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Smallin Civil War Cave

3575 N Smallin Rd, Ozark, MO 65721-6290
+1 417-551-4545
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We recently took our second visit to Smallin Cave. The cave is a nice hour tour with lots of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ozark, Missouri
via mobile
Definitely worth the trip

My family loves local history and this tour did not disappoint. We really enjoyed all of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kim G
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Discovered in 1818, Smallin Cave’s breathtaking ten-story arch will lead you into rich human history, unusual geology and rare cave life. One-hour guided tours, Open year-round.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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3575 N Smallin Rd, Ozark, MO 65721-6290
+1 417-551-4545
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We recently took our second visit to Smallin Cave. The cave is a nice hour tour with lots of beauty. We had 2 tour guides and they shared lots of great details about the cave and history. The staff is very friendly and we enjoyed...More

Thank Penny_is_picky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family loves local history and this tour did not disappoint. We really enjoyed all of the stories about this cave, especially regarding the Indians and the prehistoric era. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Would love to come back and do the wild...More

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had an awesome tour with the owner, Kevin! He is beyond knowledgeable and was awesome with keeping our 6 and 3 year old boys engaged and interested. Great people! Highly recommend visiting if you are anywhere in the area! Thank you!!

Thank blacktopsilvia
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Great little tour with a lot of history and story to go with it. Have your camera ready the entrance itself it worth the visit.

1  Thank Posh2012
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I grew up in Missouri yet had never heard of this cave, so when we heard about it we saved it for a day trip, while the cave is small the trip is easy and most anyone can make it, our guide was great. Nice...More

1  Thank Sheryl G
Reviewed 2 March 2017

As we traveled off peak everywhere was very quiet and slow, we were not sure that the cave would be open for tourists yet but we were pleasantly surprised. As a tour was not due for a couple of hours we left for lunch and...More

3  Thank Gill M
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Smallin Civil War Cave is an easy to drive from Springfield, Missouri - about a 30 min. drive one way. Good place to visit for all ages. Your ticket includes a guided walking tour that takes about an hour. You will be walking on a...More

2  Thank OrlandoIrene
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide was an archaeologist, geologist and historian - and Indian language singer - quite a guy. He talked knowledgeably and interestingly at whatever level of detail you cared to ask. Really enjoyed this - thanks.

Thank Cjw91
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a really cool cave because of the history behind it, and also the enormity of it. I would highly recommend any history buff to visit this place.

1  Thank Crystal S
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

It's worth the side trip to Smallin Civil War cave to see the wonders of God-made nature. We arrived on a Monday morning & spent time perusing the gift shop & waiting for a tour to start. We were paired up with a hilarious, friendly...More

Thank DopplerDaveTN
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How frequent are the tours? We are road tripping with many stops and not a true schedule, what are the chances it works out? ;o)
1 February 2017|
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Response from me-dfg | Reviewed this property |
The tours are frequent and the people are devoted to making you happy. It's a real pleasure to find a company who puts the customer first and treats them with friendliness and respect. This tour is also handicapped... More
Erica M
How much does this tour cost?
20 April 2015|
Response from Michael C |
It costs $16.95 per adult and $8.95 per child, plus tax.