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Bluff Dwellers Cave, Noel

4.8
#23 of 100 in Nature in Missouri
Bluff Dweller's Cave is a show cave located just south of Noel, Missouri that was discovered in 1925 and opened to the public in 1927. The cave was formed in the Pierson Limestone during the Paleozoic Era. The cave's passages total over 4,000 ft in length, with two entrances beneath a limestone outcropping of the bluff.
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  • We were a group of 3, arriving at 3:45 on a Saturday afternoon. We got tickets for the 4:00 tour. Gave us a little time to go through the museum ahead of the tour, which was also interesting. A...  more »
  • Approximately hour long tour, very interesting and entertaining. My grandchildren were fascinated. There is one area which was a bit tight for me, but I'm 275 pounds and walk wth a cane. They also...  more »
  • Mary Jane led us on a marvelous tour of Bluff Dwellers Cave! She has a hilarious personality and a wealth of knowledge about the cave and family who owns it. We would highly recommend the tour...  more »
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  • We attended cavern tavern this weekend! Our tour guide was Cory. BTW...if you can request a guide, REQUEST CORY! Every staff we came in contact with was VERY welcoming! We started in the gift shop because we were super early! Reasonably priced! The museum was interesting to me, as I am raising a rock collected (She's 6). THE TOUR...though it was abbreviated because of the beer at the end was very informative!! Cory and his dad jokes kept me laughing!! I can't wait to got back for the extended (regular) tour soon! We ended the tour with samples from a local brewery! The Lemon Ale was AH MAY ZING! But that non-alcoholic root beer gave me life!! Will definitely be spreading the word about Mr. Browning's finding!
  • What to do on a hot and humid summer day? This is the question we had to answer. How about a visit to Bluff Dwellers Cave! I can't say enough positive things about our visit. The temperature in the cave is a refreshing 56 or so degrees (perfect for that hot and humid day). The cave itself has been developed just enough to enable a visitor to get around easily but not so much so that you lose the beauty and feel of the cave experience. The passageways and geological formations are fantastic. Our tour guide, Robert, was great. His passion, knowledge, and humor took the experience to another level. He was able to relate to the oldest and youngest of our group with ease while telling us about the cave's discovery, development, geological features, and history. I've been to many caves in my time, this is one of the best. When its hot and humid but you want to do something fun, visit Bluff Dwellers Cave. You won't be sorry.
  • Definitely worth the visit and we will go back! The cave and it’s formations are beautiful. Our tour guide Mary Jane was informative and entertaining!! Loved the history of how the cave was found and that it’s still owned and operated by the same family, which you can learn all about in the gift shop.
  • One of the most interesting caves we ever went into. Cory our guide was entertaining and informative. After the tour we bought a large bag of gravel containing arrows heads gem stones and fossils and both had a lot of fun washing the fine sand out and finding the good stuff .
  • We love the place! Beautiful place. The cave is amazing. Cory, or tour guide was knowledgeable and fun. A great way to spend a hot day.

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