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Address: 217 Highway Tt, Montgomery City, MO 63361-5509
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A walk in Graham Cave State Park is a walk through ancient history....

A walk in Graham Cave State Park is a walk through ancient history. Artifacts uncovered in Graham Cave revealed that people were living in the cave more than 10,000 years ago. To walk through the park’s 386 acres of trees, trails and streams – including the diverse and scenic Graham Caves Glades Natural Area – is to walk in the footsteps of the hunter-gatherers who lived in the area’s caves during the ancient Dalton and Archaic period. Visitors are allowed in the mouth of Graham Cave, and exhibits detail the life researchers believe early inhabitants lived. The park is a prime hiking location and its campground is perfect for get-togethers when you want to camp in a quiet place. There’s boat access to the Loutre River and all the fishing you could possibly want.

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Great hike

I grew up close to this park! Great trails with several waterfalls. Covered picnic areas make it nice for shade or rain. Always enjoy trips here.

Reviewed 1 April 2016
Saint Charles, Missouri
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

This sight allowes you to take you time and take a nature walk through marked trails. I enjoyed the scenic view as well as the surpise mini waterfall. The trails were ealisy marks. Not recommended for someone with asthma as the inclines can be steep. Fantastic place to let children play and view nature at it's finest.

Thank Crystal W
Saint Charles, Missouri
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Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

I grew up close to this park! Great trails with several waterfalls. Covered picnic areas make it nice for shade or rain. Always enjoy trips here.

Thank BecLe
Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Graham Cave is an archaeological site. University of Missouri archaeologists conducted digs here that produced many significant artifacts providing clues into the lives of people who occupied the shelter over a 10,000 year period. Come here to: learn about pre-Columbian cultures; learn about archaeology; hike; enjoy central Missouri woodlands along trails of varying lengths; to bird; to camp; to picnic;... More 

Thank Edge W
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

This is a nice and clean state park. The cave looked filled in and has a fence on the front. Looked like they have some nice hiking trails but there are a lot of them in Missouri. Go somewhere else.

Thank RyanD1977
Columbia, Missouri
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2015

An interesting site just off I-70 between Columbia, MO and St Louis. We passed the sign many times on our drive to visit family and friends, when one time we decided to check it out. A short walk from the parking area to the cave allows you to see first hand how archaeologists are discovering how the cave was used... More 

1 Thank hatldy
St Louis, MO
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Reviewed 6 May 2015

RV pads were ok, but could be updated. Our site (52) had a bit of a drop off from where we stepped out of the RV. Bathrooms were clean and in good shape. The camp hosts were very pleasant and the rangers went out of their way to be friendly and helpful. Mosquitos were in an abundance, so, be sure... More 

1 Thank brandibrownphoto
Foristell, Missouri
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Reviewed 19 April 2015

My husband and I went here this past weekend with our two yonger kids to test out our new trailer. It was good for just that. FIrst off, there were not many level sites. Secondly, too many trees next to the sites so hard to find a good spot to allow for your awining and slide outs. It was just... More 

1 Thank annettesundberg
Flat Rock, North Carolina
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Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

We were going to enjoy a few days in hermann mo so went to this park. Sites are not all level so we choose the best and stepped out. The Mosquitos were fierce!! We decided to go into hermann and stay at the city park it was much better . Enjoyed the wineries restraints and bike rides,

Thank marcia s
Columbia, Missouri
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Graham Cave State Park is in my home county of Montgomery County, Missouri and is very near where I grew up in Danville, Missouri. The park's main feature is its namesake, Graham Cave. Although the cave isn't very big, it is very interesting because it was inhabited by native Americans more than 10,000 years ago. The park also has camping... More 

1 Thank Kelly B
Jacksonville, Florida
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81 reviews
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Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Seems like a decent park with plenty to do and picnic tables but the cave isn't much of an attraction. We enjoyed a lunch and a short walk. Depending on what you want to do... it's not a long visit if it's to see cave- you will have enough in 15 mins.

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