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Meramec State Park

Address: 115 Meramec Park Dr., Sullivan, MO 63080
Phone Number: 573-468-6072
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Sullivan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Sullivan, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Really nice State Park, some sections even overlook the river. Areas to play, to picnic under the sky or in a shelter equipped with fireplace. Nice outdoor destination spot for a wedding, family get together, or just hanging out with a friend or your kids.

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Crown Point, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Very nice state park especially given there isn't a charge to enter. The park was large with numerous hiking trails. The float down the Meramec River is a must. We saw lots of turtles and even an eagle.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Great underground experience. It's amazing to see formations that are millions of years old. Make sure you bring a jacket. It's around 60 degrees and damp.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I've been camping here before and enjoyed the campsite. Access to the Meramec River is easy in several spots throughout the park. My kids and I decided to hike the trails this time. Found there's a trail for everyone from beginners to experience hiker. Today we hiked the bluff view trail along the river, spectacular views all along the trail.... More 

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Blue Grass
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

With 4 grandkids who loved the cave, the store in the cave and the stores fudge! Only our 12 yr old grandson was brave enough to do the Caveman Zip Line and he loved it also with 4 different zip lines on one ticket we thought it was a good deal.

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Noble, Oklahoma
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

There are several canoe and raft rental vendors, but we used the state park concession company. They provided the life jackets, the raft/canoe, and the trip to the launch ramp. I recommend tie downs or bungee cords for all your supplies. Since this was our first time, we didn't know that the canoe seats are VERY uncomfortable. However, sitting on... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Our tour guide Adam was awesome!!! We were there for the 9:30 cave tour and it was just us and one other family. It was like we had out own personal tour guide. We were able to stop and ask questions and learned a lot. Very glad we picked this cave over the highly commercialize Meramec Caverns cave tour, not... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This place is beautiful!! It is $5 admission which goes to the upkeep and the hatchery. The spring is amazing and there are many areas with fish that kids can feed for 25 cents. Lots of picnic areas and even camping. The trout fishing is very good. You can fish close to the park or wander down the wider parts... More 

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Marion, Indiana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great attraction for the family. Very pretty to photograph. If you like to camp, there is a camping site that looks very clean and appealing. Plan to visit the shops after the tour. There is a homemade fudge shop and the fudge is great! Also, you can pan for semi-precious stones at the mine shop. A very enjoyable time for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I regretted not being equipped to camp at the State Park when I visited the caverns. I thought the wooded areas were very pretty, and the river is both beautiful and exciting. The scenery is unlike anything else in the country. There is a motel on site that is privately owned, were you might stay if you don't wish to... More 

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