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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, Dark, and Beautiful!

We love caves and Onondaga Cave was one of the last I had the privilege of visiting, so it holds a special place in my memory. I'm older now and I can't manage the steps often... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Columbia, Missouri
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Columbia, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We love caves and Onondaga Cave was one of the last I had the privilege of visiting, so it holds a special place in my memory. I'm older now and I can't manage the steps often necessary in touring caves. Many caves in Missouri are closed to visitors because of a disease infesting bats, so if the cave is open,... More 

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California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This large set of caverns located in a Missouri State park is worth a stop. There are several guided tours of the caverns each day and the formations are amazing. The best thing was that it wasn't crowded midweek. The tour lasted about 2 hours and there was walking and stairs involved, but only required moderate physical exertion at times.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We spent the day at Onodaga State Park and had an excellent time hiking, picnicking, and did the cave tour. The park is very well maintained and the visitor center staff are helpful and friendly. I have toured several of Missouri's popular caves, Onodaga is by far the prettiest and geologically diverse. It has an interesting history which our tour... More 

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Opatija, Croatia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Of course, Missouri, is known for its many caves and caverns. Although Onondaga is not the most widely known, it is probably the most interesting. One can see the majestic cavern and watch the bats flying throughout the hourlong walk into the ancient spectacle of stalactites and stalagmites. One of the truly interesting places to visit on the way through... More 

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112 reviews 112 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been in lots of caves and Onondaga is one of the best around. It's a very "active" cave so you see many different areas that are still growing and changing all the time. This cave offers many unique formations that are really great to see up close and personal. And since it's run by the State of Missouri, it... More 

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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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102 helpful votes 102 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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Address: Address: Onondaga Cave State Park, 7556 St. Route "H", Leasburg, MO 65535
Phone Number: 573-245-6600
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Leasburg

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