Fantastic Caverns

Fantastic Caverns, Springfield: Hours, Address, Fantastic Caverns Reviews: 4.5/5

Fantastic Caverns
4.5
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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4.5
1,761 reviews
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487
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46
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lois p
3 contributions
Wonderful Experience
Sep 2021 • Couples
What a wonderful tour! The cave tour was extremely well organized. The staff was friendly and seemed to truly enjoy their venue. The cave is a natural beauty. Special thanks to John, a charming and delightful tour guide. Well done!
Written September 15, 2021
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Sonia P
East Chicago, IN6 contributions
Amazing
Sep 2021 • Family
It was an amazing tour especially with John being our tour guide. Very informative. Beautiful cave. would recomend it!
Written September 12, 2021
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Jessica J
1 contribution
Great family experience
Sep 2021 • Family
Our guide, Ally was great and took time to answer any questions we had about the cave and it’s history. The hour went by so fast and we learned so much. It was a comfortable laid back tour we really enjoyed! Great price and even got a picture for a souvenir!
Written September 8, 2021
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Kelly S
Bradenton, FL18 contributions
Great value/ wonderful experience
Sep 2021 • Friends
We went on a Thursday and it was great and not overly crowded. We enjoyed the knowledge and wit of our tour guide as it was a great value. We will definitely be back to enjoy the beautiful cave!
Written September 2, 2021
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Jane L
Minneapolis, MN17 contributions
Not a great value
Aug 2021
If I had never been inside a cavern before, I might have been more impressed. I do appreciate the tram part because I'm in a wheelchair. Overall, this was not a good value, because the admission price was expensive ($28) and it occurred too quickly. We were in and out in about 40 minutes. I wished the tram went slower or would have stopped for us to be able to take better pictures. Our guide was very personable and pleasant, but he rushed a bit through some demonstrations. For all the hype and signs, I expected more. Now, I don't regret going, but I won't go back, esp. at that price. The gift shop was all the usual stuff you'd expect. Oh, and the (long) road to get into there was an exercise in horror....twisty, up and down hills, and I could see one hill tilted right when the next one was tilted left. It was a very scary drive.
Written September 1, 2021
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Shaun W
1 contribution
Worth the drive!!!
Aug 2021 • Family
Richard was fantastic!!! Worth the drive!!! We came from Mississippi and we will make this apart of your trip everytime.
Written August 31, 2021
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Rosella Elifrits
Shawnee, KS3 contributions
Great guide, John, at Fantastic Caverns
Aug 2021 • Friends
This is a wonderful place to tour and our guide, John, was great. He was very informative, personable, and funny. We loved him and think all your guides should be like him.
Written August 23, 2021
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CyndySings
Saint Joseph, MO25 contributions
John is THE best guide!!
Aug 2021 • Friends
We had such a great time! Our guide, John, was fabulous!! He was fun and funny and we loved him! Throughout the fun we also learned about the cave and people around the area. Thank you so much for the fantastic time!!!
Written August 23, 2021
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Dawn Michel
Fayetteville, AR2 contributions
Saturday fun day at Fantastic Caverns!
Aug 2021 • Couples
Very education and wonderful to see. Reba was the best tour guide ever! The formations in the cave are beautiful.
Written August 21, 2021
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Leah H
6 contributions
Wonderful
Aug 2021 • Couples
Just finished going through Fantastic Caverns. Very cool and John, our tour guide was amazing. He is a Buckeye and my husband is a Wolverine so you know how they interacted. We had a great time kidding each other.
Written August 19, 2021
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