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Address: 7556 Highway H, Leasburg, MO 65535-9136
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Descend into the depths of Onondaga Cave State Park and drop into a world...

Descend into the depths of Onondaga Cave State Park and drop into a world of wonder: towering stalagmites, dripping stalactites, and active flowstones help make the cave a National Natural Landmark and illustrate why Missouri is often called “The Cave State.” Visitors can take guided tours into the underground wonderland. But if you prefer the surface, the park’s Vilander Bluff Natural Area provides a panoramic view of the Meramec River. Easy access to the Meramec River allows visitors to canoe or fish in a bucolic setting.

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Great paved trail

For starters, I'd love to give the cave 5 stars but we didn't get to go into it, so I'm basing my 4 stars on the part we got to see. I looked all over the website and never saw... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
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67 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

For starters, I'd love to give the cave 5 stars but we didn't get to go into it, so I'm basing my 4 stars on the part we got to see. I looked all over the website and never saw the information that you couldn't go in the cave without going through the visitor's center/on a tour which was closed... More 

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ocsp7556, Manager at Onondaga Cave State Park, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you loved the Blue Heron Trail! This is a new addition to the surface at the park. Many visitors in addition to yourself have commented on it. We are sorry to hear that you did not get to tour the cave. We will be opening again for the 2017 season on April 14. Our... More 

Poplar Bluff, MO
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106 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We toured this cave while on a weekend outing. The cave has many beautiful features and the walkways are wide with handrails along the whole way. There are a few stairs, but mostly there are ramps, although some are pretty steep, so if you have trouble negotiating things like that you might want to reconsider. The only issue we had... More 

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Wesley Chapel, United States
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83 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I was staying in the area over the weekend on a business trip. Saw the signs on I44 and checked in out online. Looked interesting so I decided to go. So happy I went. It really is an amazing natural formation to see. Our tour guide Cara did a great job explaining everything about the cave, different formations, its history,... More 

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Thank Robert S
Wentzville, Missouri
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2016

My family went to see the cave and do a hike. The cave tour guide was fun and told many jokes. You could he enjoyed his job. The cave itself was interesting had some very beautiful formations. The hike was nice and well marked. Next time I wouldn't mind camping and having a little more time to enjoy the sites.

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Thank Nancy M
Liberty Lake, Washington, United States
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2016

It was a great experience! Being in a huge cave with many natural formations was awe inspiring! We traveled with small children and a stroller. The older kids 10 and 7 enjoyed the tour. Nice pathway with railings. Nearby river to float and swim in. Beautiful area!

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Thank Tiena N
Memphis, Tennessee
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Keegan and Mitchell knew there stuff. They were so helpful in answering guesting and letting us know about the cave. The cave itself was a comfortable 57 degrees and on a hot day was nice. Seeing some of the formations and hear how they formed and how long was very interesting.

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Thank Sonja B
Lake st. louis
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We recently visited Onondaga cave state park with a 13-year-old and a 15-year-old. It was amazing! We have been to Meramac Caverns, and this state park is much grander. Many different colors in the cave. The caves were very vast! Our tour guide Truman was excellent. I highly recommend a visit on a hot summer day. You won't be disappointed.... More 

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New Haven, Missouri
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43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

My friend and I took the Cathedral Cave Tour. It was excellent. We loved only having flashlights to see in the cave. Most caves have lights set up throughout the cave. We saw a grotto salamander and a cave salamander and a bat. The tour guide was very informative and pleasant to listen to for the entire tour. In no... More 

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Thank Arvan2013
Missouri
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The cave is awesome. The campground is very nice. Campground is clean and quiet. You can walk on many trails and the river is in walking distance. The camp sites are roomy and not to close together. Beautiful place to stay at a very reasonable price.

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Thank missouritravilers
Saint Louis, Missouri
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We come here about once per year with our camper...we love the pristine condition of the cave as well as the small campground with super clean bath/shower houses and fun trails to walk. One of our favorites!

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