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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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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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Ozark, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Cave is large and sits in a lovely wooded valley. It has not been fully studied or explored, so contains many mysteries. Evidence of humans goes back to maybe ten thousand years ago, and there are fossils and bones of ancient mammals. Guide was entertaining.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

We went as a family. We had 11 people, some with children under 10 and over 16 this tour was affordable, fun and the staff was very friendly and nice. They made the tour fun for all. My family had a great time. The cave was awesome.

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Thornton, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We are visiting Branson and while they have many caves to choose from to visit we picked to go for a drive to visit this one. Glad we drove the 30 miles to get there and see some other things while in the area. Wayne was our guide and he was great! He made my 5 year old daughter his... More

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Eldon, Missouri, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Living 2 hours away I had never heard of this cave until I was looking for a place to take 2nd and 3rd graders for a field trip. We went and couldn't have had a better time. This family owned business was both informative and fun. Our guide was entertaining and (as a history teacher) I appreciated his simple, yet,... More

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