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Fantastic Caverns, Springfield

4.3
Must see · Cave · Nature / Park
Take an underground journey to see and touch the majestic geological features of Fantastic Caverns. Since its discovery in 1862, the cave has had a dynamic history. During prohibition it was used as a speakeasy, and later as a concert venue. Today it's a major attraction that draws more than 100,000 visitors every year. Taking a tour of the cave doesn't require any walking, making it especially convenient for small children and seniors. You can see the entire cave from the comfort of a jeep-drawn tram hosted by a tour guide. At certain spots, you are allowed to touch the stalactites. The temperature inside the cave is a steady 15 degrees C (60 degrees F) throughout the year, so you might want to bring a light jacket or a sweater. Seasonal hours, please visit website for more information. To visit Fantastic Caverns and get the most from your holiday in Springfield, create itinerary details personal to you using our Springfield road trip app.
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  • If you are used to social distancing don’t waste your time. While the advertisements show you riding on an individual Jeep, you are actually crammed into a trailer pulled behind a Jeep. We had 25...  more »
  • Absolutely wonerful !! Staff. Guides. The caverns wete beyond amazing !!! Would highly recommend to any one looking for family adventure and priceless information!!  more »
  • take the kids take the parents. It is a good trip. the people are great . there places to eat so bring a picnic  more »
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  • Pricing for the tour was a bit high, but our guide was WONDERFUL and the cave itself is just AMAZING!!! The museum/gift shop had the most wonderful descriptive picture of the cave labeling everything out like an elevated middle school project. It was so neat and so easy to read and understand the history of the cave!!! This is education turned to fun!!!
  • I have wanted to go here since I was a kid. I'm now 36 and this was so fascinating. My 7, 9, & 17 year old even enjoyed it. Our tour guide was Michael. He is very knowledgeable and a perfect storyteller. Crazy to think that a dog discovered the cavern. I'll not ruin the tour, so you must check it out!
  • Caves, no matter the size, are always a very entertaining place to go. Fantastic Caverns is no different. The history of how the cave was discovered as well as the stories since then are entertaining along with the views of the cave. The tour is thorough and the guides seem very interested in their cave. Pricing is reasonable and they throw in a free picture of you and your group in the vehicle, which is quite unusual these days.
  • We had fun. The grounds are beautiful, gift shop and building over all perfect. Tour guide was wonderful. Being in a drive thru cave is great for people who can't walk distances. I've seen prettier caves, so giving the cavern itself just 4 stars. Everything else about the place ranked a 5.
  • The cave was such a neat adventure! It's always a constant 60 degrees all year round and is North America's only drive through cave. Kyle, our guide, was very educated about the cave and different formations along with the history of the cave. We had a blast and will definitely be back with more visitors.

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