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Smallin Civil War Cave

3575 North Smallin Road, Ozark, MO 65721
417-551-4545
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Ranked #1 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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Mountain View, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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
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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
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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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Ozark, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife, son and I had a wonderful getaway practically in our own back yard, incredable cave entrance and history of this cave, put it on your bucket list!

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Nixa, Missouri, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It is a very nice place the guide was so nice. We were with a large group of children and they all liked it.

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Bonner Springs, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

we really wasn't impressed with this one. The guide really wasn't all that great. He talked more about what Indians did in the cave and nothing about the civil war. Probably won't go back any time soon.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

During a very rainy camping trip to Table Rock Lake, we decided on a cave day to stay out of the weather. Seeing the signs it seemed a good as any place to start the day. Kevin, the cave owner, was a very friendly and knowledgeable with a willingness to answer any and all questions. Our guide, whose name I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Lived in Ozark for 5 yrs and never visited. Finally took some family from out of town to the cave and was very impressed. Loved it! Easily accessible if you're worried about the walk - and great history about the cave and area. Worth the short drive off 65.

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