A Cave Used As A Cold War Fallout Shelter Is Now A Million Dollar Home

The Ozark Mountains Hide Plenty of Caves

ozark-mountains-635744428
Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images
Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

The Ozark Mountains make up a great amount of Northern Arkansas, as well as portions of Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas. The land includes springs, losing streams, sinkholes, and caves. Some of the rocks found in the Ozarks are hundreds of millions of years old.

The combination of mountains and caves was an attractive option for John Hay as he sought to find a safe place to build a shelter in the early ’80s with the threat of nuclear war.