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Smallin Civil War Cave

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Address: 3575 North Smallin Road, Ozark, MO 65721
Phone Number: 417-551-4545
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Discovered in 1818, Smallin Cave’s breathtaking ten-story arch will lead...
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.
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The Best Cave Tour

This place was amazing. The tour guides are wonderful and informative. It is a relaxed atmosphere and an informal experience. It was incredible to hear about the history behind... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Warrensburg, Missouri
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Warrensburg, Missouri
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This place was amazing. The tour guides are wonderful and informative. It is a relaxed atmosphere and an informal experience. It was incredible to hear about the history behind the cave. We ended up with the owner as our tour guide. He is great fun. His name is Kevin. We will be back for the Wild tour. I liked this... More 

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Ozark, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful cave and the guided tour is very informative. I loved it! Ready to go again. It is a nice walk to the cave and the guide stops along the way to tell you some history. The path to the Cave is nice and smooth and wide enough for couples or strollers or even wheelchairs. The owners are... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This cave has a lot to offer from the natural perspective. I have seen many caves before and this one certainly ranks amongst the best! The tour guide was also fantastic. He clearly knew his material and made it evident where he got his information (be it from professionally hired archaeologists/geologists or from historical texts). I would certainly visit this... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Our family group ranged from toddlers to grandparents, and everyone had a great time. The tour moved at a good pace, and Kevin (owner and guide) kept it entertaining. He brought the history to life with stories and personal connection, involving the kids and making it special for them. The length of the trip was short for a cave walk,... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Archeologically and historically interesting. Beautiful too! We will return in a while as they continue to expand and explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This cave was great. The path was well lit. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. It was beautiful there and I learned a lot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My family loved this tour! The tour guide was full of interesting facts and really engaged with my 6 year old. My other son is in a wheel chair and it was fully accessible for him. We got there shortly after they opened and got a personal tour. When we got back to the office there were two school group... More 

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Arlington, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My daughter and I were on our way to another attraction near Springfield and saw the signs so my daughter decided we should go here instead. We were very happy with this stop. We enjoy going through caves and this one did not disappoint. The guide was very informative and friendly. My daughter enjoyed seeing the cave salamanders. The river... More 

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Newton, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Our daughter took us here for our anniversary. My wife is a Civil War buff. We have seen battlefields and other sites all over the country. This is a site that all who study the Civil War should visit. The tour guide was very well informed and very entertaining. Significant site in SW Missouri history. Worth the hour it takes... More 

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Rogersville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Not only is the cave breathtaking, but the owners are the most kind and generous people. I have visited here a couple of times and each was filled with beauty, fun, and adventure for our family. It is so easy to get around and the guides really know their local history. They are also people of great moral value who... More 

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Additional Information about Smallin Civil War Cave

Address: 3575 North Smallin Road, Ozark, MO 65721
Phone Number: 417-551-4545
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Ozark
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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