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Fantastic Caverns

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Address: 4872 N Farm Road 125, Springfield, MO 65803-6168
Phone Number: 14178332010
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Discover the timeless beauty of Fantastic Caverns, one of the earth's...

Discover the timeless beauty of Fantastic Caverns, one of the earth's rarest treasures. There are only four of its' kind in the entire world, and only one in North America. Here, you'll discover one of the world's most beautiful natural wonders; giant columns stretching from floor to ceiling, delicate soda straws glistening with minerals, tiny cave pearls hidden in crystal-clear water. And best of all, you'll see it close-up from the comfort of a Jeep-drawn tram!

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Fantastic caverns

Lots of advertising on road for this cave. Good tour for all ages as you are in a little trailer. Good information for first time cave adventures. Quite a drive to get there off... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Marsha K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here on our way home from Branson. It had been years since I I had been there. It was reasonably priced. Is three miles off hwy 13. Nice little drive. They have s nice gift shop. Nice clean bathrooms. Nice place for a picnic lunch, nice 1/2 mile trail. Nice ride thru cave. Very interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of advertising on road for this cave. Good tour for all ages as you are in a little trailer. Good information for first time cave adventures. Quite a drive to get there off the beaten path. Grandkids loved the store as everything was 50% off because of off season

Thank Marsha K
Port Colborne, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great place to spend a day especially if you have kids. We had our 6 pound dog with us and there was no problem taking him. The tour is an hour long and you are driven through. Our guide was very knowledgeable with the caverns. We went in the fall so there was no waiting, the grounds... More 

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On the way home we were on interstate 44 and saw signs for this attraction. Looked unique. We took Hwy 13 North out of Springfield. Followed signs, it was a fun drive for about 3 miles to location. Had at one time walked a cave in Chattanooga Tn. So was a bit hesitant because I Didn't find it enjoyable only... More 

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Juncos, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

OK, I enjoyed learning about the history of this small cave. The trolley ride was smooth and the cave well llit. I would have liked it better if you had the choice of a walking tour as the area opened to tourist is not very big. I would have also liked the tour be a little longer. It is cooler... More 

Thank Esther D
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disappointing overall. No water running through the caverns at all unless you visit in the spring, hence no waterfalls either. In comparison to other caves we have visited it was pricey ($25.00 each) for what you got. Tram ride was nice so no walking required. For the price they could have thrown in the group photo which was available for... More 

Thank Tami K
Memphis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband loves going to the Fantastic Caverns! He likes it as you actually ride in a tram. I like it because I don't get claustrophobic its big and roomy.

Thank Lisa465
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the second drive through cave we have visited. This natural wonder was truly worth the trip. The guide was entertaining and shared a lot of history on the use of the caves over the years. A nice gift shop and a walking trail.

Thank shejen123
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I never thought I'd get to tour a cavern as I have had both my hips totally replaced and I also have back problems. Then I discovered Fantastic Caverns on the internet and found that they are the only cavern in America that you can tour on a tram! It was absolutely beautiful and very interesting.

Thank Doreen B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Positives: The cavern was an amazing sight. The lighting shows off the best features. Anyone with a physical handicap would find this an easy attraction to view, as no walking is done in the cavern. Nice facilities while you wait for your tour. Negatives: The cavern is advertised as a 55 minute tour. It's more like 30 minutes when you... More 

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