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Smallin Civil War Cave

3575 N Smallin Rd, Ozark, MO 65721-6290
+1 417-551-4545
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This is a very cool stop. We had a very knowledgeable tour guide who shared some great stories of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Great Experience

We got to go to the lantern tour. Had dinner under the stars. Learned a lot about the cave and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Doug R
Branson, Missouri
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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.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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3575 N Smallin Rd, Ozark, MO 65721-6290
+1 417-551-4545
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very cool stop. We had a very knowledgeable tour guide who shared some great stories of the place. Great, short hike down to the cave!

Thank drwatson32
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got to go to the lantern tour. Had dinner under the stars. Learned a lot about the cave and about the Civil War in the area. Very informative! You will enjoy!

Thank Doug R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a last minute stop for us, on our long way home from a week long vacation, it was fairly easy to find. The first guy I spoke with reminded me of my brother, had, we would have had lot of fun on the...More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hour tour whizzed by. Our guide, Gary, was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He was able to put across a lot of interesting information. The owners, Kevin and Wanetta, were able to add to a unique experience. Would love to be able to return for...More

Thank wilmaz228
Wanetta B, Owner at Smallin Civil War Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You and your husband were a delight, thank you so much for visiting the cave!

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We just finished what turned out to be a private cave tour led by Kevin. We were the only people on their last tour of the day and we had a fantastic time taking in the the beauty of Smallin Cave and hearing the history...More

Thank dherbst75
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Decent cave with great guides and history. This cave goes like 1300 feet in or more, but the normal 18.00 tour (per adult) is the first 550 feet or so. Die-hards can go spelunking another 800 feet more on a more expensive tour. There are...More

1  Thank Shelley M
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Although this place has some fascinating history, the cave itself is nothing spectacular. I thought it was ugly and ordinary. Just a typical Missouri cave without many formations. There are far more beautiful and less expensive show caves in Missouri. I was disappointed in the...More

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I only just learned of this cave last week. A group of us had a trip to Springfield planned and the organizer of the trip took us to Smallin Cave as a side trip. It's a beautiful place with quite a bit of history. The...More

Thank Gina B
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Really enjoyed seeing the remarkable cave and meet the family that owned the attraction. Very nice people that have taken on a challenge... i would go just to support them! THe tour was worth while and enjoyed the natural beauty.

Thank Troutmonger
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We had our wedding here and it was absolutely perfect! Owners and staff are amazing! Perfect family fun too

1  Thank wasteofmoney2015
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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
Erica M
21 April 2015|
Response from Michael C |
It costs $16.95 per adult and $8.95 per child, plus tax.