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Lights Under Louisville

December 11, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

MEGA Cavern Lights Under LouisvilleDeep beneath Louisville a light is shining …er, make that 2,000,000 lights: it’s Lights Under Louisville!

Lights Under Louisville is the world’s only fully underground, drive-through, Christmas light show and it’s held in Louisville’s MEGA Cavern.

Louisville’s MEGA Cavern is a man-made attraction; it started out in the 1930’s as “Louisville Crushed Stone,” a limestone quarry that yielded over 42 years worth of rock for the state’s construction projects. During the 1960’s, Louisville’s MEGA Cavern was seen as a potential bomb shelter, able to withstand not just nuclear attacks but jet-liner crashes, tornadoes, and other end-of-world scenarios. Instead, in 1989 it was purchased by a group of investors who saw other potential uses and the massive, limestone quarry’s 4,000,000 square feet of space was slowly repurposed into an environmentally-conscious, high security commercial storage facility and much, much more.

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