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Good time, a little expensive.

Fun little treasure! Cave exploring and zip lining were fun. (We felt very safe!) Gemstone/rock... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
Ashley B
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Short intimate cave tour

This cave was a relatively short tour, It felt like real cave exploration as we had flashlights and... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Ville Platte, Louisiana
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All pets must remain in vehicle. We are closed for the season. Will re-open May 1st 2019! Experience fun and adventure in Southeast Missouri. We offer lots of fun, including, among other activities: delving into the mysterious underground realm of...more
Van Buren, MO 63965
+1 573-323-4001
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Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Fun little treasure! Cave exploring and zip lining were fun. (We felt very safe!) Gemstone/rock quarry fun for the kids. The nature center was okay, but could have done without it. Picnic area available. Staff friendly but rigid.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ashley B
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This cave was a relatively short tour, It felt like real cave exploration as we had flashlights and had to duck and squeeze thorough some areas. It only lasted about 30 minutes. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. They also have some fossils to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

Our family has seen nearly all of the caves in Missouri but we didn't know about this one until recently. Our goal was to add this one to our bucket list, but it would be a great place to visit again for the rest of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Passed by going to Branson and decided to stop. The owners were both outside the welcome building when we pulled in. We walked around some. They would not speak until we spoke to them. We weren't going to tour the cave, just pan for gold...More

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank Tony M
Reviewed July 26, 2016

I have lived in Van Buren most of my life, but today I discovered a really cool, fun experience for one and all! My son and his family are in from Ohio and we were looking for something different and fun to do. I had...More

Date of experience: July 2016
4  Thank Sherry S
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Cave spring park is a great place for young or old, it's a place to enjoy a day outside or inside the amazing cave, zip lining is phenomenal it's absolutely the most fun ever had. gem paning, digging for gems and fossels to the pond...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Tammy B
Reviewed April 30, 2016

The zip lines are fun and instruction and assistance in their use should satisfy the most wary grandparent. The owners are very nice and sincere in desires to make this a worthy destination. The cave is very small, but is honestly a cave, with a...More

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank gnildarps
Reviewed December 12, 2015

Great for sight seeing, hiking, and nature viewing. Walking may be difficult for some visitors but plenty of scenery and water ways can be seen by car or truck.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank highrocky
Reviewed July 3, 2015

On the downside, the cave is small-- very small. It is, however, a legitimate cave with attractive formations. Our three kids who had never been in a cave were well-pleased with it. Beyond that, the owners are hospitable and the grounds are well-kept. The nature...More

Date of experience: June 2015
5  Thank Rod D
Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a must see if you are in Van Buren, Kids had a great time digging for fossils and on the zip line (they ended up going three times each!) Staff is super friendly and knowledgeable.. We planned on spending an hour and ended...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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