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Graham Cave State Park

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217 Highway Tt, Montgomery City, MO 63361-5509
+1 573-564-3476
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Archaeological Site

Don't let the name confuse you - this is not a traditional cave as far as Missouri caves go! It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DuneBug2
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Illinois
Beautiful park with wildflowers everywhere in May!

Beautiful park with some natural rock outcroppings, a glade, and some nice river views. The hike up... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2018
Patti R
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Hermann, United States
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A walk in Graham Cave State Park is a walk through ancient history. Artifacts uncovered in Graham Cave revealed that people were living in the cave more than 10,000 years ago. To walk through the park’s 386 acres of trees, trails and streams – including the diverse and scenic Graham Caves Glades Natural Area – is to walk in the footsteps of the hunter-gatherers who lived in the area’s caves during the ancient Dalton and Archaic period. Visitors are allowed in the mouth of Graham Cave, and exhibits detail the life researchers believe early inhabitants lived. The park is a prime hiking location and its campground is perfect for get-togethers when you want to camp in a quiet place. There’s boat access to the Loutre River and all the fishing you could possibly want.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good37%
  • Average28%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“shelter” (5 reviews)
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217 Highway Tt, Montgomery City, MO 63361-5509
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't let the name confuse you - this is not a traditional cave as far as Missouri caves go! It is a preserved archaeological site, and you can only enter a little ways into the cave then it is blocked off by fencing. A lot...More

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Reviewed January 13, 2018

Beautiful park with some natural rock outcroppings, a glade, and some nice river views. The hike up the hill is vigorous but doable, even for active seniors.

Thank Patti R
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

This was our 2nd Missouri State Park, small and pretty. My biggest complaint would have to be the highway noise, it is terrible and takes away from the tranquility. There were no park hosts there the whole weekend we were there, the cave was closed...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2017

We camped in the campground and spent some time in the State Park itself. It has some nice hiking trails. The cave trail is short and a nice but you can't actually go into cave because of excavation being done. It is fun to see...More

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Reviewed July 1, 2017

Drove around the park which is beautiful natural setting. Walked a few of the trails. Each trail has marked the distance and the type of terrain it has. The cave is still being excavated so you tour the cave. It is a beautiful place for...More

Thank Jay W
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Reviewed April 28, 2017

This is a great place to stop and have a little lunch. There is a play structure, some paths to follow, and the cave is interesting. Well maintained.

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Reviewed January 17, 2017

This is a nice park. Wonderful place to Bbq or have a picnic. We have had family reunions there. Don't expect a cave you can go into, there is a fence in front. Cave does not go very deep.

1  Thank Judy R
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Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Earns only a "4" because of the lack of information about what archeologists have learned from excavations. There have been indications of human habitation going back as many as 10,000 years. While the park is beautiful I would have liked to learn more about the...More

1  Thank DPD123
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Reviewed September 4, 2016

This is a great place if you are into walking trails. They have several with great views. The cave itself is fenced off and does not allow you to walk in. The boat ramp is very narrow and the water is extremely shallow even for...More

1  Thank Tammie S
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Reviewed August 31, 2016

I easily found my way to the park. Inside the small info center, there were artifacts from the area, information on the geology, history of the property, and more. From a picture of the cave, I wasn't sure I wanted to bother on such a...More

1  Thank Sasha W
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