A non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the discovery, exploration, and conservation of caves and karst in the midwestern United States.

Trips & Events

Kansas City Area Grotto and West Music are sponsoring a concert by Violet and the Undercurrents (violetandtheundercurrents.com). Proceeds from the show go to general use by the grotto. The show is on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Doors open at 3:00pm. The location is the home of Rick and Kay Hines, 16525 Orchard Lane, Stillwell, KS. Bring your own adult beverages and chairs. No food please! A food truck will be on site. Parking is limited, so please carpool. There will also be an auction. Limit 150 tickets.

Buy your ticket online now:

Some grotto cave trips are by invitation only, but most trips and events are open to members and non-members alike. Attendance is always contingent on approval by the trip leader. The grotto has a limited amount of caving gear for loan to novice cavers. Our business meetings and pizza & beer gatherings afterward are always open to the public. They are the best way to meet members and get involved with the grotto. If you are interested in attending a trip or event, contact the trip leader listed in the calendar item details. Do NOT show up for cave trips unannounced; this will generally not be received well.

For more information on getting started with caving see the members page.

Trip Safety & Protocol

All KCAG lead trips follow established protocol for safe and responsible caving, including WNS decontamination. For more information read the NSS safety & techniques guide and white nose syndrome information.


Smartphones and ICS enabled desktop applications can subscribe to this calendar with the link below:


Trip Planners

Do you have a trip or event to add to the calendar? Use Google Calendar to add items to this calendar. If you do not have write privileges to the calendar contact the grotto to request permission.