Meramec Caverns, Stanton
Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
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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Very easy to get to and to navigate. We went on the tour right after they open and the place wasn't crowded at all on this holiday weekend. Our tour guide was very very good and the tour lasted just a... read more »
this was a surprise, the cave was outstanding and very beautiful, the staff was very knowledgeable, loved it
Our very young and garbled of speech tour guide who seemed knowledgeable, was very hard to understand; local or not. (The grandparents with their 2 young grandchildren who were from the area, had to a... read more »
This place was an amazing experience for my whole family. We had an awesome time visiting the caverns. My one complaint about this place, and I can definitely say this was my only complaint, is that the entire tour was through this overly developed portion of the caverns and you really lost the sense that you were exploring something new and exciting. Now obviously this is not a huge deal it is simply something I found to be a tad disappointing. However, the overall experience I had at the Meramec Caverns was amazing.
Very nice park and cool gift shop inside the cavern. Part of the cavern is closed due to a toxic gas in the lower level from a nearby landfill. Wondering if you'll make it out alive adds to the excited of the tour! The open portion features a lot of beautiful cave formations and a patiotic video on the rock wall.
I went as a young teen. It was an experience I shall never forget. It was 57 years ago. It was an amazing maze of twists and turns into wonderous formations made by Mother Nature. It seemed as a child to have lasted for hours. I do remember at the time of my visit, it had many hazards along the way. It made my visit all that more exciting. I am sure that does not exist anymore. Oh I wish I could experience Meramec Caverns one more time. If you have a family who has teews or teens take them. They're minds will occasionally float back to that wonderful , life changing Meramec adventure.
A little tourist trappy... and a little expensive. It's one of those things that is great to do once just to say you did it.
it's really awesome experience, it's my first time to cave. it's fun but little disappointed as lower level is closed. overall upper level is good ,well preserved and have to mention about Jacob(tour guide) is good and very friendly helped in taking pics,thanks Jacob.
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