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Onondaga Cave

Address: Onondaga Cave State Park, 7556 St. Route "H", Leasburg, MO 65535
Phone Number: 573-245-6600
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Leasburg
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I've seen some caves in my travels, however, this one is neater than any other I've seen. It is about an hour and a half tour, recommend a jacket and definitely no flip flops. You have an option of going back after the first part of the tour or going on to the second part, DO NOT GO BACK, the... More 

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Clinton, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The cave was beautiful. We went on the last Saturday before the cave closes for the winter. We had a very small group. Our tour guide was great. Make sure you have your walking shoes on and take a jacket.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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91 reviews 91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
92 helpful votes 92 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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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
76 helpful votes 76 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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