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Onondaga Cave

Onondaga Cave State Park, 7556 St. Route "H", Leasburg, MO 65535
573-245-6600
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Leasburg
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Des Moines, Iowa
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90 reviews 90 reviews
29 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Prior to this trip, I'd never set foot in a real cave, just little inlets into rock outcroppings. So when I read about the caves here in southern Missouri, I knew we had to take a look. Though I have no basis for comparison, I have to think this is one of the best cave experiences you can find in... More

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Redmond, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We were visiting friends in St Louis and seeing the local attractions and they suggested these caverns over others in the area, less touristy. These caverns were great. It was a weekday and local schools were back in session so there was one other couple with us. The tour guide was very informative. We saw all sorts of formations and... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

While we were passing back through Missouri my wife suggested we stop here to see the cave. Even though it set us behind it was well worth it. Be prepared to take tons of pictures and to have shoes that have decent tread on them. Some of the ground is wet and slick but not bad at all. Had a... More

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Missouri
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152 reviews 152 reviews
97 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I really enjoyed this cave. It had a lot of really nice formations. I was not as impressed with my tour guide as I was with the cave itself. She was very nice but she didn't have a ton of useful information to share. There are animal footprints on the banks but they don't know what they are from. For... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I had never been to a cave before and used Tripadvisor to decide which ones I should choose. The Onondaga Cave got some really good reviews, and when we went on the tour we saw why. It had a wide range of formations. There are several rooms of formations and at the deepest point of the tour, they turn off... More

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Minnesota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We've visited many of the great caves in the US: Wind, Jewel, Carlsbad, Karchner, Mammoth, Oregon. So I was skeptical that this one in a Missouri park would really be worth it. It definitely was! This is a very active cave; lots of water seeping in is actively creating formations. The formations in the Lily Pad room are the most... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went here when staying at Trout Lodge (read that review). This was the highlight of our trip (says a lot about Trout Lodge). The tour was 1.25 hours and cold for the little kids. It was filled with a good mix of awe and info. I would have liked a little more geology/science during the tour and not so much... More

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Parkville, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

There are actually two caves to see at Onondaga State Park--Onondaga Cave (the better known) and Cathedral Cave (not so well known). Onondaga is spectacular. The formations and colors will really impress you. Be sure to see the Lily Pad Room, which is toward the end of the tour (and don't let the tour guide try to talk you out... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We went to this place because of the reviews. Everything went well until our guide showed up. We originally had one guide but then some young girl comes in the room and rudely dismisses the guide because it's her turn to give he tour. As we go through the tour the girl increasingly gets more and more rude. Be the... More

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Hazelwood, Missouri, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Beautiful cave...great place to visit on a hot day....our tour guide Sara was very knowledgeable...but the kids and I would've rather had less scientific information and a little faster tour!!!

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