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Onondaga Cave State Park
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Leasburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Descend into the depths of Onondaga Cave State Park and drop into a world of wonder: towering stalagmites, dripping stalactites, and active flowstones help make the cave a National Natural Landmark and illustrate why Missouri is often called “The Cave State.” Visitors can take guided tours into the underground wonderland. But if you prefer the surface, the park’s Vilander Bluff Natural Area provides a panoramic view of the Meramec River. Easy access to the Meramec River allows visitors to canoe or fish in a bucolic setting.
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We recently visited the cave because it was more reasonably priced than the more well known cave. It was incredibly beautiful. It takes about an hour to walk through. I am 67 and had no problem with the changes in elevation.The guides are very good and enthusiastic. The park also has hiking trails, camping ,and a canoe launch. Pretty good vacation for outdoors people. Check it out

Thank OklahomaLizzy
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We spent 2 nights at the State Park to see the full solar eclipse. We were impressed by the facilities. For a state park, it was very good. The staff was relaxed, welcoming and helpful. The bathrooms were very well maintained, and they come around daily on a golf cart to sell ice and firewood. No cell phone service. Very narrow bandwidth wifi. There is a phone and ATM at the info center where they also give tours of the amazing Onondaga Cave. The only downside was that the campsite was not at all private. It had a tree, but no bushes. I prefer that. But it was quiet and the other campers were very respectful.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Onondaga Cave State Park is one of Missouri's natural wonders.
Tours give plenty of understandable information about the formation of caves, the creatures that live in them and how fragile the underground ecosystem is. Worthwhile trip for older teenagers and adults. Beautiful scenery inside the cave.
If you've got children than Meramec Caverns is a better (although significantly more expensive) choice. Both are off Interstate 44 on the St. Louis side of Missouri.

Thank davek57
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Every now and then when we are out of town we seek out a cave tour. On our recent trip to the St Louis area we checked out Onondaga. If it a decent drive off the highway through a rural area that leads into the park. Once arrived we were surprised by the lack of cars in the parking lot. On our tour I'd say there were approximately two dozen of us. The tour guy pointed out lots of wonderful things and was very knowledgeable about their cave and the science behind caves in general as well as some history of this cave and the surrounding area.

We found the Lily Pad room the most interesting as it is one of the more unique elements. Also, the snow like mineral deposits found in some areas were very nice.

Our tour lasted just under and hour and a half and we all enjoyed the cave and our tour guide. Without a doubt the cave provided some true value and a great way to have a semi-educational experience with the teens.

Thank dan b
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent stay and will definitely be going back to onodoga state park. The cave tours lead by Mitchell were great and he spent a lot of time answering my 8yo questions. The tent camping sites are right next to the river and had it not been raining we would have spent all day down there playing on the rocky river banks. Very nice shower house clean & hot water. Can't wait to go back!! Across the river is Ozark Outdoors. Great place to get a canoe or raft but a little to roudy to stay with young children.

Thank Chad D
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