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Fantastic Caverns

4872 North Farm Road 125, Springfield, MO 65803
417-833-2010
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Ranked #5 of 32 attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Activities: Hiking, Driving
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... more » 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! « less
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Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The caverns look so unassuming as you enter through the gate and then it opens up to some amazing, awe-inspiring features! The formations were large and each one different it its shape! I looked at the people in our group and each persons mouth was open in awe of what they were looking at. Our guide, Nicole, did a fantastic... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I'm of two minds about this place. On the one hand, it really is family friendly for younger kids who may not be up for the longer walks & more detail that other places have. So the drive-through small cave is well suited for them. But if you have a bit more patience and are looking for awe inspiring formations... More

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Atchison, Kansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Love the fact that it was a ride through tour. The price was a little steep (23.50 each) and 12.00 for a photo at the end if you choose. Tour guide was informative and the staff there was friendly. Has a nice gift shop.

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Norwalk, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Sit back and enjoy a ride through the caves in a tram. We learned a lot from our tour guide. Watch your head for low-lying rocks. Before the tour, they take a picture of the whole group and at end of the tour, you can buy the picture for $12. They only take cash for them so if you want... More

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Early
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the ride was comfortable, but not really worth the $$. We ended up going to the cave at Silver Dollar City the next day (included in admission price) and it was 10x better than this one. If you are looking for a cave in the Branson area, go to Silver Dollar City--you don't... More

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Grandview, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The cave was nice. Learned some great history. Liked that it is a riding tour. Could hear and understand the guide (except when the small children were loud). Think $23.50 per person is high and picture was extra.

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

For those out of towner's that don't get to see caves very often, this place is easy to take children. Older folks and physically challenges people can do this too, with a little help.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Saw this in the Route 66 guidebook and thought it looked worth a visit. It was! After parking you head into the main building where you can buy your tickets, they give you a coloured sticker and you then wait for that tour, we waited about 25 minutes in which time you can look round the shop which sells some... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Beautiful, a little pricey but incredibly fun! I wish the tour was longer. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. When purchasing tickets, there is no military discounts. My only suggestion would be to alter that, if only by a few dollars. We'll definitely be back!

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Fairview Heights, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Although the cave is comfortable in the summertime and one gets to ride through it, we were not that impressed with the caverns or the guide. The guide did not talk about how the caves formed, the stalactites and stalagmites, how to tell the difference--stalagmites might grow up to touch the stalactites that hold tight to the ceiling. They need... More

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