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Meramec Caverns

1135 Highway W, Stanton, Missouri 63080 USA

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“largest commercial cave in the state of Missouri”

Meramec Caverns offers fun for the whole family! Amenities include cave tours, riverboat rides, gift shop, restaurant, canoes, zipline, camping, & more...

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Tatiana Danger

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September 07, 2014
Rated 2.0

I'm sad to say I had a terrible experience, which sucks, cause the caverns themselves are lovely. When I visited in August of 2014 with my 9-month-old son I was in a group that also included a woman in a wheelchair. Our tour guide was just incredibly insensitive.

We were the last tour of the day, and he acted like he'd rather be doing anything other than walking us around telling us about the history and geology of the caverns. He kept getting upset with me and the lady in the wheelchair because we couldn't walk as fast as the rest of the group. I had my kid in a bjorn.

I couldn't complete the tour, and feel like I wasted the cost of admission. Again, the caverns are beautiful, well-maintained and pretty rad. I just had a bad experience with the tour guide.

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March 26, 2015
Rated 4.0

Really amazingly beautiful! Worth the $20 per person. Just wish it wasn't such a long tour, I felt like it was super slow! But the sights were surely breathtaking!

4 people found this review helpful

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June 19, 2015
Rated 2.0

Very touristy and way over priced.

3 people found this review helpful

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May 23, 2014

So glad we stopped. Beautiful! Great place to escape the heat.

3 people found this review helpful

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June 27, 2019
Rated 5.0

Our tour guide was hilarious! We had a blast and it’s MASSIVE. If you have anxiety about large underground places, you may want to reconsider. If you’ve never been to a cave, this is a great place to go! They’re SO knowledgeable!

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June 06, 2018
Rated 4.0

The Meramec Caverns were incredible work of Mother Nature at her best. The power had been damaged by a lightening strike so we received a discount. Lucky they managed to restore during our tour so we had the beautiful lights reflecting on these magnificent formations. There are significant penalties ie prison time and large fines for touching or breaking any. The only bad part was a very young boy who was extremely disruptive and noisy making it difficult to hear the tour guide. This tour is for adults and probably children ages 10 and up. Please don’t let your children spoil this activity by misbehavior.

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July 19, 2015
Rated 4.0

There's a lot of fun to be had here... For a price. The food is expensive and not very good, but the cave itself is a wonderful experience full of history and interesting facts.

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July 27, 2014
Rated 4.0

Awesome! Well worth the stop!

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November 29, 2020
Rated 5.0

Amazing! Beautiful! Fairly priced at $23 a ticket. You’ll regret not stopping here.

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October 18, 2020
Rated 5.0

Great place! Really interesting and pretty! Great gift shop and food place too! Nice lake nearby!

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Meramec Caverns

1135 Highway W
Stanton, Missouri
63080 USA


Open now until 6:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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