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

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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 reviews 5 reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction 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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