Bluff Dwellers Cave
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Bluff Dwellers Cave is decorated with stalactites, stalagmites, draperies, saw tooth drapes, flowstone, cave popcorn, cave coral, and cave sponge and more. Your tour guide will show you the beautiful calcite formations that were delicately formed over thousands of years, unhampered by the chaotic life of the surface world. Come enjoy the tranquility of cave life, where geology takes time to get everything just right. Guided tour is 1 hour long. Gem panning, museum and gift shop on premises. Last tour departs 1 hour before close.
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Jeremy W
Tulsa, OK498 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
We learned of Bluff Dwellers Cave about a year ago but thanks to the COVID shutdown we could never get there. This last weekend, however, we finally made it! It was a brutal hot August Sunday but inside the cave was a welcoming 56° and a much appreciated but of respite from the Missouri sun! Our tour guide was Jackie and she was amazing! She engaged the kids, cracked jokes, answered every question and even took the time to keep engaging after the tour was done! It was very neat to see this cave because it’s just so beautiful inside. My son must’ve been a dwarf in a past life because exploring caves is his jam!! We go underground and he comes alive with awe and wonder! Thank you Bluff Dwellers and especially Jackie for making him one of the happiest cave explores ever!
Written August 23, 2021
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Cynthia P
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Jan 2022 • Family
The trip was exciting and unique. The staff were very friendly, and knowledgeable. The rock show was unique. The dark room was something that most places don't have making the experience even cooler. They have their own museum with old furniture, rock, and salamander models. 100/10. Highly recommend.
Written January 17, 2022
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KansasDavid
Newton, KS336 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
I love a good classic road side attraction. Bluff Dwellers cave is a great show cave. Our tour guide Jennifer was awesome. They do the corny jokes about cave formation and stuff. But they also know their stuff about the cave and how it evolved over the millions of year and it's discovery a hundred years ago. We went on a Wednesday and only had 4 in our tour group so our guide was able to answer all the questions which led to some extra time in the cave.
Written July 21, 2021
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Carol H
Grove, OK1 contribution
May 2021 • Family
I’m not sure what federal or state ADA rules are regarding this sort of venue, but in my book, Bluff Cave Dwellers in Noel, AR is a huge bust. Getting up to the cave entrance is a difficult climb over uneven, different height steps. Once in the cave, pathways are rugged & dangerous. Handrails are almost entirely absent and are flimsy when present. Lighting prevents visitors from seeing clearly what is ahead on the path. I stumbled several times and nearly fell once even though I’m fairly able-bodied.

Apparently, owners provide transportation from the low parking level to the entrance and back, unless workers happen to be on a lunch break.

The trail is quite long, taking well over 90 minutes to complete and there are no rest areas for less able visitors.

At a price of $20/adult, Noel can keep their venue. I, for one, will never recommend it nor return.
Written June 5, 2021
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Melissa Ehrman J
Minnesota3 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
Visited on Labor Day weekend. Had 7 family members present, including teenagers. We thoroughly enjoyed the cave tour. Our tour guide Cory did a great job sharing the cave with us, including it's very interesting history sprinkled with his fun sense of humor. Highlights of the tour were experiencing the beauty of this cave, the still pool with the toy duckie from the 1930, the native artifacts that were found when the cave was discovered, the 75 ft dam, & the chimes. My family also enjoyed the Rock & Mineral Museum inside the gift shop. Glad we stopped here during our visit to the area!
Written October 6, 2020
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Christian Ardito
Bentonville, AR541 contributions
Sep 2021
So far my favorite cave in the Ozarks. The Bluff Dwellers Cave has a really nice gift shop and a surprisingly nice museum with minerals from all over and artifacts including arrowheads. The cave itself is beautiful. Easy to navigate, well maintained, and with beautiful structures. We saw a lot of fossils on the walls and two kinds of salamanders during our visit. The tour guide was knowledgeable and kind. Notice that this cave is pretty close to the Old Spanish Treasure Cave in Sulphur Springs, AR. I would recommend visiting both on the same day.
Written September 19, 2021
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Tim S
Carthage, MO2 contributions
Jul 2020
The cave is perfectly cool on a hot day in July. We saw lots of fossils and salamanders. Our tour guide, CORY, was quite knowledgeable but also entertaining. They are taking reasonable precautions for COVID-19 by wearing and requiring masks, limiting groups to 2-10 people, and providing hand sanitizer at the end of the tour. BONUS: 1) If you want to eat in a cave, check out The Cave Bar and Grill just a few miles away. 2) For those concerned about "stranger danger", my wife & I had the tour to ourselves at 2:30 on Wednesday.
Written July 23, 2020
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Mjkamps
Howells38 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Corey was an awesome tour guide!! Informative and fun! The cave is really interesting. We were there while it was raining so a lot of small/medium size waterfalls, which added to the fun. Would definitely recommend this stop for all ages. There are steps that must be climbed to get to the entrance but there are sturdy handrails. A nice gift shop and small exhibit are available.
Written May 21, 2022
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Jennifer S
3 contributions
Jun 2021
If I'm being honest, we expected very little from our tour at Bluff Dwellers Cave, but were pleasantly surprised at just how much we enjoyed it! Mary Jane was our guide and although I didn't meet the other guides, I have to think she's the best one! She was funny and extremely knowledgeable 'all things cave'. If you are in the area, I recommend taking time out of your day to make the trip. We were the first tour to go and there were four of us: my three (age 53,45,19) plus one other guy. As we were leaving, many were pulling up so I would suggest being there when they open at 10am so maybe you'll have a small group. If Mary Jane is there - go with her!
Written June 14, 2021
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Cheri K
1 contribution
Jun 2021
We had a great time with our tour. At first, we were not sure about spending the money to take the tour, but so glad we did! There are plenty of things to see, and our guide did a great job explaining all the different aspects of the cave. We were able to linger a little longer because we were the only people at the time taking the tour. Highlight of the day for sure! Corey was our guide and he did a great job explaining and answering our questions. Also, great gift shop and museum. Highly recommend!!
Written July 5, 2021
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