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Smallin Civil War Cave, Ozark

(4.6/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
Smallin Civil War Cave is located in Ozark. To visit Smallin Civil War Cave on your trip to Ozark, use our Ozark holiday planner.
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  • Great little tour with a lot of history and story to go with it. Have your camera ready the entrance itself it worth the visit.  more »
  • I grew up in Missouri yet had never heard of this cave, so when we heard about it we saved it for a day trip, while the cave is small the trip is easy and most anyone can make it, our guide was great....  more »
  • As we traveled off peak everywhere was very quiet and slow, we were not sure that the cave would be open for tourists yet but we were pleasantly surprised. As a tour was not due for a couple of hours ...  more »
  • One of my favorite caves in MO or anywhere. Kevin & Wanetta have a great thing going here. Been there twice now and more trips with friends in future. Great stories to share and just good folks. Go see them soon!
  • Loved our lantern tour what a awesome cave. The owners and family were wonderful people and very knowledgeable. A great experience overall!
  • I went there for field trips with my elementary class two years in a row. The owners are amazing. They operate and show the place. They give the tours and give a great history of the area and cave. The anthropologist on staff is knowledgeable and impressive. I would recommend this for the casual tourist as well as any cave lover. Highly recommended.
  • By far the BEST cave tour in the state of Missouri, very informative and interesting. The owners were extremely welcoming and friendly. If you go at the right time the regular tours are very small and feel extremely personal, unlike Fantastic Caverns or Meramec Caverns. For the price you get breathtaking views of a very historical cave along with a great history lesson. I personally went on both tours, the regular tour and the wild tour. The regular tour is great for pictures, while the wild tour is a more up close and personal experience with a cave. On the regular tour our guide, Eric, the archeologist, at the cave gave what I would call the funniest history lesson ever. He was very knowledgeable about not only the geological history of the cave but also the human history of the cave as well. As for the wild tour, all I can say is AMAZING. There isn't any other cave in Missouri that does anything close to this that I know of. The owner Kevin who is the wild tour guide was extremely nice and friendly throughout the whole tour and was willing to help if you needed it. The wild tour was something I will NEVER forget. In order to go on the wild tour you will need to book it about 24 hours in advance. When I booked mine we were set to be the only 3 people on it but another group from Florida, which I thought would have ruined the experience but it almost made it more enjoyable, not to mention the owners cut us a deal they dropped the usual $75 per person price down to $50 and gave us a free helmet rental. All in all, this was the best cave tour in all of Missouri so far, which is saying something because I've been in almost all of the show caves in the state.
  • Great cave!!!! Kevin was an amazing guide! Loved our time there would definitely go back!