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“Great Cave Experience”
Review of Bridal Cave

Bridal Cave
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Camdenton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Rated as one of the most scenic caverns in America, Bridal Cave has more formations per square foot than any other known cave or cavern in the United States. Park facilities include visitors center, cave tours, gift shop, rock shop, boat dock(on Lake of the Ozarks), nature trails, gemstone mining and observation tower. Open Year Round.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Activities for older children
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Cave Experience”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were visiting Lake of the Ozarks and came across this cave tour. The cave was amazing. My jaded teens were really impressed (and it takes a lot to impress them these days). The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. From some of the advertising, I couldn't tell if it would be commercial/cheesy and over the top - it wasn't. The cave has enough lighting and is cool and somewhat wet (I was glad I wore old tennis shoes). There were a range of kids on our tour and they all seemed to be having a grand time. At $16 the ticket seemed a bit pricy but turned out to be worth the money. You can drive up or boat and park at the dock. The tour took about 1 hour.

Visited July 2014
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Omaha, Nebraska
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome cave”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

I think this cave made a brilliant cameo in a recent summer IMAX film. Friendly and very informative state park staff. Great place to take the kids if they haven't seen a cave, and must see bucket list item if you're in the area. The hill itself is a very neat experience if you can see it from a boat on the lake. Just don't wear your best suit, some tight spaces, but well worth the tour.

Visited August 2013
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Hazelwood, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fun cave but a lot of tight spaces”
Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

This is a fun cave to visit but if you are claustrophobic or big in size, this may not be the right cave tour for you. They have a spot called the lemonade squeeze and you could literally squeeze lemons it is so tight. There are also a lot of slippery spots. Needless to say, it was a lot of fun to see but i will probably never go back. Once you see it, you've seen it. If you're physically fit, give this cave tour a try but be sure to wear walking shoes.

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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Fun Easy Cave Visit”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a beautiful cave right on the lake so you can drive or boat there. Guided tours run all day and the cave crams a lot of neat stuff into about 1/4 mile hike. Well lit(except when your guide turns out the lights!) and reasonably walking friendly there are great formations around every corner. Whole trip took about an hour and our guide, Ryan Round, was both funny & knowledgeable. This is a nice side trip and I highly recommend it if you have a desire to see a cave up close

Visited July 2014
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Route 66
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Setting, Gorgeous Cave”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very interesting and very unique cave. Tall and narrow, this cave has some very tight curves and towering ceilings! Very impressive. Also impressive is the entrance. By far the most picturesque entrance of any Cave in the area....overlooking the Lake.

Visited July 2014
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