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Meramec State Park

115 Meramec Park Dr., Sullivan, MO
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Sullivan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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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
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Waterloo, Illinois
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79 reviews 79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

If you find yourself in or near Sullivan , Missouri in the beautiful Missouri Ozark Mountains a day hiking Meramec State Park is time well spent. The trails are rated from easy to moderate in difficulty and moderate means some uphill climbs on shifting gravel. Plenty of great views of the Meramec River. Ample opportunity to see wildlife: deer, geese,... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Had a wonderful day hike above the river on the blue blazed trail. Afterwards, we stopped by the park store and dining hall, bought a few items and got to talking to the staff. One lady lived about a mile from us in St. Louis several years ago. Small world. That said, we talked about the campgrounds and cabins on... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Day trip with the family. Pretty drive in the fall. Enjoyed time with the family, not exactly my favorite day trip, I could see campers enjoying a weekend there to use the river, but as ours was a day trip we just toured the cave. I t brings geology to life for anyone interested and gives you a sense of... More

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