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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 2 days ago
Meramec Caverns

Another world famous natural wonder. The formation of Stalactites and Stalagmites are really... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Manolito M
Reviewed 3 days ago 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!

Thank Kindra C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped here on a whim and really loved it. Our tour guide was good and had been there a long time. It was our first time in a cavern and loved it. So many beautiful formations and learning about the history was neat

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our family did a day trip to Meramec Caverns. It was really awe inspiring and beautiful. The tour lasts about an hour and a half. The first part is about the history of the use of the cave during the civil war and as Jesse...More

Thank Lynn Z
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you ignore the initial 15 minutes of mind numbing guide commentary, and the "Jesse James" aspects of the tour, you won't be disappointed with the beauty of the cave itself. Most of it is easy walking, but definitely not ADA approved. The floors are...More

Thank Teresa W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great timing as I had my own tour. The tour was so informative but the scenery spoke for itself. So beautiful in the caverns and wonderous!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We detoured here from Route 66 and were so pleased we did. On a baking hot day in early September this attraction was cool but not too cold. The guide - a young man was able to impart shed loads of interesting information but at...More

Thank toddlerpants
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cave formations are amazing and the light show at the end is great. Restaurant serves great food and guides are very friendly. This cave is highly recommended by me.

Thank Matthew V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jesse James’ hideout! Have been here twice and it doesn’t disappoint. Learned something new again this time. Definitely need to be able to walk through the cavern and climb a flight of stairs- not for those who cannot do this. Water is crystal clear- have...More

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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 Jenn B | Reviewed this property |
Active military and veterans also receive discounted admission with ID.