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Fantastic Caverns

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Address: 4872 N Farm Road 125, Springfield, MO 65803-6168
Phone Number:
+1 417-833-2010
08:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Discover the timeless beauty of Fantastic Caverns, one of the earth's...

Discover the timeless beauty of Fantastic Caverns, one of the earth's rarest treasures. There are only four of its' kind in the entire world, and only one in North America. Here, you'll discover one of the world's most beautiful natural wonders; giant columns stretching from floor to ceiling, delicate soda straws glistening with minerals, tiny cave pearls hidden in crystal-clear water. And best of all, you'll see it close-up from the comfort of a Jeep-drawn tram!

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Perfect for Family of ALL AGES

I love that the cave is 60 degrees, year round! This means - when its rainy, too hot, or too cold to be outside you can still get out of the house and do something fun (and... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2015
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

I love that the cave is 60 degrees, year round! This means - when its rainy, too hot, or too cold to be outside you can still get out of the house and do something fun (and affordable). Plus, since the cave is ride through, you can take small kids or those with disabilities that would otherwise not get to... More 

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Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

It's a neat place worthwhile of seeing. But, they could really do with lowering their price. After all, it's a cave not an amusement park. Yes, an enjoyable tour along with a cool experience riding in a trailer train pulled by a jeep. But for what they ask in admission one would think they could update things a bit.

Thank Jefferson S
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

My husband and I received free passes and I'm glad the tickets were free. The cave itself is beautiful. But the guides lack knowledge. They should all be more informed. Age, minerals, etc. A little more informed would be helpful.

Thank Carol T
Tucker, Georgia
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

We were traveling with an older relative who a) has difficulty walking, and b) does not like enclosed spaces. She has NEVER gone in a cave - Ruby Falls, Mammoth Cave, etc. But when she saw the ads for Fantastic Caverns along the roadside she said, "what do you think?" Of course we had to go check it out. After... More 

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Schererville, Indiana
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Reviewed 4 November 2015

We would not visit again. For the price we expected much more out of the cavern. It is good for someone who can't walk a cavern.

Thank sanditoe
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Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

The billboards for Fantastic Caverns make this place seem like the best cave tour in the universe but I assure you it's far from it. Part of that is due to the fact that riding around a cave in a trailer-fied Jeep destroys the feeling that comes with walking through a cavern. I found it funny the tour guide said... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

you get to look back in time and see natures wonders. the people here are great. so glad it decided to take my family here for the day. so worth it.

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Dickson, Tennessee
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

You ride through the caverns so this is for everyone, no hiking. Our guide was young and energetic. She knew her cavern history. I learned a lot about the caverns history as a speakeasy as well as it's history as a tourist landmark. I would go back. A little expensive at 25.00 a person.

Thank Shari S
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Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

It's an ok cavern. Of this is your first cave it's good. If you are a cave conisour you will not enjoy it as much.

Thank imamogirl
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

Very enjoyable tour in the caverns. Really enjoyed learning about the history. The only problem we had was thru no fault of the tour. We had a tour that had another family along with us in which they had a young child who was deathly afraid of the dark. Inside the caves is very dark and the child screamed much... More 

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