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American Indians known as the Moqui are believed to have used this cave to store food 800 to 900 years ago. Times have changed since then, and so has the cave -- the ancient Moqui would be amazed by what they'd find here today. The Chamberlain family, descendants of Thomas and Mary Chamberlain, bought the cave in 1951, and the following year opened a tavern and dance hall in it. Although you can't order a drink today, the unique bar is still here, along with a huge collection of objects and artifacts that ranges from authentic dinosaur tracks (more than 140 million years old) to a beautiful fluorescent mineral display. You'll also see Native American pottery, spear points, and other art and artifacts. A large gift shop specializes in Native American arts and crafts.