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Marvel Cave

399 Indian Point Rd, Silver Dollar City, HCR 1 Box 791, Branson, MO 65616-6172
+1 417-338-8220
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The cave is in Silver Dollar City & is included in the admission price. Guided tour. Be sure to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Liz730053
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Camrose, Canada
Free when you purchase a Silver Dollar City ticket!

We went on the normal tour (the lantern one does cost additional) and really had a great time. I... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Trisha G
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Wentzville, Missouri
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A highlight of the Silver Dollar City theme park, this constantly evolving wet limestone cave under the Ozark Mountains, dating back to the 1500s, provides a one-hour tour of fascinating rooms and passageways. The cave's entryway is the largest in the U.S.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lantern tour” (34 reviews)
“lots of steps” (15 reviews)
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399 Indian Point Rd, Silver Dollar City, HCR 1 Box 791, Branson, MO 65616-6172
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+1 417-338-8220
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cave is in Silver Dollar City & is included in the admission price. Guided tour. Be sure to read & listen to the warnings as this is not an activity if you have health issues, scared of heights/narrow spaces. The tour is about an...More

2  Thank Liz730053
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We went on the normal tour (the lantern one does cost additional) and really had a great time. I have arthritis and sometimes stairs and hills can be an issue but I was able to survive the entire trip; though my legs were really shaking...More

2  Thank Trisha G
Reviewed 17 September 2017

A highlight of Silver $ City. One hour strenuous walking tour to view many wonders of the cave. Very knowledgeable and professional staff to guide you through. Train at the end to take you back up is a relief! Fun time.

Thank johnmB9403GQ
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This cave is a WORK-OUT! It was beautiful, a must see if you go to Silver Dollar City. Lots of stairs, so Beware!!

Thank Joshua S
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Right when you get into silver dollar city A lot of stairs but a great tour My son loved it Friendly tour staff

Thank dougf74
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This cave was awesome. You have to be in very good shape to tour it though. You go down, down, down. There were 700 stairs going down and up. So beautiful down there. Worth the exercise.

Thank Lynn P
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Not really that much different than other caves but need to be in good shape because of all the stairs and some crapped spaces.

Thank rfjinx
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Marvel Cave has been attracting the curious and adventurous for well over a century. Even after all the bat guano had been mined, people just couldn't stay away from the place. It was so popular in the 50's that the Herschend family started building attractions...More

Thank Dave11974
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

It was a lot of stairs and ducking, but worth the hour long trip. the tour guide was funny and when all the lights were turned off it was completely dark.

1  Thank avelonokc
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Legal disclaimerism is in full effect at the Marvel Cave in Silver Dollar City In Branson MO. All the hype around the potential hazards, cramped spaces, terrifying attack bats and strenuous trudging of great distances full of countless stairs left me terribly disappointed. First of...More

1  Thank Basil-TSS
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Heather H
22 July 2017|
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Response from Laura D | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, but I don't know. They have a Lantern Light Tour that can start as early as 4:30pm (depending on when the park close, sometimes it's 5:30), so they might stop the regular tours before that particular one starts... More
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sbeck22205
24 June 2017|
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Response from Laura D | Reviewed this property |
If you mean accessible for those with limited mobility, unfortunately not. You must be able to go up and down fairly steep steps, through narrow spaces, around formations, etc. We held onto railings most of the time during... More
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brandybrownell
22 May 2017|
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Response from Anthony M | Reviewed this property |
You can actually get into the cave for free. The cave is not owned by SDC. It is owned by Lake of the Ozarks college. You can do some paperwork and get in for free only the cave not the theme park.
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