Missouri Down Under
Missouri Down Under
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Missouri Down Under, formerly known as Cave Spring Park will continue to operate cave tours as usual. In addition to this, we will be adding an interactive zoo where you will get a hands on experience with several different species of animals from Rainbow Lorikeets to Kangaroos! Come on out and PET A KANGAROO!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Jeremy W
Tulsa, OK504 contributions
Aug 2022
So much fun packed into this little area that we somehow managed to make it a whole day stay!! They are so knowledgeable of the area but especially the wildlife they care for! Please go!!
Written 6 January 2023
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Beth R
Tulsa5 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
We had such a great time visiting the animals and especially loved feeding the kangaroos and birds. The staff was super friendly! The cave was cool and sifting and digging for rocks was fun for all ages. We would definitely come back!
Written 5 September 2022
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Jackie G
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
The cave is not a stand up walk through. You have to walk bent over and contort to get through. If you have any health problems or are a larger person you will not want to do the cave. There was no warnings posted. You are given a cheap plastic Dora hat and flash light. There are also multiple steep steps at the end. A level or two above spelunking.
There was no guided tour. No one was around so you could pet the kangaroos. The kangaroos were on the far side so you couldn’t see them up close. No information posted about the animals.
Written 5 September 2022
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funplace
Gridley, CA216 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
I wanted to really like this place. It was just ok. The employees were not friendly or happy to be there. We paid and headed outside, unsure where to go(no signs), so we wandered around til we found animals. Found a young lady who led us to the kangaroos, and tortoise. The kangaroos were friendly, and ready to eat(this was the best part of the zoo)The cups of food was $1.00 for A dixie-sized solo cup(more worth about .50), I suggest the $5.00 cup. The tortoise was in an enclosure that was a very steep hill(worried about small children and seniors in our group tumbling down). After the kangaroos we were headed out and saw a fox, sheep, rabbits, lemurs, porcupine, birds and turtles. The cave is very small, narrow, and tight.

I personally think it’s overpriced for what it is. I wouldn’t go back.

There are restrooms, gift shop and picnic grounds
Written 24 June 2022
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Athenamue
Paducah, KY90 contributions
Apr 2022
Fun time with the kangaroos. Caves were flooded due to amount of rain. They are working on the grounds. Call before you go to see what all is open.
Written 8 April 2022
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M_Smith17
Wood River, IL119 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Very nice small walk thru cavern plus a petting zoo with actual kangaroos. Be sure to buy a cup of veggies to feed them, they come right up to you. They are adding to petting zoo also.
We stayed between 1-2 hours total. A family with kids could stay even longer as they had a panning station and a rock "dig" station.
Not real big, if it had more to it would have given 5 stars but definitely worth a stop if you're in the area for a float trip or something.
Written 18 July 2021
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Chrissy P
Kahoka54 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
We visited as a family. Was kind of fun digging around for gem stones. The cave tour was a bit of a miss. We toured with another - unrelated- family of five. So ten total including our guide. That’s too many for how tight this cave is. It’s single file the whole way. I wouldn’t suggest more than five at a time. Being in the back we couldn’t hear or see anything that the guide was talking about. Having been through the Mark Twain and Cameron Caves in Hannibal, MO several times to compare, the guide was very knowledgeable about different aspects of the cave. A history of the cave wasn’t really given, or how, when it was discovered. Just that it changed hands several times before the current ownership. Also the cave had water - about two inches- through a good deal of it. This would have been good to know before we got to the water...I would highly suggest to management especially with Covid that smaller groups or one family at a time be taken on tours.
Written 8 July 2020
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Loretta P
Seminole, FL6 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
Went with my 6 grandkids ages 4 to 19 and they had the best time. They enjoyed panning for the gems almost more than the cave. The guide and others were so friendly and helpful.
Written 24 June 2020
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Dmsprad
Walnut Ridge, AR87 contributions
May 2020 • Family
Good formations. The blacklight tour is different and really neat. Be aware that if there has been alot of rain that you will be in ankle deep water through the cavern.
Written 25 May 2020
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TheTravelingTurners
2 contributions
May 2020 • Family
This place was AMAZING. We did the "Park Pass" which included the cave tour, gem mining and excavating for $25/person. This is on our list to stop at again and again! The ladies were so fun, kind and generous with our kiddos! Bonus, the gem mining bags were LOADED with gemstones. In comparison with the mine we did in North Carolina a few years ago, we screened out about 5x as many gems for 1/3 of the price. We had an awesome time here and the girls are already asking to go back!
Written 17 May 2020
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MISSOURI DOWN UNDER (Van Buren) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Missouri Down Under is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM