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Meramec Caverns

I-44 W, Exit 230, Stanton, MO 63079
+1 800-676-6105
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Visit on a bloody cold Sunday

It was freezing cold outside, so I looked for an activity “inside” and found the Meramec... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Leon W
via mobile
Unique Cave

We loved the cave tour this weekend! Everyone was very friendly and the tour guide was great! He... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jefferson City, Missouri
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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 good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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I-44 W, Exit 230, Stanton, MO 63079
+1 800-676-6105
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was freezing cold outside, so I looked for an activity “inside” and found the Meramec caverns. I got lucky and was the only one at this tour, which turned into a exciting and interesting event. The caverns offer a lot to see, especially for...More

Thank Leon W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the cave tour this weekend! Everyone was very friendly and the tour guide was great! He was especially good with my 6 year old who asked about 1,000 questions haha! This was a very fun family outing. We would love to come back...More

Thank dhartley7411
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our tour very much. Our guide, Jeremy was knowledgeable and entertaining. The history was very interesting, and the formations were beautiful.

Thank Randy K
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Late season visit, we had a good size group and the guide was knowledgeable and friendly. There are a few spots that are very steep to walk but the pathway are covered in concrete and grooved to get traction.

Thank Shane B
Reviewed 28 December 2017

We enjoyed the 90 minute, guided tour and saw beautiful, well-lit cave formations. There were only about 15 people in our tour group, and the guide did a good job of interacting with the younger (elementary age) kids on the tour. The inside of the...More

1  Thank lsbrown3501
Reviewed 12 November 2017

It has been 50 years since the last time I took this tour. The tour has improved. The guide was knowledgeable. And although it is a walking tour and I use a cane I was able to make it without much difficulty (but there was...More

1  Thank Dan H
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We have been into too many caverns and caves. This one was interesting in that they had covered the floors to make it easy walking. It is lighted in an interesting manner. The variety of “rooms” is fascinating. There are some structures which only exist...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We stopped here on our way to Branson MO. Very nice cave great information going trough the cave!!!!

Thank Ruth F
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely tour. Rather long when you first get inside to go back walking to see the really beautiful Caverns. Stair case up is many steps near end to see the ‘ grape formations’ But was well worth it. Nice presentation near ending with a movie...More

Thank LAURAANN4660
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour! So many variations and formations, it was very enlightening and informative. Lots of great photo opps along the way and the guide shared history, geology and more! This is great for all ages and the patriotic video is excellent.

Thank JCgolf9
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Mary S
16 September 2017|
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Response from Jeramy R |
I am a guide at Meramec Caverns. The whole tour is not wheelchair accessible due to narrowing paths in our upper levels, but the lower levels are available for wheelchairs, and those who are in wheelchairs choose that option... More
Carrie C
17 June 2017|
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Response from Gurnee_Sam | Reviewed this property |
$21 for adults. $68.14 for family of 4 (kids - 10 and 5 years old)
24 May 2017|
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Response from LAURAANN4660 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and the photos are really awesome. Cell phone camera works well too.