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Fantastic Caverns

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Had a fantastic time!

My fiance and I came here on a date and it was well worth it! We got a private tour and our tour... read more

Reviewed today
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The real version of a Disney ride

The formations inside are so cool they look fake. Almost the same as the ones you see at... read more

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San Bernardino, California
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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...more
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4872 N Farm Road 125, Springfield, MO 65803-6168
+1 417-833-2010
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Reviewed today via mobile

My fiance and I came here on a date and it was well worth it! We got a private tour and our tour guide, Rich, was so informative and a great host! He even gave us a little gift at the end of the tour!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank andreaheredia417
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The formations inside are so cool they look fake. Almost the same as the ones you see at Disneyland. But these ones are real. You can’t miss the place they have billboards up for 100 miles in every direction from Springfield. You definitely get tired...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank yride2day
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All ages can enjoy the ride and one hour informational tour of the cave. Minimal walking and plenty of couches in the gift shop area to sit and wait for the next tour; approximately every 20 minutes. Friendly staff and open year round.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank funtimes20192
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend to anyone visiting Springfield, MO. Seeing the caves of Missouri are so amazing..no matter which ones you see. This cave allows all ages to enjoy due to the ride thru experience. My 11 year old enjoyed it, which he was less than thrilled to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ALinCA5512
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Three adults and four kids had s wonderful time. Our guide, Richard, was fantastic. He answered all questions from our 5 year old chatterbox. He took plenty of time with us and the entire tour was just the right amount of time. My only suggestion...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Great place to see , awesome tour guide Elizabeth she was so energetic , and great with the kids thankyou 💜

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mema P
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

I was hesitant to take this tour as I’ve seen a lot of caverns. I had the mindset, seen one cavern, seen them all. But I’m so glad I took this tour. You ride through in a shuttle type open air bus. It was very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Kathy P
Reviewed December 4, 2018

We saw some sign on the highway and decided to stop so glad we did. They are open all year round and they take you through the caverns on a wagon so no walking. The driver was very informative and the sights were amazing. Did...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karen M M
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Excellent tour! Tour guide was informative and easy to understand. I have also been to many caves, and this was very good!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SherylBoen
Reviewed November 28, 2018

It was nice to be able to take a tour without having to walk steps. Our guide was very good and knowledgeable. We would recommend this to people visiting the area

Date of experience: November 2018
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August 23, 2018|
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Response from Randall P | Reviewed this property |
I would say probably not, but maybe without a trailer attached to your truck. They do have a really big parking lot that would potentially have room if you parked across multiple spots (I had to with my pickup and pop-up... More
July 3, 2018|
Response from DustinHolmes | Reviewed this property |
Yes they will be open on July 4th. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
February 12, 2018|
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Response from memoryseeker | Reviewed this property |
On the tour that we took, there were two big dogs on tour with us. The person in charge separated them from the rest of us by keeping them up front. To be sure, if I were you, I’d give them a call before going.
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I'll be going to Branson in June with my parents who are senior citizens. My father is in his 80s and for the most part can still get around, but slowly & not for really long periods of walking. I was thinking the caverns would be a fun & interesting thing to do. Fantastic Caverns is one that does the tour via tram rides so that's an option. Are there enough attractions/things to do for them? I know they wouldn't mind relaxing, but would also like to see & do a few things. Does...More
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