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Smallin Civil War Cave

3575 N Smallin Rd, Ozark, MO 65721-6290
+1 417-551-4545
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So happy we came here! We stopped after reading about the cave on Trip Advisor while on a day... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
geimd
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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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Very Good site to visit and tour.

On a whim traveling thru Southern Mo. We stopped by the Smallin Cave. We were met at the door by... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
mmoulden
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Topeka, Kansas
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Discovered in 1818, Smallin Cave’s breathtaking ten-story arch will lead you into rich human history, unusual geology and rare cave life. One-hour guided tours, Open year-round.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“our tour guide” (22 reviews)
“local history” (14 reviews)
“gift shop” (24 reviews)
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3575 N Smallin Rd, Ozark, MO 65721-6290
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+1 417-551-4545
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

So happy we came here! We stopped after reading about the cave on Trip Advisor while on a day outing from Branson to Mansfield. We saw many features in the Smallin Cave that I haven't seen in others. The water & small streams inn the...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

On a whim traveling thru Southern Mo. We stopped by the Smallin Cave. We were met at the door by the nicest Lady, and she held up the party that had just left so we could go along on the tour. We got to Spend...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We went with a group of kids which meant we didn't always hear or see what we were the highlights. Some wonderful history we learned before we even went in. Sadly, that was the best part for me. I have been through many caves. Kids...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Family owned cave. Very well run. Interesting tour. Call ahead for tour times. Very fair pricing for what you get. Beautiful cave to visit. Lots of interesting history.

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Second cavern/cave visit with my 8 year old son. It was amazing! The family who owns it is so friendly and our guide, Gary, was awesome! Will be going back for a wild tour in the future! Thank you so much for all of the...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We thought we were simply going to another area “attraction”- but our visit to Smallin Civil War Cave was so much more than that! The local family that owns the property were onsite and extremely hospitable. Kevin our tour guide was an encyclopedia of information-...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

I loved only 15 miles from this cave for over 15 years. It highly over advertised for the view you get. The cave is more lived a scooped back place in the hill. From what I understand from long time residents in this area, it...More

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Wanetta B, Owner at Smallin Civil War Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

While Smallin Civil War Cave certainly understands and appreciates folks expressing their honest personal opinions when reviewing the cave, there are a couple of things listed in this review that need to be corrected. It is always good and proper for folks reading these reviews...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

This is a gem hidden in the heart of the Ozarks! From the variety in the general store at the entrance to the main cave itself the history of the Ozarks is rich in this place! You can find very helpful and informed tour guides...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

If you have a day to explore, family outing, school field trip need or church group outing think about coming here! There are so many fun and interesting activities that you can participate in. Tours are informative, cave and grounds are stunning and the gift...More

Thank Lori A
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

This is a small cave in comparison with others in the area but worth the trip for its connection with history.

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1 February 2017|
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Response from me-dfg | Reviewed this property |
The tours are frequent and the people are devoted to making you happy. It's a real pleasure to find a company who puts the customer first and treats them with friendliness and respect. This tour is also handicapped... More
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Erica M
21 April 2015|
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It costs $16.95 per adult and $8.95 per child, plus tax.
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