Caves With The Tallest Stalagmite


Sounds weird. Caves with the tallest stalagmite? Of course there should be only one tallest stalagmite in the World!

The following list is a try to collect caves which once had the tallest stalagmite of the world. Some of those stalagmites really were the tallest for some time, other cave owner just ignored other parts of the world. Many of the caves still tell the legend of the biggest stalagmite on cave tours, others do not. So if you visited one of this caves and you are told the tale, you know better. And if you visited a cave with such a legend which is not on the list, please contact us!


 Zhi Jin Cave, Hen Hitting Cave, China There is a tallest stalagmite of the world in a cave in China, in Zhejiang province. They talk about 70m tall formations. We believe that this is the true number one, if 70m is correct.
 Cueva San Martin Infierno, Cuba The world's tallest stalagmite, according to Dave Bunnell, is 67.2m high.
A cave in Matin mountain karst on  Cuba This cave is not open to the public, but it has the tallest stalagmite of the world, which is 63m high.
 Grotta Ispinigoli, near Dorgali, Italy Europe's tallest stalagmite. It is 38m tall.
 Krásnohorská Jaskyna, near Rožnava, Slovakia Rožnava Cavers' Stalagmite is 32m tall and about 15m across. It is said to appear in the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest stalagmite in the world.
 Aven Armand, France This tallest stalagmite of the world is 30m tall.
Gruta do Janelão at  Minas Gerais in Brazil This cave is not open to the public, but it has the tallest stalagmite of the world, which is 28m tall.
 Carlsbad Caverns, U.S.A. This cave-rich Park offers various extraordinary superlatives. The 27m high Monarch in Slaughter Canyon Cave, is dubbed one of the world's tallest columns, whatever this means. Ogle Cave contains Bicentennial Column, which is the second-tallest free standing column in the world, being 33.5m tall.
 Ling Shan Cave, Hangzhou, cn The tallest stalagmite of Asia is located in Hangzhou, and is 24.5m high.
 Gap Cave, Cumberland Gap Park, Kentucky, USA The Pillar of Hercules was once thought to be tallest stalagmite in the world. It is 19m tall and 10m in circumference.
 Cathedral Caverns, USA Goliath is the world's biggest stalagmite, 13.7m tall and 74m in circumference. The cave also has the world's widest show cave entrance, 7.6m high by 38.4m wide. And it holds four more "world records". Definitely there are even two more world records: cave with worlds most faked world records and cave with the coolest and most educated cave guides in the world.
 Meramec Caverns, MO, USA. The most famous formation in the cave, the Stage Curtain, is called the largest single cave formation in the world. It measures 21m high, 18m wide and 11m thick.
 Cathedral Cave, Wellington, Australia Another tallest stalagmite in the world, 15m tall and 32m in circumference.
 Wyandotte Caves, Indiana, USA In the Senate Chamber, 45m long and 17m wide, a stalagmite called Pillar of the Constitution 10m tall and 20m wide is shown.
 Darband Cave, Iran This cave is advertised being "the largest cave in the country containing the tallest stalagmite columns". However, they do not give the length nor the heigh of the columns. They not even specify, if it is the tallest stalagmite of the country or of the world.

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