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Meramec Caverns

I-44 W, exit 230, Stanton, MO 63079
+1 800-676-6105
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The Caveman Zipline was truly a wonderful experience for our entire family! My daughter wanted to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lisa W
Saint Louis, Missouri
Very nice

Our tour guide was Garrett and he was wonderful. Very thorough and full of great information. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paula M
via mobile
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I-44 W, exit 230, Stanton, MO 63079
+1 800-676-6105
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Caveman Zipline was truly a wonderful experience for our entire family! My daughter wanted to zipline with her family and friends for her birthday. For some of us, it was our first time. Zach and John made this experience VERY enjoyable and fun and...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide was Garrett and he was wonderful. Very thorough and full of great information. It was just gorgeous. We panned for gems and arrow heads afterwards. They also had riverboat tours and ziplines but we didn't do those. Would definitely recommend and definitely...More

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We were a group of sixteen ranging in age from 5 to 71. We all enjoyed the tour and were wishing we could see/explore more. The were some great formations! So, if you are looking to see an excellent cave this is one!

Thank 3horsecreek
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

The cave is very touristy. I have been to many different caves and this one seemed to be the most touristy. The path was a concrete sidewalk. You pay 22.50 a person and spend most of the time back tracking. It wasn't my favorite cave...More

1  Thank tdawn_21
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We LOVED our walking tour of Meramec Caverns! I had 2 crabby children with me and we were looking for something to do over spring break. My daughter is 9 and my son is 13. They are not very adventurous, but they absolutely loved the...More

Thank lkstreetchari
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Incredible Day trip from St.Louis Metro Area....If you've never been or it's been awhile it's definitely worth a trip again. The price is a little on the steep side $22 for adults so just realize that before you head round trip around 100 miles. Make...More

1  Thank Ryan F
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This was a nice family event. We learned a lot and it was an easy walk. (There is a set of stairs that are high, but you can opt out of that part) There is a little restaurant that was kid friendly. It is a...More

1  Thank scumpton
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We had friends in town for a few days from Germany and they were extremely interested in the history of Jesse James, etc. Checked out the website this morning (3/3/2017) for hours, etc.; all appeared to be "a go". Drove out there to be told...More

5  Thank jeannewunderlich
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is an amazing place. Not only being inside the caverns, but the surrounding area is also beautiful. I would go here just to fish in the stream or river that flows by. But I must admit that I'm glad I visited here when I...More

Thank sellacct
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We were there towards the end of September, after the summer crowds. Turns out we were the only ones on our tour - so the pacing and engagement was great and added to the experience. We go to see where Jodi Foster played Becky in...More

Thank Ali Z
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Hi, is there anyone who went to both the bridal cave (in Camdenton, MO) and the Meramec Caverns, which one is better and more worthwhile to go? I know the price of Meramec Caverns is $3 more expensive than bridal cave, but if I have a $3 discount coupon, so the price of 2 caves are the same for me, which one is more worthwhile to go?e.g. more picture opportunity? thanks. I plan to go to the Onondage cave, so besides that one, I can go to one more cave, now is deciding which one (Bridal cave or Meramec Caverns) to go, thanks.
27 February 2017|
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Response from Ali Z | Reviewed this property |
We didn't go to Bridal cave, but Meramec was fun because they tied so many spots to current American culture ( Lassie, Tom Sawyer, Jesse James, etc.) This sin't a national geographic/national park kind of place (e.g... More
Can you explore the Caverns on your own, or is the only admission with a guided tour?
5 November 2016|
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Response from FilAmfighter1 | Reviewed this property |
It is by guided tour only. There are some other caves in the area that you can explore on your own. I remember reading about them when I was there. Many of the caves have been grated over to protect the bats due to diseases... More
Price of admission to the caverns
15 August 2016|
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Response from Jeramy R |
I am a tour guide at Meramec Caverns. Admission is $22.36 after sales tax for adults age 12 & up, & $11.71 after tax per child 5-11. Any 4 & under are free.