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Meramec Caverns

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Address: I-44 W, exit 230, Stanton, MO 63079
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Discovered in 1716 and later used as a hideout for the notorious Jesse...

Discovered in 1716 and later used as a hideout for the notorious Jesse James, this large cavern contains five floors of unusual formations.

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interesting stop off route 66

Really enjoyed having a look at the caverns and it was a nice cool stop off on a hot day. The tour was inserting although its only an hour so its not somewhere you can spend a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed having a look at the caverns and it was a nice cool stop off on a hot day. The tour was inserting although its only an hour so its not somewhere you can spend a whole day. Overall an enjoyable experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most Beautiful cave I have seen! Very fun to go with the tour! Tour guide was very informative. Amazing History with the Jessie James Gang! I will be back again with my family. It is also a Semi Truck Friendly! Just be careful with heavy loads coming back up the Hill!

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I saw a pamphlet in the hotel for this place, as I was looking for something to do that I hadn't heard of. This was it. The cave system is stunning. Even though you are underground, you can still get amazing photos while touring the caves. I was so impressed, that I actually bought a silly souvenir from the gift... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This place was great. You go underground and view the beautiful caverns. The tour guide do give you some great history on what they were originally used for. And allows time to stop for photos as certain spots. There is a lot of walking, and some steep inclines. The show at the end in the cavern "theater" is the best... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

First, for the four of us to go was $70 I think. If you've never been to a cave is neat I suppose. However there is very little Special about this cave if you've been to others. Tour is short (a little over an hour and part of that time you are walking back over the same path you had... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Second visit in 3 decades but not much different. Certainly feel the $20+ admission is too high. Guests should know they will be walking more than a mile and that there is one flight of 58 steps. No tight squeeze passages but some low ceilings. Knowledgeable guides.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Unfortunately we didn't have time to do a full tour of the cavern. If you visit you need to give yourself a few hours. Tours weren't cheap. What we saw of the cavern and the history it seemed interesting. There is a restaurant on site for food.

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Western Springs, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Driving from Chicago to Tulsa, we stopped at the caverns on a whim and it was SUCH a great decision! I have an 11 year old girl and 9 year old boy and they were in complete awe! (I was too!) Definitely make sure you go to the bathroom before starting the tour, tho :) our tour guide Jeremy was... More 

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Saint James, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Pack a picnic and have a great day trip with the kids one sunny day. I budgeted $200 for the cavern experience. We got a deal for two on the zipline with an internet coupon. Two on the boat tour of the Meramec River. Paid entry fee for four people for the fabulous tour. Amazing! Worth it just to be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Sadly we didn't have time to do this attraction justice as we were covering the entirety of Route 66 and had to continue our journey. Having said that this is an amazing place and not to be missed.

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