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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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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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One of Those Have to Do It Stops

While we knew it looked like the classic tourist trap roadside site seeing places, we decided to go for it as our 10 year old couldn't stop asking. Yes it was "a trap" in that it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Kalamazoo
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Kalamazoo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

While we knew it looked like the classic tourist trap roadside site seeing places, we decided to go for it as our 10 year old couldn't stop asking. Yes it was "a trap" in that it was a bit expensive, the cavern was very interesting and wonderful to see. Having the ride in tour was nice since we had Grandma... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Had a great time enjoyed being driven thru the cavern instead of walking, much easier for my mother. Great guide fun time.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Always a fun experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable. We take our kids there every four years on our school choir trip.

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Bothell, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Very interesting and fantastic tour. There is very nice and ample parking, a beautiful visitor center, knowledgable and friendly staff. This is worth the visit!!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Jeep guided your brings you up close and personal with cave formations and breathtaking views.. Pricing was $110 for 3 adults and 2 children..💰💵

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Burkburnett, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It was a nice place. You ride the train thru rather than walk. Great history lesson. Was fun and would go again.

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Nevada, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My husband and I took our kids (ages 11, 7 and 2) to Fantastic Caverns.We all had a great time. Our tour guide was very friendly. She was very willing to answer any questions that anyone had. We really learned a lot from her. We would go back here again if we are in the Springfield area! It was GREAT!

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Brazil, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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

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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