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Smallin Civil War Cave

3575 North Smallin Road, Ozark, MO 65721
417-551-4545
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Ozark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Owner description: Discovered in 1818, Smallin Cave’s breathtaking ten-story arch will lead you into rich human history, unusual geology and rare cave life. One-hour... more » Owner description: Discovered in 1818, Smallin Cave’s breathtaking ten-story arch will lead you into rich human history, unusual geology and rare cave life. One-hour guided tours, Open year-round. « less
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We visited as a large family of 10 with children ranging from 4-13. Our family is from this area so we were interested to learn the history of the cave and about its life during war time... And what a life the cave has had. All the stories of the people who have come and gone.. And in one way... More

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Springfield, Mo
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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I live in the area and have never stopped to visit the Smallin cave before, the name is deceiving this is a big cave. I have been to many caves all over the US and this is a very nice one. It is easy to navigate with no stairs. They have dinner tours on some Saturday nights. They cooked us... More

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El Dorado Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The cost of this cave is far less than other nearby caves. Also you can get closer to the actual cave than at the others. Guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. Also trails were very easy to navigate.

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Prairie Village
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We asked the person at the front desk TWICE if this cave had anything to do with the Civil War. That was our main interest. Twice his answer was that it did. After purchasing our ticket and going on the one hour tour it had NOTHING to do with the Civil War. They lied and they ripped us off. Sorry,... More

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Well worth the stop to tour this cave. Not far off the highway. A smaller, family owned type business, the staff and owners do a great job. Learn about history and science while enjoying the beauty and wonder of nature. Glad we stopped.

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Mountain View, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Smallin Cave. The cave has quite an interesting history and prehistory. The action of flowing water has created amazing cave formations. Smallin is unusual with so many species of living cave creatures. The staff was friendly and helpful. The guide did a wonderful job of informing and entertaining.

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Blaine, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This place is worth seeing! Eric our tour guide was awesome! He was very knowledgeable and funny what more could you ask for!? The owners where also so helpful and friendly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A trip going through this cave is a great experience. Not only is the cave very unique, but you get a history lesson as well. Located in a quite area. Have been through this one about four or more times over the last 40 years. Have seen it grow to one of ozarks best places to see. One trip was... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Absolutely worth your visit. Kevin knows so many stories about the area and the people who are part of this cave's history. We heard some parts twice (doubled back to pick up a couple who had just arrived) and it was just as interesting the second time around. This is not a cave requiring athleticism; there are walkways and lights,... More

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Benton, Arkansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Took our first vacation besides the typical "camping trip". We stayed in Branson, and of all the things to do in Branson, This was my husband's and my favorite thing that we did. Our children enjoyed it as well. The owners are wonderful Christian people with a great sense of humor as well. Kevin was our tour guide and he... More

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