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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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Springfield, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I have mixed feelings about our visit. I thought $25 a person was a little stiff for an hour experience. Kids 5 and under are free. You sit in little cars pulled by a jeep. We sat in the jeep because I had read on here that the exhaust could be bad. I'm glad I did because sometimes the exhaust... More

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KC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I had been to a couple of caves in the past. This one is the easiest cave trip ever! no walking and ducking (OK - a little bit of ducking - but from a seated position) The guide was very knowledgeable and accommodated the small children that were a part of our group. The most interesting part for me was... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you've driven in the area you've already seen the signs for Fantastic Caverns. They have more than 300 on the nearby highways. And if you're in the area again I recommend you follow the signs and make a visit. The caverns have a great story and for a 1 hour tour the $25 price is pretty reasonable. They give... More

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Boonville, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This cave was great fun. Went into it thinking, you've seen one cave you've seen them all, but I was wrong. This was really fun and I highly suggest it to anyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great "First" cave experience for kids. Never too small or constricted, we saw a range of different formations and sights without getting our feet dirty. A bit pricy, but the tour was well run, and great pictures to be had. Take lots since in our experience only a few good ones will make the cut. Small hike on the grounds... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I took this trip w/my husband and 2 children. We had a wonderful time and went during the week during the day and had the entire ride to ourselves. It was fun and the tour guide had a lot of knowledge about the cavern and really answered all of our questions. I really thought it would be boring, but we... More

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

You should bring a jacket for the cave ride-temperature in the 60s (refreshing!) and a few drips of water can be expected. They take the group picture at the beginning of the ride, and it is available to purchase at the end of the trail. The gift shop is wonderful, with items of all sizes and prices. You don't have... More

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EDMOND
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was nice because as seniors it was nice to not have to walk on uneven places and for a long walk. We all rode in a tram like thing pulled by a jeep. The cave was pretty interesting and we had a good guide that knew the history and was able to answer questions asked.

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Springfield, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

You drive to the back of a open mouth cave. They Talk....you drive out. My 10 year old was not impressed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

It was ok, but expensive. I think there are other caves in Missouri that are better, meremec, or bridal cave off the top of my head. Only benefit of this one would be if you were mobility challenged since it is a tram ride. Don't be fooled by the uniforms that look like state park ranger uniforms, it is a... More

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