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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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Activities: Group tours/walking tour

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Cool cave experience

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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

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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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

First time in a Missouri cave, and this did not disappoint. The tour took a little over 90 minutes and was a walking tour through the cave system, highlighting several extremely cool structures in various areas. You start with a short video and talk, and then head in. The Lily Pad room at the end was unbelievable, so make sure... More 

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Dry Ridge, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We absolutely loved Onondaga Cave! This is our favorite cave we've been to. We were bummed at first because this was the first stop on our vacation and we knew we hoped to get to the cave before the last tour, but that didn't happen. We decided to stay longer in the morning so we could go on the first... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Went here after going to Meramec Caverns tour and Fisher cave as well. Was a very nice tour and great price. Does have alot more ups and downs going through the tour and a long set of stairs. Seen a few in our group struggle so be prepared to climb on slick paths. Other than that also be prepared to... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

We just went yesterday and did the cave to her and then we went under the campground and hung out of the gravel bar by the river in the water and it was beautiful I will say about the cave tour then if you're afraid of steep grades you might want to stay clear cuz they're very steep spot even... More 

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