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Meramec Caverns, Stanton

3.9
#7 of 62 in Nature in Missouri
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. Put Meramec Caverns on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Stanton tour itinerary maker app .
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  • October 4, 2017
    Really a great experience the cave is awesome and the Ice cream awesome! The river is beautiful!!!!!! And then the Zip Line is over the top!! Got to try this whole experience!!!! Good Times!!  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    This very interesting tour through the Meramec Caverns, located in Stanton, Missouri, is a fairly inexpensive way to tour through history. Are there 'direct links' between the alleged 'James Gang' hid...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    The tour is just under one and one half hours, but the time goes by fast. You need comfortable shoes and be able to walk over a mile. The tour guide explained the history of the caverns and the format...  more »
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  • June 27, 2017
    Informative and lively tour guide made the tour through the cave enjoyable for our whole family. The gift shop seemed to have something for everyone. The only negative thing I can say is that the restaurant was not serving their whole menu - they only had hot dogs, nachos, soda, and ice cream.
  • July 10, 2017
    This place is so cool! The only thing is you have to walk through the whole tour and strollers aren't allowed so taking small babies and little kids isn't best idea if they are two and under, if you're pregnant you might want to wait until after your pegnancy. There's some steep inclines you go up for a little bit. But otherwise a great place to go see defiantly worth the price and time.
  • June 8, 2017
    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.
  • June 7, 2017
    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!
  • May 16, 2017
    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.

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