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Meramec Caverns, Stanton

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Cave Nature / Park
The largest commercial cave in the state, Meramec Caverns shows how an ancient limestone wine table and seven-story mansion were built underground. Trained rangers lead guided tours along the well-lit, wheelchair-accessible pathways through the caverns, which previously served as a hideout for the notorious outlaw Jesse James. The tour ends with a light-and-music show in a theater inside the caverns. After your tour, cruise the river by boat; zipline over it; rent a canoe; or pan for fool’s gold, fossils, and gemstones. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Meramec Caverns and many more Stanton attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Stanton trip builder.
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Reviews
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  • Huge caves, lots of damage from lighting fixtures. Almost everyone in group of over 20 said it was "hokey." Easy walking. Two good formation rooms we saw. A film at the end of the tour will make sure ...  more »
  • We had seen the signs all along our Route 66 trip for the caverns so we had to check them out. The location had several activities like zip lines and tubing but we only saw the caverns. The facility h...  more »
  • We have been wanting to visit Meramec Caverns for some time and finally had the opportunity. It is an awesome cave! The tour took about an hour and fifteen minutes and was not too strenuous (if you do...  more »
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  • Fond memories of this place. I visited with my family right after graduating from Basic Training in Fort Leonard Wood and we loved it so much that we visited again when I left the Army four years later on my cross-country trip back home. The caves are beautiful and a must-see if you're passing through the area.
  • Cavern is good for all ages and it's not a long walk. You can avoid few stairs if you want but would be wise to take if your body permits as the light show up there is really cool. The gift shop has cool gifts and collectables.
  • Arrived at the perfect time, only ones there in the afternoon and received a personal tour of the caves. Unexpected wow factor is the light show, you cannot pass this up! Highlight of our trip!
  • Wonderful natural attraction. Guides are fun and very knowledgeable. My husband and I stopped on our way home one weekend. Didn't plan the trip, just saw the sign and stopped. Quite enjoyed ourselves. They have a fudge shop, and sell inside the gift shop. The fudge is very good but SUPER rich. They also have a small cafe in the main building. Definitely recommend.
  • This place was awesome! Very reasonably priced for such a cool experience. Steven was a great tour guide, funny and interesting.