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Address: Van Buren, MO
Phone Number: 573-226-3945
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Largest natural spring in Missouri averaging a flow of about 286 million...

Largest natural spring in Missouri averaging a flow of about 286 million gallons of water a day.

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Beautiful and scenic!

It was beautiful and fun! Spent the weekend at the hotel and had fun on the river. Local food places were friendly and the food was good

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Michael W
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Independence, Missouri, United States
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Independence, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was beautiful and fun! Spent the weekend at the hotel and had fun on the river. Local food places were friendly and the food was good

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St. James, Mo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had been here before but it is always a great stop. Allow less than an hour in total. 4 miles off the main highway.

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Thank joeyr599
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been all over the world and have seen many beautiful things, but the Big Spring in Van Buren, MO is truly one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen. I am lucky enough to live only 3 miles from the spring, but never tire of it's beauty. This is a MUST see while in the Ozarks!

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Thank Sherry S
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Do not go to Van Buren without stopping at Big Springs. It's beautiful, powerful, and amazing. There are pavilions and a small play area with swings. Trails, small caves, and the water is ice cold. It's a great experience

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Thank superk4u
Ozark, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Big Spring is a Large Gorgeous Spring located in a beautiful park. Thislocation has play ground equipment for the kids and nice picnic areas. Great place for family reuniobs, picnics, photo sessions, birthday parties etc. Very nice hiking trails.

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Big Spring is so beautiful and is a must see if you are in the area. Be sure to bring your camera because you will get some outstanding pictures.

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Thank Michelle M
Jackson, mo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

A great place to sit back and relax on a hot day. The cold water from the spring cools the area around it and let's you enjoy nature at its best. Plenty of benches and tables to sit at and enjoy the scenery. The campgrounds and park are kept very clean and well maintained. My family and I have been... More 

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Thank KashmirX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. Wish we had more time to explore the rivers in the area. Clean and pure. Quiet and peaceful. Be sure to see the other springs within 50 miles or so.

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Thank Brogee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

The park is clean and well kept. The spring is simply amazing. Beautiful water and impressive volume. Plenty of picnic space.

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Thank Arnold B
Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Don't miss the trails around the spring and go into the small cave opening and have someone take a picture of you in the cave by the spring head. It looks cool! Great place to go. We've been many times. Lots of wild deer, that are so used to traffic, they just stand and watch you. You feel like you... More 

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