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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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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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Very enjoyable way to see the caverns. The guide was very knowledgeable and we found the history very interesting. Well worth the visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Daniella C
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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I love nature and unusual places. The guided tour is fun, informative, and entertaining. If one goes to Springfield, this is a must see.

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Very enjoyable way to see the caverns. The guide was very knowledgeable and we found the history very interesting. Well worth the visit.

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Livingston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had our dog with us so got to sit in the jeep that led the tram. This was well worth the money. The cavern is beautiful, the tour guide was very informative and answered all our questions and we enjoyed the tour. We learned a lot about this area of Missouri from the guide.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This cave really was fantastic! The ride thru tour was nothing short of spectacular. The formations were beautiful and our tour guide katie was very knowledgable about the cave. My 6 year old son enjoyed the tour very much. We even got a group photo of everyone in the cave for 12 dollars. The cute little blonde photographer was just... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I expected it to be cheesy, but it was actually the best presentation from an educational point of view from any cave/cavern I've toured. Our guide, Joey, was graduating with a degree in cave biology, so he gave us a ton of interesting information & could answer all manner of questions about the cave there, caves in general & his... More 

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I purposely came to Fantastic Caverns because it is a tour that you ride thru and no walking. My teenager is in a wheelchair and I wanted her to have the experience of being in a cave. This does not disappoint! She is however able to take a few steps holding on to me and then I lifted her into... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We were very impressed with this tour, lots of interesting facts about the history as well as a short video. Fun to ride the tram and they even take a group photo! The tour guide was interesting and knowledgeable and our 9 year old was just disappointed to not see bats but otherwise enjoyed it very much and was pointing... More 

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Oconto, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The caves are cool in more than one way temperature is a constant 60 and a great way to beat the heat. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable.

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Pratt, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went with family during August and we really enjoyed it. I thought it was a little pricey for only lasting about an hour. The guide we had was very knowledgeable, but the cave formations were the best part.

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Chillicothe, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Nice trip; however, our guide was not as knowledgeable as I would have expected and the video would not play.

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