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Cave Spring Interpretive Center

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Address: 8701 E. Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64133-6351
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Cave Spring is a 36 acre historic site and nature park located in Southeast...

Cave Spring is a 36 acre historic site and nature park located in Southeast Kansas City in Jackson County. The area includes a nature center with changing exhibits, picnic area, hiking trails, wildlife pond habitat, butterfly garden, and small cave.

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Historic Santa Fe Trail Site Right in Town

Excellent day trip for locals and tourists alike. Small but interesting museum display, easy hiking trails that are well maintained, and a very interesting history.

Reviewed July 19, 2016
Raytown, Missouri
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Raytown, Missouri
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Reviewed July 19, 2016

Excellent day trip for locals and tourists alike. Small but interesting museum display, easy hiking trails that are well maintained, and a very interesting history.

Thank Elspode
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We just moved to the area and kids wanted to see some caves. This place had a cave, not very big or deep. We saw the cave, some chimneys that were from old cabins, and a still pond. There was a very small nature center and a mile long trail around the center with some smaller trails mixed in. This... More 

Thank ewachtler
Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed May 28, 2016

Not huge, but fun to walk the trails and see a few historic foundations and a cave used by early explorers.

Thank Shannon E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2016

I took my 5 year old and 6 year old to hike here and we loved exploring the paths. Such a great place and just the right size to bring younger kids. We spent about 2.5 hours here exploring and having snack time. They were so excited the entire time discovering ducks, trees, chimney and stone foundation remains, the cave... More 

1 Thank Colport
Belton, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 19, 2016

This place has gone down hill since I was there in 2013. It's unkept,signs fallen down, trails need to be trimmed of overhanging brush, handrails falling down or obsolete. Couldn't find the cave spring at all.

Thank John E
Punta Allen, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2015

Seems small, but, it still has about 4 miles of trails. Some stone foundations and chimneys of settlers cabins still remain. It would be nice to have historical signage around the cabins area. Maintenance of the park is privately funded, so contributions are appropriate. The park is very clean. Trails are well marked and maintained. Difficulty level is quite easy.

1 Thank jacjsc
Raytown, Missouri
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26 reviews
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Reviewed September 3, 2015

Beautiful grounds and trails, and a very rich history. Not the most modern park, but very peaceful. Watch for activities throughout the year, especially the pumpkin festival in October.

Thank ladypuercoloco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2015

My husband and I went here yesterday. We had already seen most of the sightseeing places in KC and had one more day. This place sounded nice. When we got here at 2pm the person in the center was locking up and did not say a word to us as he walked by. There was a woman sitting outside the... More 

1 Thank roseynan
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41 reviews
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Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed this little park and nugget of history greatly.. I love trail history and this is sweetly preserved and quaint... Very pleasant

Thank Phyllis S
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Being in the city you would never believe such a great place of nature exists. The guided tours are great.

2 Thank Waterman_10

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