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Smallin Civil War Cave

3575 N Smallin Rd, Ozark, MO 65721-6290
+1 417-551-4545
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Very Interesting!

The cave was pretty cool! easy walk throughout. The kids loved it and the history of the palce is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Devon E
Family vacation

This place was amazing. Our guide John was very informative & lots of extra tidbit information... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jana O
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Waco, Texas
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Discovered in 1818, Smallin Cave’s breathtaking ten-story arch will lead you into rich human history, unusual geology and rare cave life. One-hour guided tours, Open year-round.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“our tour guide” (25 reviews)
“local history” (13 reviews)
“gift shop” (24 reviews)
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3575 N Smallin Rd, Ozark, MO 65721-6290
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+1 417-551-4545
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cave was pretty cool! easy walk throughout. The kids loved it and the history of the palce is very interesting. The guide was great. The civil war costume that he wore really added to the experience. We took the grandkids ages 4,6, and 8...More

Thank Devon E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing. Our guide John was very informative & lots of extra tidbit information. Area is GORGEOUS. Very stroller or senior friendly when it comes to walking as well.

Thank Jana O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mom and I are on a mother/daughter trip and decided to check out the cave. We are so happy we did. Be aware that the GPS may take you on a route that ends at a closed bridge. Call to make sure you are...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up going to this cave but hadn't been back in over 10 years. Always worth the wait! I learned so much. I would give this place a 6/5 if it was possible! If you're from Missouri you have to visit this place and...More

Thank kayds5
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I travel to caves anytime we go on vacation, and were not disappointed to arrive at Smallin Civil War Cave. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history, and was very engaging. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and we plan on...More

Thank JeremiahCraighead
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve driven by the sign advertising this cave for years, and finally decided to meet my aunt there with my 2 little girls. Best. Idea. Ever!!! Our tour guide was amazing...he told the history in such a way that even my 5/9 yr olds we’re...More

Thank Jessi C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with my dad, sister, niece and my kids. We were amazed by the history and artifacts in the cave. The entrance to the cave was absolutely gorgeous. Our tour guide was wonderful and made the experience very fun and interesting. He was especially...More

Thank jasnjensal
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

The cave was interesting, and the guide was great! We really loved the entire experience! Thanks you'all.

Thank John D
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

My sister and I went. It was very entertaining. Eric our guide was wonderful and put a personal spin on our tour. He has a great knowledge of the Osage people. He went in depth to explain the flora to us. The people in the...More

Thank Gayla G
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Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

My husband, me and my parents went to this cave thinking it was going to be this amazing thing. We were let down. Your only in the cave maybe 20 minuets. And the cave is big but not very long and not a whole lot...More

Thank Ashlie S
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Wanetta B, Owner at Smallin Civil War Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Ashlie; I am truly sorry that your family felt let down by your experience at Smallin Civil War Cave. Our family and staff have poured years of love, hard work, and research into building the cave business, and as of recent, established Smallin Cave...More

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huskerkara
January 31, 2017|
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The tours are frequent and the people are devoted to making you happy. It's a real pleasure to find a company who puts the customer first and treats them with friendliness and respect. This tour is also handicapped... More
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Erica M
April 20, 2015|
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It costs $16.95 per adult and $8.95 per child, plus tax.
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