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Smallin Civil War Cave

3575 N Smallin Rd, Ozark, MO 65721-6290
+1 417-551-4545
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Very over advertised place for the price and scenery

I loved only 15 miles from this cave for over 15 years. It highly over advertised for the view you... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
hendersonc473
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Oakland, Tennessee
Personalized cave tours

This is a gem hidden in the heart of the Ozarks! From the variety in the general store at the... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
William H
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Springfield, United States
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Discovered in 1818, Smallin Cave’s breathtaking ten-story arch will lead you into rich human history, unusual geology and rare cave life. One-hour guided tours, Open year-round.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“local history” (13 reviews)
“wild tour” (8 reviews)
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3575 N Smallin Rd, Ozark, MO 65721-6290
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

I loved only 15 miles from this cave for over 15 years. It highly over advertised for the view you get. The cave is more lived a scooped back place in the hill. From what I understand from long time residents in this area, it...More

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Wanetta B, Owner at Smallin Civil War Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

While Smallin Civil War Cave certainly understands and appreciates folks expressing their honest personal opinions when reviewing the cave, there are a couple of things listed in this review that need to be corrected. It is always good and proper for folks reading these reviews...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

This is a gem hidden in the heart of the Ozarks! From the variety in the general store at the entrance to the main cave itself the history of the Ozarks is rich in this place! You can find very helpful and informed tour guides...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

If you have a day to explore, family outing, school field trip need or church group outing think about coming here! There are so many fun and interesting activities that you can participate in. Tours are informative, cave and grounds are stunning and the gift...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

This is a small cave in comparison with others in the area but worth the trip for its connection with history.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Had a rare opportunity to see Smallin Cave for a "night" tour - rare as the night tours are only offered in the Fall along with dinner - beans cornbread and fried potatoes next to an outdoor campfire. That was visit #1 as we have...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

This is a very cool stop. We had a very knowledgeable tour guide who shared some great stories of the place. Great, short hike down to the cave!

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

We got to go to the lantern tour. Had dinner under the stars. Learned a lot about the cave and about the Civil War in the area. Very informative! You will enjoy!

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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

This was a last minute stop for us, on our long way home from a week long vacation, it was fairly easy to find. The first guy I spoke with reminded me of my brother, had, we would have had lot of fun on the...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

The hour tour whizzed by. Our guide, Gary, was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He was able to put across a lot of interesting information. The owners, Kevin and Wanetta, were able to add to a unique experience. Would love to be able to return for...More

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Wanetta B, Owner at Smallin Civil War Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

You and your husband were a delight, thank you so much for visiting the cave!

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We just finished what turned out to be a private cave tour led by Kevin. We were the only people on their last tour of the day and we had a fantastic time taking in the the beauty of Smallin Cave and hearing the history...More

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31 January 2017|
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The tours are frequent and the people are devoted to making you happy. It's a real pleasure to find a company who puts the customer first and treats them with friendliness and respect. This tour is also handicapped... More
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20 April 2015|
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It costs $16.95 per adult and $8.95 per child, plus tax.
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