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Onondaga Cave

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Address: Onondaga Cave State Park, 7556 St. Route "H", Leasburg, MO 65535
Phone Number: 573-245-6600
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A Beautiful Cave with Educated Tour Guides

This is a really lovely cave, with a large number of visually stunning formations and a very interesting history. Because this a state park, you don't get a jokey, half accurate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2015
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This is a really lovely cave, with a large number of visually stunning formations and a very interesting history. Because this a state park, you don't get a jokey, half accurate tour with tacky colored lighting on the formations. There are a number of stairs, but the railings are solid. Caves can be drippy and cool, so sturdy foot wear... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Our family loves caves. We choose destinations based on how many caves are around and which roads to travel--just to be sure not to miss one. This cave has it all--but, it was the first time I had ever seen a splatter-mite. Beautiful and easy to navigate. Excellent paths with sturdy rails. Very interesting Missouri History--including it's tie to Meramec... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

If you have limited time for seeing sights south of St. Louis, skip Merremac Caverns and head a little further south to Onondaga Cave in Onondaga Cave State Park. I've been in a number of cave attractions, and this is one of the best. Almost all expected cave formations are visible there, up-close, and often in huge vaulted rooms, one... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

We prefer this cave to those of the surrounding area. The price is cheaper, the tour is always amazing, the cave is massive and both times we have went, our family of 8 has gotten their own personal tour of the cave. So groups are typically small, which is great.

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Thank Kilbery
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Better have the proper shoes. We had a 90 minute tour and you do a lot of up and down slick pavement. Can be a little tough on the elderly. Don't forget to have a jacket with you even though it may be hot outside. We were at the back of a large torso could not hear the guide very... More 

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St Louis, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Much better true cave experience than its more glitzy neighbor Meramac Caverns 10 miles up I-44. If you want a tourist trap and to pay a lot more money then visit Meramac. If you want a true cave experience without all of the extra fanfare then this is your place. Wonderful walking cave tour! I love visiting in the summer... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Excellent tour, the caves were amazing. Most of all we loved getting a break from the summer heat wave.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We visited Onondaga Cave during a recent trip to the Missouri ozarks. It was an excellent tour through a beautiful and magnificent cave. There was also a nice visitor's center with interpretive area, clean restrooms, and friendly staff. What to know if you go: - wear long pants, a jacket, and comfortable shoes. This is necessary even during summer! The... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Took quick day trip to see the cave. Had great tour guide. Some people there at same time had a hard time understanding when to buy tickets (no advanced ticket sales) and did not know there are 2 different tours available. I recommend either reading online or calling to verify what you want/plan to do. We did the 'basic' cave... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We did the 60 min tour and loved it. It was beautiful and I learned a lot. The kids enjoyed it too. We have seen Meramec Caverns too, which are much much bigger, but the tour was longer there. I liked Onondaga Cave's tour because it was just as pretty and fascinating as Meramec Caverns, but this medium sized cave... More 

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