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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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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Was great! Staff was super friendly and good people hope to return for the adventure tour! Very knowledgeable and the cave has a tremendous history!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Huntingcountry1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was great! Staff was super friendly and good people hope to return for the adventure tour! Very knowledgeable and the cave has a tremendous history!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great cave filled with history. Easy to get to and easy to walk. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable with Civil War and patience with my very inquisitive son!

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Thank Ljshanny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the local history and information about the cave! The staff was friendly and eager to make our trip a success. Enjoyed the low key ease of the walk and tour and the readiness for our guide to answer questions. Money well spent!

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Thank Tracy F
Norwalk, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eric, our guide, did a wonderful job of bringing the cave to life. His knowledge of the Civil War, Osage Indians, geological formations and cave wildlife mingled to make a very fast and fascinating hour tour. It also was truly wheelchair-accessible.

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Thank Deb H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kevin with an excellent tour guide great with children very informative little bit expensive beautiful area better than other cave tours I've been on

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Thank Teresa W
Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This may be a special place for Civil War Historians and Buffs but it should be visited for others to understand a small piece of the Civil War Reality.

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Thank JohnTB44
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful cave, easy to walk through and the best part is the history of the cave that is shared by the owner. Very informative! Worth every dollar!

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Thank Stephanie H
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This family owned landmark is a great visit in a hot day. Kevin's knowledge of both the history and the fossils is unmatched!

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Thank shellbell63b
Arcadia, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Easy walk to the cave and easy walk back to the office. Really pretty inside. Shark teeth on the ceiling! Bonus: There is an Indian trail marker tree on the property!

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Loveland Co
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is a mom and pop operation but has a wonderful archaeologist on staff that dose the tour and is very knowledgeable of the history of the area First Tour is at 10am and gates open at 930

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