Visit Cave's Across Missouri - Part Two!
Missouri is known as the Cave State with 18 show caves and over 6,950 wild caves. If you've been to Bridal Cave and you're looking for more caves to explore, you have plenty of options in Missouri alone! Read on to get Part 2 from our Visit Caves Across Missouri blog series!
#9 Mark Twain CaveLocated in Hannibal, The Mark Twain Cave Complex boasts America’s Oldest and Newest Show Caves. Mark Twain Cave is Missouri’s first Show Cave. The cave was first shown in 1886 and is a Registered National Natural Landmark. Experienced guides will escort you on the 55-minute tour of Mark Twain Cave where the walkways are level and smooth, and there are no steps. Because of the natural state of our cave, it is not wheelchair accessible. As always, boys and girls can whitewash the fence just like Tom and his friends, Mark Twain Show (maybe you can ask him questions about Tom), New Lantern Tour which will take you off the regular tour path – begins Memorial Day weekend at 8 PM (Fridays and Saturdays only), Haunted Tours are offered on select weekends in October at 6 PM, Christmas Tours are offered around the Holiday Season.
#10 Marvel Cave
#11 Meramec Caverns
#12 Onandaga Cave
#13 Ozark Caverns
#14 Round Spring Cave
#15 Smallin Cave
#16 Stark Caverns
#17 Talking Rocks Cavern
Located in Branson West, Talking Rocks Cavern is a “must see” attraction located just minutes from Silver Dollar City in Branson West, MO. Talking Rocks Cavern has been a vital and longstanding part of Branson’s history. Explored by over a million adventurers, the beautiful landscape of glistening crystals is not only a gift of nature but was also considered an engineering marvel due to man made embellishments made in the late 1920’s, such as the concrete steps along the pathways and the creative lighting installed to enhance the dramatic scenery.
Each of these caves has something unique to see and learn about. Every cave you visit is unique - from the history, colors, size, formations, and much more!
Bridal Cave is a great place to start your adventure, but we hope that the information in this blog series inspires you to keep exploring all of the wonders of our cave state. This type of outdoor activity is always family fun... as it should be!