thousands of visitors every year.But that popularity is a blessing and a curse.
As more people learn the caves are there, more people are able to enjoy their stunning beauty. But increasingly, there is a price to pay for those visitors. The caves are rapidly deteriorating.
However, a conservation group is desperately trying to save the caves. FOX 35's Tom Johnson takes you on a tour of the caves.