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Meramec Caverns

I-44 W, exit 230, Stanton, MO 63079
+1 800-676-6105
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Very unique place to see with lots of history behind it.

It is a beautiful cave that gives you a tour of a lifetime. I highly recommend this place and if... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sullivan, Missouri
Tourist Trap

I was not impressed with Meramec Caverns at all. There are far too many people on the tour and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Discovered in 1716 and later used as a hideout for the notorious Jesse James, this large cavern contains five floors of unusual formations.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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I-44 W, exit 230, Stanton, MO 63079
+1 800-676-6105
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a beautiful cave that gives you a tour of a lifetime. I highly recommend this place and if you have never gone, it is well worth the trip.

Thank nana2x2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not impressed with Meramec Caverns at all. There are far too many people on the tour and the tour guides don't really give you much information. There are a few places where they stop and tell some interesting stories or share a few...More

Thank dr12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Meramec Caverns were a highly recommended Route 66 attraction and they did not disappoint. The caverns are very interesting and well decorated, a little commercial compared to what we are used to but beautiful all the same. The paths are well lit and relatively...More

Thank WeaselsGal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meramec Caverns is pretty close from exit off of I 44 and an interesting stop. We were in town for the eclipse and decided to tour around. We chose to tour the cave. They have a zip line, canoe rentals, and boat tour, gift store,...More

Thank Bruna F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just visited last weekend fr the first time. Great cavern! Beautiful formations, colors. An easy walk for the most part. We did have an elderly person on our tour who struggled a few places with the "climb" up and down pathways. No steps unless you...More

Thank boonutsmom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here as a halfway point on our trip. Our teenage grandson enjoyed the cave and the zip line. The cave tour was great and the guide kept it interesting. The guides on our zip line tour were great!

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a jewel one of the most beautiful caves in Missouri a must see if you are on I 44 The area flooded in May everything except the campgrounds are back operational this is one of our favorite places to shop when traveling to...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This was a must see in our route 66 guide. Apparently Jesse James hid there. I don't know why they couldn't find him, they had his name in 6 foot high letters outside! Anyway we parked and went in. They had suffered a flood a...More

Thank blazer20
Reviewed 10 August 2017

It had been easily 20+ years since I had been to Meramec Caverns and it still amazes me. The price is a little steep in my opinion but considering that this is a privately owned cave I gladly paid. Out tour guide was funny and...More

Thank angvwf
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We stopped here and there had been a lot of damage from a recent storm, like 50 ft of water, the guide told us. Lot of the area closed. Cavern was open but wet, and my husband has asthma and we thought it would be...More

Thank dcscake
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Mary S
16 September 2017|
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Response from CHEFSAH | Reviewed this property |
What is a "wheekcgsur" ?
Carrie C
17 June 2017|
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Response from shellakers | Reviewed this property |
my husband said it's around $12 for adult ticket. Well worth the price, we thought!
24 May 2017|
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Response from 3horsecreek | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and we have a lot of nice pictures.