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Bluff Dwellers Cavern

163 Cave Rd, Noel, MO 64854
+1 417-475-3666
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Beautiful cave

Beautiful cave with lots of history. Must see the balancing rock inside the cave. Truly amazing... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Cindy F
Norman, Oklahoma
via mobile
Great place on a hot day!

The cave stays 56 degrees, so dress according. You are walking most of the time so I was... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Christy W
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States
via mobile
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Bluff Dwellers Cave is littered with stalactites and stalagmites, curtains/draperies, saw tooth drapes, flowstone, cave popcorn, cave coral, and cave sponge. One of our most famous, the Musical Chimes, are formed by hollow curtains of rock that are hollow within, producing a unique frequency similar to a xylophone. This formation has been an icon at Bluff Dwellers Cave since its inception in 1927. The tour guides are one of a kind musicians at playing the Chimes. You should allow at least one hour for the guided tour. The Browning Museum and gift shop is also included. The museum is a wonderful collection of mineral rocks,fossil rocks, artifacts and antiques. You can also pan for gemstones and fossils. Oh, and don't let the steps up to the cave scare you; they are the hardest part of the cave adventure! Last tour is 45 minutes before closing.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
163 Cave Rd, Noel, MO 64854
+1 417-475-3666
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful cave with lots of history. Must see the balancing rock inside the cave. Truly amazing. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank Cindy F
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The cave stays 56 degrees, so dress according. You are walking most of the time so I was comfortable in capris and a short sleeved shirt. Due to the fact that this a natural place his is not a handicapped accessible area. There are stairs...More

1  Thank Christy W
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour. There are slot of natural things in this cave. Stalagmites, stalagtites, and slot of other things.. Only wish tour would allow for people to stay in longer. But very cool.

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Kids can learn some earth science in a 45-minute walk through a well-cared-for cave. Free postcards from the 60s and a gift shop. Walk up about 20 or so stone steps to cave entrance. Clean, well-kept grounds outside the cave. Afterwards, eat burgers and feed...More

1  Thank dlwebbok
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our guided tour with Jay through Bluff Dwellers Cave today. The tour was personal and informative and our guide Jay took the extra time to show us cave salamanders, crickets and frogs. The cave has not been so commercialized that you lose the...More

1  Thank Jacksonville_FLKatie
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great local attraction that visited as a child. I took my 9 year old and he loved it. Usually smaller groups. It is guided, so that is a plus. Moderately priced. Not too long, not too short. If you are looking for...More

2  Thank Tim R
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Noel is a very cool little vacation town with rafting, tubing, and swiming as long as partying and this is not even 2 miles from the river action.. This is a wonderful summer activity to see with the cavern around 54 degrees year round... the...More

1  Thank GARY C
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Wonderful caverns to visit. Great tour- knowledgeable guide. Very friendly and easy going. Great gift shop and museum that even has a real human skull on display found right near the cave! Tour is about 45 minutes long with many neat paths and beautiful sites.

2  Thank spirit52017
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We spelunked this cave on a cold afternoon. It was nice because the cave was warm. Cave tour is about 45 min to an hour. Cave is kind pretty and has some interesting points. Guide was informative and polite.

1  Thank 318bks
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Very knowledgeable guide. Path in cave was fairly easy to walk. Friendly staff. Lots of bats! Guide lets you touch one piece of cave. This was great for curios children.

3  Thank aisforamos
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2 July 2017|
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Response from 318bks | Reviewed this property |
I do not think so it was narrow in spots and two flights of stairs to the opening