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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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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Great all-weather stop

We chose Fantastic Caverns partially because of all the advertising in Missouri (literally Hundreds of billboards in the area), but also because you get to ride for the tour. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Richard_A_Munoz
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Brazil, Indiana
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Brazil, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We chose Fantastic Caverns partially because of all the advertising in Missouri (literally Hundreds of billboards in the area), but also because you get to ride for the tour. The caverns are beautiful and the weather is a constant 60 degrees inside, so you don't have to worry about rain, cold, heat, snow, etc. Not the biggest caverns in Missouri... More 

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Wichita, KS
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We arrived about 5 minutes before the tour should have left, it had already left. I was using the time off my phone which was set by GPS. They use a clock that is on the wall which is off by 10 minutes. I asked for the manager and he was no help at all. He told me there was... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The Caverns were very fun! You get to ride through them and really get to see all of the marvelous things that are in there. All of the stalactite and stalagmites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

It's a bit chilly so bring a sweater or jacket, even in the summer, but definitely a must! One of the only caves in America you can tour in a vehicle! So interesting and fun! Even my 7 and 10 year olds loved it!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I called Fantastic Caverns and spoke with a man at 545pm. I asked when the last tour left for the evening, the man said 7pm. I asked when I would need to arrive in order to ensure I would make the tour. He said "if you arrive at 7pm we will get you on the tour". My husband, son and... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I have been on a cave tour before and this one was way better. Driving through in the Jeeps was fun. My kids really enjoyed it as did my wife and I. It would be interesting hearing more about the seedy history of this cave. Maybe in an adult tour? Anyway, our tour guide was great, ( young girl with... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The best thing about this is that there is no walking. The tram takes you through the cave Good activity for a hot afternoon. The cave does not compare to Carlsbad or anything, but not an unpleasant experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Visited 3/13/15 with my family. The tour was enjoyable, but the only reason it lasts an hour is due to stops for guide talks. The guide was very knowledgeable though and was able to answer questions. It was a good educational experience. Just wish the tour lived up to my expectations.

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Fort Erie, Ontario
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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

One hour guided tour in a tram. The guide was very knowledgeable and very willing to answer questions at any point. Also the staff in the gift shop were easy to talk to and they had some great deals on items.

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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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