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Onondaga Cave

Onondaga Cave State Park, 7556 St. Route "H", Leasburg, MO 65535
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Leasburg
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Parkville, Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Cuba, Missouri
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Onondaga is a beautiful and unspoiled cave. It's a wonderful and informative tour. Don't miss it if you're interested in natural wonders.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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101 reviews 101 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Offers short but very scenic guided tours. We visit mainly caves in the southwest which are often dry with few active areas. This cave has water coming in everywhere and a large number of active formations including straws and some large draperies and flows. It also has a stream and ponds with formations in them. On some days, the park... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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97 reviews 97 reviews
35 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Lots of fun here and beautiful cave . The State park has a beautiful campground. I have seen lots of caves this one is very beautiful its a must see

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St. Louis
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Fun walking tour through Onondaga Cave. Tour guide was knowledgeable and interesting. The length of the tour was just right for our younger children. I was a bit surprised by the cost of the tour now, having been several years ago when the fee was much lower. Our family of 5 tickets ran $65.00, including two children. For the experience... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Touring Onondaga Cave is well worth the detour. The cave is managed by the state park, so it lacks the heavy handed commercialism of other cave tours. The guides are well informed, and focus more on the natural and environmental aspects of cave ecology. The formations are very nice as well. The park itself is one of our favorites as... More

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Nixa, Missouri
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275 reviews 275 reviews
72 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is probably one of my favorite caves in the state. It's very well decorated and the tour guide was very well informed and friendly. It's easy walking most of the way. I would love to do the lantern tour at some point.

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Bend, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The people at this park were very very friendly. Camphost volunteers bent over backwards to help and get us a place. We went on the Onondaga (lighted traditional cave tour) and Cathedral (lantern lit cave tour). Both were wonderful with some of the best cave formations we have seen in any cave. The naturalists were friendly and helpful and enthusiastic.... More

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