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“Got married here!”

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
Ranked #2 of 55 things to do in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Just minutes from Columbia, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park gives visitors the chance to scramble, hike and bicycle through a scenic environment – and lets them peek into Missouri’s underworld. The park contains some of the most popular hiking trails in the state and also offers solitude while hiking in the Gans Creek Wild Area. Visitors can also see a large cave system with its rock bridge, sinkholes, a spring and underground stream at the Devil's Icebox. You can explore Connor's Cave in the light of the opening for a taste of the underground world.
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We go with family hiking the well marked trails. Only issue it is often very busy and parking.is an issue.
Wonderful grounds and walkways.

Got married under the rick bridge decades ago :)

Thank Richard J
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Worth the trip to see this. Be sure to take your head lamp and waterproof shoes and explore the underground cave.

Thank go-kiwi-3805
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

What a real fun park to visit. Many trails for long or short walks available. We just had time to visit the Devil’s Icebox. A great experience! 90 degrees outside but the Icebox was true to its name ! Nice and cold !
It is not easy to walk through the cave. There is water running through it so be prepared for wet shoes in case you slip. Also, bring a flashlight as it is pitch black in the cave. Watch your head!
Please , do not bring your dog down there. Is not not an environment for pets. Unfortunately, some do not read the sign.

Thank Wolfgang S
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Decided to take family for a walk to Devil's Icebox while they were visiting in August for the eclipse. The walk can be steep at times, but very rewarding at the end. The kids loved the cave and the adults loved the cool-down.

Thank stuartp911
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

We were in Kansas City for a business conference and stopped in Columbia on our way back to Michigan. I had read the reviews and we found the northern entrance and parking. We didn't realize how far north and the terrain. We were trying to read the map on my phone. We didn't have a printed map. I didn't think to print one, as the ones in Michigan you can get one at the entrance of the parks, even if they aren't manned. So, definitely print a map ahead of time. The address listed is an office, which was closed when we got there on Sunday.

We did enjoy the walk, although you are primarily looking down to the uneven ground and tree roots. We finally found the southern parking lot (these are my names for them, not official park names) and how close to the rock bridge and devil's ice box it is. So, not sure on the address but when you get to the address listed here on S Highway 163 keep going south til you get to the next parking lot. It's way closer.

It was so worth the hike when we got there. I really loved the rock bridge and devil's ice box. You could really feel a temperature difference as we walked down to the bottom. I would also advice bringing a real flashlight and not the one on your cellphone. Bring your camera, a flashlight, hiking foot gear and enjoy the scenery.

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