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Meramec Caverns

Address: I-44 W, exit 230, Stanton, MO 63079
Phone Number: 800-676-6105
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Stanton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Discovered in 1716 and later used as a hideout for the notorious Jesse James, this large cavern...
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Discovered in 1716 and later used as a hideout for the notorious Jesse James, this large cavern contains five floors of unusual formations.

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Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

these is the biggest cave ive been in. would like to go a couple more times to take it all in. great tour.

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Hyderabad
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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

During my last stay at St Louis in for business, One weekend we traveled to visit 'Meramec Caves'. It is about 65 Miles from 'St Louis' Down town, and take around one hour to reach here. I really like these caves, this is one of the natural wonders. Our Guide was very good, he explained us very well and let... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The caverns are nice and an interesting attraction if you live in St. Louis for a couple of years but they also have a rather artificial look. A large fraction of the cave is covered with tiles in the floor or concrete. Some parts of it even have a disco glass ball on the ceiling which might be great for... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Excellent place to visit but need A Better guide! She was rude and did not care that one of the people in her party had a Broken leg. She made jokes about it. She even made jokes about my husband who has copd. Won't Be Back!

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Washington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This was a nice trip for a short getaway with the kids. The caverns were very beautiful, the tour was well laid out, and the guide seemed knowledgeable and left you wanting to explore more of the caverns. The tour lasted about 90 minutes, and once you're out of the gift shop there isn't much else to do in town... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Not sure what to make of this place really. The caves themselves are worth seeing and the tour guide was knowledgeable, although the script seemed a little well worn and delivered with little enthusiasm. A bit pricey though. What made this a fairly low rating was that none of the other attractions at the site were open due to us... More 

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Columbia SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My parents took us here as a family outing in the '60s and I took the opportunity recently to walk through the caverns again. Beautiful interior lighting and a knowledgable guide made the trip a lot of fun. If you are cold blooded carry a jacket or sweatshirt with you.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We decided to play tourists near our home town of St Louis and took the short trip to Meramec Caverns. It happened to be a very hot day. Once in the caverns it was delightfully cool. The beauties of nature were breath-taking. I highly recommend the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We noticed a coupon for the caverns but when I mentioned it to the cashier she said she needed to see it, of course no cell reception in cave. Lol, So you need to snap shot it to get it.

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st. louis, mo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is a very thorough operation, created to show off some remarkable natural features of the caves and the river nearby. It is commercial, of course, but very well thought out and beautifully presented. The guided tour lasts a full 80 minutes, and if you get winded on a long walk, you may want to skip it. However, there are... More 

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