We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Stunning!! Don’t go during high crowds though.

We were on our way home from St. Louis and our kids were restless so we decided to take a detour to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Camdenton, Missouri
via mobile
Logan's second cave

We had visited this cave about 40 years and decide to take our 5 years old grandson . we went on a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Daniel W
Read all 622 reviews
All photos (526)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“jesse james”(65 reviews)
“light show”(52 reviews)
“zip line”(59 reviews)
Discovered in 1716 and later used as a hideout for the notorious Jesse James, this large cavern contains five floors of unusual formations.
I-44 W, Exit 230, Stanton, MO 63079
+1 800-676-6105
Reviews (622)
Filter reviews
579 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsjesse jameslight showzip linetour guidegod bless americagift shoplight jacketwine roombring a jacketcolored lightscave formationsnatural beautyboat ridewalking tourfudgeyear roundother attractions
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 579 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great for a stop on a hot day or just to explore. I was there at end of day and was nice to have a small group. Tour guide, Connor, did a wonderful job and was very informative! Definitely recommend!

Thank Esther S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on our way home from St. Louis and our kids were restless so we decided to take a detour to Meramac. We went on probably the hottest day of the year. This place was packed. You could probably spend a week on the...More

4  Thank kristinh868
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had visited this cave about 40 years and decide to take our 5 years old grandson . we went on a Monday so our group was on 15 people . The tour was interesting but they should invest in LED lighting to protect the...More

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our three year old to tour the cave. It is a lot of walking with stairs but the amazing scenery is easily worth it. They do have a kennel for dogs. There is also a motel, campground, zip line, float trips and a...More

1  Thank Mtn16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with a tour group to the caverns. The guided tour took about an hour. Our guide used a microphone so it was not difficult to hear. The cave is beautiful, with great stories about Jesse James and what it was used for during the...More

2  Thank showmemo61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The history of the caverns, from the Civil War to Jesse James, and the types of formations is interesting. It is privately owned and operated. Tour is about an hour and you walk a little over a mile. Tour was very crowded and if you...More

1  Thank patricia m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and daughter visited the caverns...I sat outside in the heat with my dog. No dogs allowed. They said the caverans were amazing and the history was told well. The caverns are in the middle if a nice camping area. There was also a...More

Thank 81Abbott
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Abit pricey to go for the tour: $58.56 for 2 adults and a child. The tour was alot of fun for the kids. The youngest got in free. It stayed a consistent 60 degrees in the cave while it was 93 degrees plus outside. Nice...More

Thank Mama23boys
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After being in Carlsbad Caverns, and even two Texas caves-Natural Bridge and Inner Space, Meramec was just okay. According to their map, there are lots of undeveloped paths and Caverns, so it does have potential. I guess the big draw is the story of the...More

1  Thank TexasLibraryLady
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Had a great time!! It is worth the side trip. They serve Blue Bunny Ice Cream, have a fudge shop... yummmm 😃 You can take a boat trip, go canoeing or rafting. The caverns are beautiful!! You can camp the campgrounds are VERY CLEAN or...More

1  Thank Roxana B
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
12 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Dan D | Reviewed this property |
I have not been to the Fantastic Caverns yet. But, Meramec Caverns is definitely something to experience! Sorry I couldn’t help more.
1 July 2018|
Response from Nyormirror | Reviewed this property |
No rides. 2/3 of the caves are handicap accessible but with someone physically fit to push or hold a wheelchair due to the incline of the ramps and dampness.
Nicholas F
3 June 2018|
Response from Andrew S | Reviewed this property |
$21.75 - Adults $11.50 - Children ages 5-11 Children 4 and under are free There are coupons and groupons for the cave tour available though.