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Smallin Civil War Cave

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Address: 3575 North Smallin Road, Ozark, MO 65721
Phone Number: 417-551-4545
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Discovered in 1818, Smallin Cave’s breathtaking ten-story arch will lead...

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.

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Huge Cave and crystal clear water

The guide was very knowledgeable about the history surrounding the cave. If you are interested in the Civil War or the Osage Indians the guide told our group many interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
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Branson, Missouri
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Branson, Missouri
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

The guide was very knowledgeable about the history surrounding the cave. If you are interested in the Civil War or the Osage Indians the guide told our group many interesting stories pertaining to these subjects. This is a huge cave and we have seen many... this one is at the top of the list. The owners and staff are genuine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

With all the caves in Missouri, I hadn't put this one too high on my list, but I was seriously wrong. I had thought it would be lacking in features and would just be a history lesson. Again, wrong. Although getting there one might wonder where a cave could be, once there I realized that it has been better preserved... More 

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Rossville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This was such an interesting attraction. They are super nice people and you can definitely tell they love what they do. They are so knowledgeable and really enjoy the history. We are going to come back again for the Civil War tours next fall!

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1 Thank Mary M
Spring Hill, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

My wife and I are always looking for interesting things to do. Today, we drove down from Spring Hill Kansas to check out this cave, that somehow we had missed, on previous trips to the Ozarks. After a beautiful,scenic drive thru the countryside,we come upon Smallin Cave. My first impression, just pulling in to the parking area,was " I feel... More 

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Thank Sanmaran
Ozark, Missouri
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great tour with lots of interesting information about the cave and its history. Pretty stream running through it and remarkable features.

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Thank Pam G
Republic, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Went for a lantern tour and dinner on a Saturday night and I have absolutely no complaints. Living in the ozarks it is great to hear our history! The stories were very interesting and the cave is beautiful!

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Thank Zach W
Republic, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Great evening, awesome cave that was very accessible. The owners led our tour, they were very knowledgeable & shared a lot of Civil War history, while being very entertaining. We went on a lantern tour which they only do limited dates in October, but I would highly suggest this if you are looking for something different to do. I was... More 

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Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our .visit!! The owners were very friendly and tour guide Eric was very knowledgeable as well as funny. I recommend for any age and cave is easily accessible

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

We were in the area looking for something to do and saw the billboards advertising the cave. Went on a Sunday afternoon. Great signage to location. Cost was $17 and some change per adult. Was told tour would be at 1pm. Restrooms were clean and gift shop had great educational items for kids and unique items for sale. At 1... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This is a wonderful place to visit. My husband and I have been there twice. The cave entrance is very large and the walk is not claustrophobic. Very open and comfortable. In the Fall they have a Civil War tour complete with a hot meal cooked over a campfire. The owners/hosts of this cave are very nice. We enjoyed our... More 

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