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Meramec Caverns

I-44 W, Exit 230, Stanton, MO 63079
+1 800-676-6105
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A little underwhelmed

Now, based on the name I knew what to expect, and the history was interesting. It's worth the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jay K
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
Fantastic caverns!

We visited the Meramec Caverns on 10/14/2017, which was off season. We still ended up in a large... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kanda F
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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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.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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I-44 W, Exit 230, Stanton, MO 63079
+1 800-676-6105
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Now, based on the name I knew what to expect, and the history was interesting. It's worth the experience but that being said it felt like a tourist trap. More of nature on exhibition than trying to preserve the natural beauty. Lights and safety measures...More

Thank Jay K
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the Meramec Caverns on 10/14/2017, which was off season. We still ended up in a large group for the cavern tours but the tour guide was knowledgeable and personable and she kept the group moving. The caverns are absolutely worth a visit if...More

Thank Kanda F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured the caverns on a Friday, so it wasn't super busy. We only waited about 20 minutes for the next tour. The caverns remain at a constant 60 degrees year-round, so dress accordingly. Some of the pathways can be wet and a little slippery...More

Thank twwcda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really a great experience the cave is awesome and the Ice cream awesome! The river is beautiful!!!!!! And then the Zip Line is over the top!! Got to try this whole experience!!!! Good Times!!

Thank colleenryan2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This very interesting tour through the Meramec Caverns, located in Stanton, Missouri, is a fairly inexpensive way to tour through history. Are there 'direct links' between the alleged 'James Gang' hideout history and fact? Maybe..

Thank RsC_Renton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour is just under one and one half hours, but the time goes by fast. You need comfortable shoes and be able to walk over a mile. The tour guide explained the history of the caverns and the formations. At the end there was...More

Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Meramec caves on the 20.09.2017 as part of our trip down route 66! what an amazing time we had. We were very lucky as my husband and I were the only 2 on our tour. we had a lovely tour guide who's...More

1  Thank sparkle1987
Reviewed 13 September 2017

It is a beautiful cave that gives you a tour of a lifetime. I highly recommend this place and if you have never gone, it is well worth the trip.

Thank nana2x2016
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I was not impressed with Meramec Caverns at all. There are far too many people on the tour and the tour guides don't really give you much information. There are a few places where they stop and tell some interesting stories or share a few...More

Thank dr12
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The Meramec Caverns were a highly recommended Route 66 attraction and they did not disappoint. The caverns are very interesting and well decorated, a little commercial compared to what we are used to but beautiful all the same. The paths are well lit and relatively...More

Thank WeaselsGal
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Mary S
16 September 2017|
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Response from GuestX101 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is - mostly. There is a section that involves steps, but it s close to the end of the tour.
Carrie C
16 June 2017|
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Response from shellakers | Reviewed this property |
my husband said it's around $12 for adult ticket. Well worth the price, we thought!
24 May 2017|
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Response from 3horsecreek | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and we have a lot of nice pictures.