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Meramec Caverns

I-44 W, Exit 230, Stanton, MO 63079
+1 800-676-6105
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What a fun place to go with the family

My wife and I went here 13 years ago and since our son is old enough to appreciate it, we took him... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Andrew S
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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Beautiful Sights

This was beautiful. There was only a walking tour available. It was tough walking with the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lou P
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Midland, Michigan
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“jesse james” (62 reviews)
“light show” (54 reviews)
“zip line” (56 reviews)
LOCATION
I-44 W, Exit 230, Stanton, MO 63079
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+1 800-676-6105
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I went here 13 years ago and since our son is old enough to appreciate it, we took him here. The drive to get here is scenic. The tour of the caverns is educational and interesting, even for a 6 year old...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was beautiful. There was only a walking tour available. It was tough walking with the humidity so high in the cave. The tour guide was knowledgeable with a sense of humor.

Thank Lou P
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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

I came here with my family over spring break and we had so much fun. Of course it was cold outside so the outdoor activities were not open. It looked like there was a cafe and canoe activity but it wasn’t too clear. The caves...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

My son and were lucky enough to get a personal tour of the caves. The tour group before us had 43 people. Lots of information from the soft spoken tour guide and his partner in training. Many photo opportunities. The tour lasts approximately 1hr and...More

2  Thank Nyormirror
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

My family really enjoyed the visit to Meramec Caverns. The formations in the cave were awesome. Our guide had a great personality and gave us sufficient time to take pictures etc. I thought the gift shop had reasonable prices and my kids were thrilled with...More

Thank Sabrina C
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Amazing tour lots of information and beautiful formations. The tour guide was very good and answered all questions.

Thank curtis p
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Family visit over spring break in late March. Cold wet day, perfect for being inside a cave! The tour group was a little large for me but I was able to work my way to the front during one of the many moves and was...More

Thank Will T
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

I brought 8 and 12 year old grandsons to visit this historic cave. We arrived in mid-March and early in the day when the crowds were very small. The wait for a tour was about 5 minutes, and the boys thoroughly enjoyed the sights of...More

Thank t m
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

This is quite a remarkable cave. Huge! Educational! Wheel chair friendly. We went in off season and there were only 8 people in our group. I can understand in some of the other reviews that larger groups would make it harder to hear everything the...More

Thank ZijaFamily
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

This is a really neat cave with some amazing formations. Unfortunately, I learned more of the cave history from Wikipedia than I did our tour guide who, unfortunately, was training a new guide. Nonetheless, the cave was pretty awesome.

Thank Peanut977
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Jeff B
May 16, 2018|
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Response from Lou P | Reviewed this property |
yes, cameras are allowed
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Louise D
May 9, 2018|
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Response from Dan H | Reviewed this property |
I dont remember seeing a sign one way or the other.
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Mary S
September 16, 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
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