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Fantastic Caverns

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Address: 4872 North Farm Road 125, Springfield, MO 65803
Phone Number: 417-833-2010
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Hiking, Driving
Description: Discover the timeless beauty of Fantastic Caverns, one of the earth's...
Discover the timeless beauty of Fantastic Caverns, one of the earth's rarest treasures. There are only four of its' kind in the entire world, and only one in North America. Here, you'll discover one of the world's most beautiful natural wonders; giant columns stretching from floor to ceiling, delicate soda straws glistening with minerals, tiny cave pearls hidden in crystal-clear water. And best of all, you'll see it close-up from the comfort of a Jeep-drawn tram!
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More money less interest

I have been going to fantastic caverns for years. Over the last 2 years I have noticed that the tour guides have less interest in their jobs. I was also told be an employee that... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I have been going to fantastic caverns for years. Over the last 2 years I have noticed that the tour guides have less interest in their jobs. I was also told be an employee that management wants them to do less talking and more letting the cave "talk for itself". To me this causes a less informative tour. If this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

This is a place that has an amazing history!! Glad I was able to visit. Will never forget the trip. Cant wait to go back and take family.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

it was to costly and not much to see granted you do get to ride but meramac caverns is so much better and a great place to take pictures plus you can get coupons so it saves you money. you do have to go farther but the trip is worth it and there is another cave near by called the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The first time you go it was exciting the ride through the caverns learning about the cave And the shops wee pricey but it's ok

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Family oriented. Lots of history! Oh the stories these cave walls could tell. Great for all ages. Great photo stop and good place for the kids to run some steam off!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Although the caverns are not unique, there are many unique features about these particular caves. Size being the foremost feature and interesting geological formationa the other. It's also fun to ride in the jeep!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Pricey for what you get. Interesting for kids but not so much for adults! My kids loved the gift shop better than the cave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The welcome center is just that...welcoming...beautiful, open, organized, and the staff is very friendly. The actual tour is very fun and the guide was entertaining and patient with all of the questions. I learned a lot about the history of the cave as well as the natural features found inside. The gift shop had many beautiful gems and minerals as... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I wouldn't go back. Its pretty but the actual cave ride is short. The grounds around it are very pretty. Its expensive and I feel very over rated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic Caverns welcome everyone matter your agility level. You ride thru and that makes it a wonderful sight to visit for everyone. Great on a hot summer day. Cool off, relax and learn something. See why we have so many sink holes in MO. "Cave State".

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