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Fantastic Caverns

4872 North Farm Road 125, Springfield, MO 65803
417-833-2010
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Ranked #7 of 32 Attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Driving
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Owner description: 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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Ogden, UT
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I've done a LOT of caves - many as a "Caver" (NSS member). This was the first cave I've ever RIDDEN through. The guide drove a little propane-powered jeep, with a tram behind for 10-12 people. My wife and I got to ride in the Jeep. It's a nice, if somewhat small cave, but the history was fascinating and it... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We went to fantastic caverns since we had seen signs all over every road we traveled our whole life. we figured it would be a little pricey, but we were blown away at how much it cost. The grounds around were very well kept, and clean, but we were unprepared to pay that much to ride 1 mile underground. Won't... More

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The "Fantastic Caverns" are pretty fascinating. They are a drive through cavern which makes them very accessible and unique in N. America... sometimes however, you do have to duck, and if it is a moist season the ceiling will drip on you. The cave has an interesting history, their movie wasn't working so the guide tried to give us the... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Well, so, I had a lil deja vu when entering the cave, because I am 39 years old, but the smell of the cave (pretty distinct, for SURE!) took me back thirty plus years to when I was in elementary school and went on a field trip there! It is still just amazing, but I can appreciate the history now... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Took my daughter and had a great time! Staff made our visit very interesting and exciting! If you haven't been before, it's definitely a place to visit in Springfield!

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chandler arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We totally enjoyed the tour and tour guide Ashley. The cavern is awesome and it's much nicer to be driven through than to have to walk. We have toured two other caverns and learned more this time than any time before. The cavern has a lot of history which is also fun to learn about.

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Springfield, Missouri
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Fantastic Caverns is such an awesome experience! Great tour guides, very knowledgeable and friendly. A Red Jeep pulls you in a trailer all thru the cave. Wonderful for families!

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you like caves this is a must see. Most caves require squeezing through small passage ways to find larger rooms. This one is so big you can ride through it. The cave is still in pristine condition and there is very little evidence that vehicles travel through it. This is an amazing experience for people with physical handicaps, little... More

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Springfield, Mo
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I grew up here and had never gone, I had a date take me last year. It was a great time! The tour was educational too.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I took my grandsons then 10,8 and 6 during our summer vacation and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves the stories were the biggest winner in my opinion. The cave was comfortable so didn't need a jacket. My babies ooohed and ahhhed at almost everything! Educational and fun all in one!

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