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Cave Spring Interpretive Center

8701 E. Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64133-6351
+1 816-358-2283
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Historic Santa Fe Trail Site Right in Town

Excellent day trip for locals and tourists alike. Small but interesting museum display, easy... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2016
Raytown, Missouri
Interesting short hike

We just moved to the area and kids wanted to see some caves. This place had a cave, not very big or... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2016
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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Cave Spring is a 36 acre historic site and nature park located in Southeast Kansas City in Jackson County. The area includes a nature center with changing exhibits, picnic area, hiking trails, wildlife pond habitat, butterfly garden, and small cave.
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  • Average35%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
19 Jul 2016
“Historic Santa Fe Trail Site Right in Town”
18 Jun 2016
“Interesting short hike”
8701 E. Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64133-6351
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Excellent day trip for locals and tourists alike. Small but interesting museum display, easy hiking trails that are well maintained, and a very interesting history.

2  Thank Elspode
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We just moved to the area and kids wanted to see some caves. This place had a cave, not very big or deep. We saw the cave, some chimneys that were from old cabins, and a still pond. There was a very small nature center...More

1  Thank ewachtler
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Not huge, but fun to walk the trails and see a few historic foundations and a cave used by early explorers.

1  Thank Shannon E
Reviewed 27 May 2016

I took my 5 year old and 6 year old to hike here and we loved exploring the paths. Such a great place and just the right size to bring younger kids. We spent about 2.5 hours here exploring and having snack time. They were...More

2  Thank Colport
Reviewed 19 April 2016

This place has gone down hill since I was there in 2013. It's unkept,signs fallen down, trails need to be trimmed of overhanging brush, handrails falling down or obsolete. Couldn't find the cave spring at all.

1  Thank John E
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Seems small, but, it still has about 4 miles of trails. Some stone foundations and chimneys of settlers cabins still remain. It would be nice to have historical signage around the cabins area. Maintenance of the park is privately funded, so contributions are appropriate. The...More

1  Thank jacjsc
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Beautiful grounds and trails, and a very rich history. Not the most modern park, but very peaceful. Watch for activities throughout the year, especially the pumpkin festival in October.

Thank ladypuercoloco
Reviewed 25 August 2015

My husband and I went here yesterday. We had already seen most of the sightseeing places in KC and had one more day. This place sounded nice. When we got here at 2pm the person in the center was locking up and did not say...More

1  Thank roseynan
Reviewed 7 December 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed this little park and nugget of history greatly.. I love trail history and this is sweetly preserved and quaint... Very pleasant

Thank Phyllis S
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Being in the city you would never believe such a great place of nature exists. The guided tours are great.

2  Thank Waterman_10
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