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Smallin Civil War Cave

3575 N Smallin Rd, Ozark, MO 65721-6290
+1 417-551-4545
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Our Best Spur-of-the-Moment Decision!

Saw the sign along the highway, and thought this would be a small cave with a fenced opening to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Scottygirl329
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Beautiful Walk Through Cave

Came across this cave by accident while looking for other things in the area. A wonderful find... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fun4Me2Travel
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Nebraska
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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 good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“our tour guide” (22 reviews)
“local history” (14 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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"staff was very friendly"
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Reviewed yesterday

Saw the sign along the highway, and thought this would be a small cave with a fenced opening to just look into. NOT SO! The cave has a huge opening, 100 feet wide and 55 feet high, and the entire complex is interesting. No less...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Came across this cave by accident while looking for other things in the area. A wonderful find!! Such a beautiful cave with a HUGE opening. This tour lasts for about an hour or so and is all walking. They do tell you quite a bit...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on our way back from Florida and decided to stay the night in Branson. With all the choices around we had time for one thing before we had to drive home. We picked a winner. This was a amazing tour and our guide...More

Thank Duane F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our Guide Eric was very informative and very enthusiastic about the area! Our kids loved the tour and were excited to go in the cave and see the critters!

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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

So happy we came here! We stopped after reading about the cave on Trip Advisor while on a day outing from Branson to Mansfield. We saw many features in the Smallin Cave that I haven't seen in others. The water & small streams inn the...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

On a whim traveling thru Southern Mo. We stopped by the Smallin Cave. We were met at the door by the nicest Lady, and she held up the party that had just left so we could go along on the tour. We got to Spend...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We went with a group of kids which meant we didn't always hear or see what we were the highlights. Some wonderful history we learned before we even went in. Sadly, that was the best part for me. I have been through many caves. Kids...More

Thank Jenny R
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Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Family owned cave. Very well run. Interesting tour. Call ahead for tour times. Very fair pricing for what you get. Beautiful cave to visit. Lots of interesting history.

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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Second cavern/cave visit with my 8 year old son. It was amazing! The family who owns it is so friendly and our guide, Gary, was awesome! Will be going back for a wild tour in the future! Thank you so much for all of the...More

Thank S P
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We thought we were simply going to another area “attraction”- but our visit to Smallin Civil War Cave was so much more than that! The local family that owns the property were onsite and extremely hospitable. Kevin our tour guide was an encyclopedia of information-...More

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huskerkara
January 31, 2017|
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Response from me-dfg | Reviewed this property |
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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