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Fun hike

This is a fun little hike. Kids love it. We have heard bear a couple of times. Make sure you always... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
arkansasgirl10
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Memphis, TN
Can't wait to come back

Thank you Trip Advisor. We were short on time but took an hour to take it in. It was a beautiful... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2017
clarson2016
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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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Some people call Grand Gulf State Park the “Little Grand Canyon.” Some just call it “breathtaking.” The park is one of the natural wonders of the Ozarks, presenting the most spectacular collapsed cave system in the Ozarks. The "Grand Gulf" stretches...more
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Route 3, Thayer, MO 65791
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a little confused on how to get there, but once we arrived, worth the trip. Paved road and parking lot made it easy for motorcyclists to view this marvel.

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Ok if you are traveling through. After 4 miles of gravel road I didn't feel it was worth the drive. It's a pretty place but far from a grand canyon.

Thank James N
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Our family stumbled upon this park on our way home from vacation and boy am I glad we did! Beautiful scenery!! Would like to go back when we have more time!

Thank Angela H
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a fun little hike. Kids love it. We have heard bear a couple of times. Make sure you always take stairs down to the waterfall.

Thank arkansasgirl10
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful park to visit! Plan on some time for hiking and have a picnic! Be ready for some stairs because there are several places you have to climb.

2  Thank Amy M
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Thank you Trip Advisor. We were short on time but took an hour to take it in. It was a beautiful fall day and we made the most of it. Thank you

Thank clarson2016
Reviewed September 8, 2017

If you're in the area, you should try coupling this with something else, like a trip to Mammoth Spring, AR. They are just minutes apart. I wouldn't drive a long distance just to see Grand Gulf SP. Don't get me wrong, I loved it, but...More

3  Thank Shannon64804
Reviewed April 27, 2017

I have been to the Grand Gulf way before it became what it is today. Myself and my family are so please that it has been developed with visitors in mind, it is fascinating and such an awesome place to explore and so many great...More

Thank VacaDream
Reviewed April 21, 2017

While the "Grand Canyon" of the Mid-West may be a bit of a stretch..lol.. Grand Gulf State Park near Thayer, Mo is a very nice park that offers a very unique look at a colapsed cave system that serves as the main source of water...More

Thank CARLH2262
Reviewed April 10, 2017

There are 2 different trails. One is a nice stroll through the woods the other takes you down alot of steps to the spring. We went off the path too so we could see the natural bridge from the bottom. Educational and nice view.

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Drake Y
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Response from RLaurenceDavis | Reviewed this property |
As everyone else says-it's free. There are a couple of marked trails and then there is an unmarked one that starts off a main trail that goes up a side canyon. It is in below the parking/visitors area. This trail leads to... More
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