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Nice Tour but have seen better caverns

Really interesting tour through a very large cavern (it actually goes 25 miles so we only saw a... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2018
Santa Ana, California
Beautiful Cave, OK Tour

Meramec Caverns is definitely the most well known show cave in the area. It is a beautiful cave... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this tour on our drive to St Louis from Ft. Leonard Wood. It was a good stop and not a very expensive cost. It probably wasn't one of the most amazing caverns I have seen but the end show was amazing! And the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Metamic coverns was my third caverns experience and it did not disappoint me. When my mother in law came, we want to take her to a caverns as she not seen any before and she liked the under-earth experience.we have been to a nearby caverns...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 514shijut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was wonderful. Beautiful natural wonders, Great tour guide, Reasonable price, Really neat and unique formations, Remember to bring a sweater / sweatshirt ... it is cool in the cave - TRAVELED September 2016

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank michelleQ2022
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

We went to Meramec Caverns and had Blake as a guide, and it was amazing! He's funny, wise and informative. And in just an hour we learned so much about caves and Jesse James. Definitely recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alyssa B
Reviewed 15 November 2018

Really interesting tour through a very large cavern (it actually goes 25 miles so we only saw a small part). Much more to it then other caverns we have visited, but they had much larger and impressive areas. This had water through most of it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Took a spur of the moment ride to the caverns. Even took our dog. For 5bucks you get a padlock to put dog in a kennel and when you come back and return the lock, you get the 5 bucks back. Nice deal. Great hike...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ajfults
Reviewed 25 October 2018

This attraction is well worth any diversion. Tours are run by very knowledgeable guides and the subtle lighting inside the cavern really makes the most of the natural wonders that the cavern holds. There are formations that are millions of years in the making and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Meramec Caverns is definitely the most well known show cave in the area. It is a beautiful cave with a big legend they certainly play up. In fact the tour guide will likely tell you more about Jesse James than the actual cave itself. And...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank DuneBug2
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Another world famous natural wonder. The formation of Stalactites and Stalagmites are really amazing. The temperature inside the cave is 60 degrees all year round. It is well preserved, lighting is good and they put path walk with railings to be safe. Better join the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 132manolitom
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

This was beautiful! So much beauty to see and amazing things to learn! Jeremy was a wonderful, funny, very informative and smart guide! Wonderful experience! Will be taking the kids back to see it!

Date of experience: October 2018
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12 July 2018|
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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|
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Response from jennb788 | Reviewed this property |
Active military and veterans also receive discounted admission with ID.