Graham Cave State Park, Montgomery City
Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Graham Cave State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of Missouri consisting of located in Montgomery County. The park's namesake, Graham Cave, is a cave in St. Peter sandstone with an entrance wide and high and an extent of about into the hillside. The cave protects an historically important Pre-Columbian archaeological site dating back to as early as 10,000 years ago. Visitors are allowed up to the entrance of the cave where interpretive signs point out significant discoveries. The park includes the 82acre Graham Cave Glades Natural Area which protects an area of sandstone and dolomite glades with a rich diversity of glade species. The park is adjacent to Interstate 70 from which the entrance to the cave can be glimpsed during foliage-free months.Make Graham Cave State Park a centerpiece of your Montgomery City vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Montgomery City itinerary planner.
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Earns only a "4" because of the lack of information about what archeologists have learned from excavations. There have been indications of human habitation going back as many as 10,000 years. While th... read more »
This is a great place if you are into walking trails. They have several with great views. The cave itself is fenced off and does not allow you to walk in. The boat ramp is very narrow and the water is... read more »
I easily found my way to the park. Inside the small info center, there were artifacts from the area, information on the geology, history of the property, and more. From a picture of the cave, I wasn't... read more »
You have to come to this park with the knowledge that you won't be seeing a typical 'cave' - it's a shelter cave that is important for it's archaeological value (but is also a very nice example of a shelter cave ... the type you'd have been very happy to find as a native person. The little trails are easy and fun, the visitor center gives some info on the local natural features (like stone glades), and the campground is surprisingly nice for a small state park. Yes, I-70 can be heard from the park at times, but it's very unobtrusive .. and doesn't take away from the 'value' of this park. A good 1-day/1-night kind of park - nice camping.
This place was a little Jewel! We just did a quick stopover to use the facilities, took a needed shower, hiked to the cave and explored the park. It's a Thursday and we only found one other person in the park. It felt like we had the place to ourselves and at $12 a night for camping you can't beat it.
Nice little park and campground. Cave has some really interesting historical significance. Be sure to check out the artifacts at the visitor center.
Beautiful place and lots of cool things. Family ready!
This is a pretty park with several short hikes. Deer are plentiful on picnic ground. Always pretty buggy, especially close to the river.
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