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“Freaking cool!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marvel Cave

Marvel Cave
399 Indian Point Road- off Country 76, Silver Dollar City, HCR 1 Box 791, Branson, MO 65616
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Ranked #15 of 88 Attractions in Branson
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: A highlight of the Silver Dollar City theme park, this constantly evolving wet limestone cave under the Ozark Mountains, dating back to the 1500s, provides a one-hour tour of fascinating rooms and passageways. The cave's entryway is the largest in the U.S.
Branson, MO
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6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Freaking cool!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

WOW! i love any cave tours! This tour was really neat! Lots of stairs and tight spaces. Not a good tour for those who are claustrophobic.

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“Pretty Spectacular, make sure you read this though.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

The sights and the actual tour of Marvel cave is very good. The value is very good because your tour is included with the price of a ticket to Silver Dollar City. The grand room is something you will never forget. The Statue of Liberty can actually fit inside it. There are some things you need to know about this cave. It is a cave for older kids. I would not recommend taking any child that you have to carry because there are very steep steps going down and back up. If you are going during the winter, I would recommend just a sweatshirt. If you wear a large winter coat, you will sweat. It is very humid, and you do walk quite a bit. If you have problems breathing, bad knees, or a bad back, you may want to think twice. It is very beautiful and very interesting. Just remember, it is not a ride, it is not your average tour! Good luck!

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Rensselaer, Indiana
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“really Neat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Great family adventure, free with admission to Silver Dollar City. lots of spactacular photo opps, and the ride back up is neat too. One of the greatest things about silver dollar city!

Visited July 2012
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Putnam Valley, New York
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“Dim lighting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

My husband uses a scooter around amusement parks and the guides were very concerned that he would be able to navigate the cave. I was the one with the problem because the steps are poorly lit and hard to see where they start and stop. We have been to many other caves but usually an elevator takes us down. This was different because we could see how far down we really were going.
With my husband in front of me so I could see when he went up or down, I was able to navigate the steps with little trouble. I also saw when he ducked to avoid hitting his head on the lower spots. The guide was great giving a brief history of the cave and pointing out its features. I learned that this is just one of many caves in the area and I look forward to exploring more of them.
The ticket for Silver Dollar City includes a tour of the cave. The whole tour lasts about an hour and yes, you do walk thru some watery area and hear water falling much of the time. We also had bats flying as well.

Visited September 2012
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“It's a marvelous cave to tour.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

The cave is long to tour, two to three times longer than others we've been on. We found the humidity level the morning of our tour to be a detractor but bearable. A fast pace shortens up the elapsed time for the length of the tour so be in decent health and physical condition or you'll be out of breath and exhausted at the end where there is a 'nice' tram waiting for you to ride the last 100 ft. or so out of the cave and to the gift shop area.

The cave is expansive and has many areas with highly active formations of beauty and majesty. The entry room is breathtaking. The cave structure is interesting and our tour guide was knowledgeable, personable, and ready to answer any questions asked. We enjoyed the cave formations, structure, and beauty. The entry room is so expansive it's breathtaking. We felt fortunate to have been able to tour through such a marvel since the air quality is monitored closely and it is not always open to tour. All in all it was a marvelous cave to tour.

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