OZARK, Mo.-- Most of us are cranking up the air conditioning and staying indoors as much as possible, but some are visiting a place that's comfortably cool year round. The tour begins out in the heat, but before you know it, the temperature drops about 40 degrees.
"We thought this would be a cool place to bring them," said James Pinson, who brought his visiting family members because it's both fascinating and physically cool.
"I couldn't get them out of the house!" Pinson said.
It's Smallin Cave near Ozark, a place with natural air conditioning.
"We're normally pretty busy in July and August anyway, because a cave's a great place to go when it's hot," said Wanetta Bright, co-owner of Smallin Cave.
People have taken advantage of the cave's average 60-degree air for hundreds of years, including the Indians and European pioneers.
"You can definitely understand why the pioneers loved this place. They used to come in and have big picnics in July and August," said Bright.