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Meramec Caverns

I-44 W, exit 230, Stanton, MO 63079
+1 800-676-6105
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Amazing Scenery :)

This place is a must see. The history of the cavern is extraordinary. The history of Jesse James... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mesquite, Texas
A must see

This was an absolute amazing experience. I took my three children 11,10 and 17 months . They did... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Discovered in 1716 and later used as a hideout for the notorious Jesse James, this large cavern contains five floors of unusual formations.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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I-44 W, exit 230, Stanton, MO 63079
+1 800-676-6105
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is a must see. The history of the cavern is extraordinary. The history of Jesse James was a bonus, but the highlight of our tour was the theater show towards the end of our tour. God Bless America by Celine Dion and the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was an absolute amazing experience. I took my three children 11,10 and 17 months . They did not get bored one time. You go in about a half mile into the cave and over 300 feet underground to start with before you go back...More

Thank BikerAngie
Reviewed 4 days ago

The caverns themselves are pretty cool, they try to tie some of the James gang history to them and do ok with that. Our guide, Robby, was very good. It's alot of walking but pretty interesting. We couldn't take the river boat ride because the...More

Thank TJ4traveling
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went here as a pit stop whilst travelling on Route 66. It was worth a visit but very long and cold take a jumper. Our guide spoke a bit quickly and the group was quite large so you couldn't always hear what was being...More

Thank wren76
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place! The Rangers are knowledgeable and made the experience fun. Walking through was easy and interesting. Paths are smooth and well lit. The theater room was the best at the end!! If you can't do the stairs to the theater room at the end...More

Thank Tammy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having a 10 year old that loves caves, we've seen more than a few. We always enjoy the cool temperatures on a hot summer vacation. Our group was smaller than the tour group in front of us but it was still hard to hear at...More

Thank M0mB0mb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great family trip for all ages. Had an awesome guide who was very informative & knowledgeable. It was a "cool" place to visit. Temp is always about 60* so I suggest a light jacket, sweatshirt etc. Also I recommend closed shoes ( sneakers etc )....More

Thank Pat R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a 9 and 12 year old with us on this tour. We have been to many caves before. This one (in our opinion) was average. Our tour guide was a newbie, nice kid, but you didn't really buy his lines - couldn't tell...More

Thank antonette w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been coming to Meramec Caverns for four decades now and been on at least 15 cave tours here over the years. Of course the cave is beyond remarkable. I've been to many caves over the years including Mammoth Cave, Onondaga, and Mark Twain Cave. Meramec...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Meramec Caverns and were amazed by the beautiful stalagmites, stalactites, and underground rivers. We went on a large tour and it was difficult to hear the guide due to how fast he was talking, the slight echo of the cave,...More

Thank rcw923
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Carrie C
17 June 2017|
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Response from shellakers | Reviewed this property |
my husband said it's around $12 for adult ticket. Well worth the price, we thought!
24 May 2017|
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Response from 3horsecreek | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and we have a lot of nice pictures.
27 February 2017|
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Response from Ali Z | Reviewed this property |
We didn't go to Bridal cave, but Meramec was fun because they tied so many spots to current American culture ( Lassie, Tom Sawyer, Jesse James, etc.) This sin't a national geographic/national park kind of place (e.g... More