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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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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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Much more than I expected!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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West Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I took my elderly parents to this cave in conjunction to a Springfield/Branson, MO trip. Out of 3 caves including Marvel Cave at SDC, this was my favorite. The guide was very knowledgeable of the cave, the history, and it did have amazing creatures! Age of family members 30's and 70's. Easy walking. Great for, elderly, families and folks with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

We wanted to do a cave tour during our trip to Branson but didn't want to do a big "commercialized" cave like fantastic caverns or the one at silver dollar city. This one fit the bill as it was smaller and locally owned. The price is cheaper than the rest as well. Since we came fairly early in the season,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went on the Wild tour. It was such a great time! It was about an hour and a half and you get to go off the main path and really experience the cave. It was beautiful and incredibly interesting. If you have time and a small group that likes to see a cave out of the... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We took 55 high school students for a tour (spring 2015) and they enjoyed seeing that our class content actually had real world applications. The tour guides were willing to adapt their talk to the group and I will communicate more with them in the future because they can give me exactly what my kids need. The students did think... More 

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Pittsburg, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Perhaps it was the small group, perhaps it was because it is the off-season; whatever the reason, this was one of the best cave tours I have ever done. It was also not strenuous (like Marvel Cave, etc.) which my chubby out-of-shape self appreciated. The guide, Dennis, was great at explaining everything and showing us neat things, like the starfish... More 

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Additional Information about Smallin Civil War Cave

Address: 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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