Monday, July 30, 2012

Free Onondaga Cave tickets offered for locating bats

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Onondaga Cave  (Photo credit: jeffmgrandy)
You can win a Missouri State Parks prize package by watching for bats flying down our nation’s highways on the sides of U-Haul trucks.

This summer, U-Haul’s newest SuperGraphic features Onondaga Cave State Park near Leasburg and the red bat that makes its home in the woods of the park. The SuperGraphic is part of U-Haul’s “Venture Across America” campaign for its 1,900 new moving vans that travel all over the United States.  

As a part of its campaign, observant viewers can win a Missouri State Parks/U-Haul prize package by spotting these special U-Haul vans. When you spot a van with the special Onondaga Cave SuperGraphic, take a photo of it, upload it and indicate where you saw it. You will be automatically entered to win a prize package that includes four tickets to tour Onondaga Cave in Onondaga Cave State Park. Go to for more information and to upload your photo. Entries will be received through Aug. 31, 2012; one entry per person please.

Onondaga Cave is one of the state’s most outstanding caves and is a designated National Natural Landmark because of the number and quality of its cave formations. The cave is the main feature of Onondaga Cave State Park, which also includes a visitor center with displays about caves, a campground, trails, picnic sites and access to the Meramec River for fishing and canoeing. The park is located on Highway H off Interstate 44 at the Leasburg (#214) exit in Crawford County.