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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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Informational and Educational

This drive-thru cave tour is a nice change of pace from the average family entertainment. It's very educational and you get to experience the marvel of a cave. My younger son (age... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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Daphne
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The caverns are set up for drive thru from the staff pulled behind a jeep. Very beautiful caverns. Our guide Miranda was exceptional and very patient. Great trip for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I took my 17 month old here and she enjoyed the ride through the cave. You get a pic taken when you first enter the cave that you can buy later. Just don't sit to close to the jeep or you smell exhaust the whole trip.

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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

This drive-thru cave tour is a nice change of pace from the average family entertainment. It's very educational and you get to experience the marvel of a cave. My younger son (age 5) was a little antsy because it's not very fast paced, but overall it was a nice experience. One other drawback was the cost. We found it to... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Take time to drive north to Springfield ask for marshal the best guide ever. Smooth ride picture welcomed very imformative amazing what God creates kid friendly first one in line rides up front

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

You will be amazed at this stop. We arrived and even though my dad is 90 and a little disabled the staff was very accommodating and took my father down early and got him in the tram. A nice trip through the cavern and the tour guide was very knowledgable and very safety conscious. This is a tour that is... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Anyone who has traveled through Missouri roads is aware of Fantastic Caverns. I give them an A+++ for advertising. I have been in many of Missouri's caves. Fantastic Caverns is not the prettiest or best example of various cave formations, but being a ride-thru cave is a definite advantage for folks who cannot walk a cave. They fulfill a need,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This unique cavern tour was very enjoyable and a wonderful break from driving historic route 66. This ride through tour is great for families with small children and older adults who would struggle with the normal walking cavern tour. As active seniors we still enjoy walking tours, however tour is a nice change. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I visited this location in late April 2015 and thoroughly enjoyed it. Brought my father who has some difficulty walking for long periods so this was perfect since the entire tour is in an open cart. Our tour guide was new but you would never know it since he was very knowledgeable of caves since he's a geologist. He gave... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

We had a lot of fun learning the history of Fantastic Caverns. It is a guided tour in a cart (no walking) with a tour guide explaining the history of the cavern. There is a great gift shop inside for this kids and adults alike to buy anything made of the stone harvested from the local area. Some very interesting... More 

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Avon, Indiana
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We didn't realize this was a ride only type of tour till we got there. We usually prefer hiking as we actually hiked up and down the Grand Canyon in one day last week. Regardless the tour guide was very knowledgable and the ride was enjoyable. We did a basic hike that was outside the cave. I gave it a... More 

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