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Big Spring

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Address: Van Buren, MO 63965
Phone Number: +1 573-226-3945
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Largest natural spring in Missouri averaging a flow of about 286 million...

Largest natural spring in Missouri averaging a flow of about 286 million gallons of water a day.

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Beautiful but Wish there were more Trails

This is a really interesting location and it is very attractive. However there are few trails and little to do besides look. Wish there were more "places"

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
NHGeoguy
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Wentworth, New Hampshire
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Wentworth, New Hampshire
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a really interesting location and it is very attractive. However there are few trails and little to do besides look. Wish there were more "places"

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Thank NHGeoguy
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47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited Big Spring several times, long ago. I had forgotten much of it. This time, I brought my husband for his first visit. We both enjoyed walking the paths, seeing the spring up close, and exploring the small caves. You'll have to squat in the small caves, so don't bump your head! I enjoy the powerful sound of... More 

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Thank Kathy D
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The camp grounds and bathrooms need some major up dating! The are a bit worn and are showing the wear quite nicely. Wish the kids had a playground near the camp sites. It's kind of hard to access the river from the campgrounds. You must take an evening drive or walk to enjoy the deer early in the morning or... More 

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Thank tlongino07
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Park has lots to offer with camping and hiking. Springs are a peaceful and beautiful to visit. Park is large and well kept.

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Thank Judy R
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Big Spring is absolutely beautiful. It is one of the world's largest single feed springs. The water is one of the prettiest blues I have ever seen. The park offers amenities such as bathrooms, rental cabins, campsites and boat ramps.

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2 Thank James F
Bastrop, Louisiana
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Another one of God's hidden beauties. Just unbelievable. Can't believe that I had never heard of it before. A have to see!!!

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3 Thank montgomery627
On Da Road
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The springs are big and the surrounding area is very nice and peaceful. Nice little hike along springs & bluff when you go past where it starts. Nice picnic tables in the area.

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3 Thank On_Da_Road1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Loved it. Owners are wonderful and beautiful setting. Reasonably priced for all you get. Will be back.

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2 Thank Tammy F
Portageville, Missouri
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125 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is an amazing sight! You will want to walk on the short stone path that leads you to the overlook of the unbelievable force of nature! It is gorgeous!!! Be sure to read the plaque that gives you the facts. You won't believe the amount of water that comes from the spring each day. It is 4 miles from... More 

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Independence, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

It was beautiful and fun! Spent the weekend at the hotel and had fun on the river. Local food places were friendly and the food was good

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