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Rocky Falls Shut-in

Shannon County, Eminence, MO
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Eminence
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Swimming
Description: A shut-in more similar to a waterfall with a pool at the bottom.
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Bethalto, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We took four young teenagers to visit for a few hours in the evening. It had just rained pretty heavily the previous week and the water was really running. The kids climbed the falls and swam in the deep cool water. It was beautiful and fun--definitely worth the short drive there from Eminence.

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Salem, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My sister-in-law came down last summer with some family and I wanted to take them someplace beside the river. A friend had told me about Rocky Falls and how much fun it was. The drive there was about an hour from Salem down Hwy 19. It is located off of Route H which is off Route NN, east of Eminence.... More

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Huntingdon, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went one day around noon...and the boys (13 & 16) had a great time playing in the water...climbing the falls and generally having fun. The water was crisp and cool. Very clean place. I would have liked to see some more picnic areas, but definitely worth the trip!

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I Kewl place to see, hike, nature,picnic,history and so so much more, or just to spend some time enjoying nature, side walks to walk on or nature trails

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Mountain View, Missouri
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87 reviews 87 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I went to Rocky Falls again this year. I've gone for years now, generally every year early in the summer. It's a nice drive to the falls. Once you're there you're sort overwhelmed with how beautiful this area is. Formed about 1.5 billion years ago as molten rock flowing to the surface. The rhyolite rock is a harder rock which... More

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Arnold, Missouri
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We went down to Eminence, MO over labor day weekend. We go there a couple times a year, but we decided to check out Rocky Falls this time. So glad that we did! It was so pretty and relaxing. People took a trail up to the top of the falls if they wanted to on foot, but I chickened out... More

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Bean Creek MO
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We have enjoyed many vacations in the Eminence Missouri area exploring the many big springs, streams, mills etc... There are not many water falls in the Show-Me state but Rocky Falls should be on yer list of things to checkout in the area. Be sure and climb the granite boulders for an up close look... This area offers many photo... More

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Missouri City, Missouri
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We stopped at the Visitor's Center in Van Buren and she recommended that we go to Rocky Falls. What a nice little swimming area! The falls were beautiful. The area was very clean and the water was calm in the swimming area.

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Michigan City
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It's a beautiful little place where you could spend all day just playing in the water and climbing around. The rocks do get slippery so be careful!

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Ozark, Missouri
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This place is awesome! Being that it is summer and my visit was on a Saturday it was very busy with swimmers & people sun bathing, but I plan to come back in the Fall on a weekday and really soak it in. As another reviewer said it's a great place to play with your shutter speed on the ol'... More

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