Visit Cave's Across Missouri!
If you've only been to one cave or maybe never been to a cave at all, you may not realize just how vastly different each cavern is! Bridal Cave is known to be one of America's most scenic caverns due to the number of formations and colors we have inside our cave. Missouri is known as the Cave State, with 18 show caves and over 6,950 wild caves. If you are looking for caves to visit around Missouri, you've got a lot of fantastic options! Read oo to learn about a few caves to visit across Missouri!
#1 Bridal Cave
Of course, if you've never been to our cave at the Lake of the Ozarks you'll want to add it to the top of the list! Bridal Cave is one of America's most scenic caverns due to its formation packed cave. You'll be hard-pressed to look in any direction and not find gorgeous draperies, soda straws, huge columns, stalactites, and stalagmites! Bridal Cave is located in Camdenton at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks!
In addition to a great cave to visit, Bridal Cave is also a popular and unique place to get married! Bridal Cave gets its name from an old Indian legend and we still continue their cave wedding tradition performing over 3,600 weddings!
#2 Bluff Dwellers Cave
It was 1925, in a limestone outcrop, that Bluff Dwellers Cave was discovered by Arthur Browning, owner of the property, and two surveyors, Bob Ford, and Bryan Gilmore, employed by the highway department. The exploration begins! Excavation began from a small head sized opening. It became apparent that there was a network of subterranean corridors channeling the layers of rock like a subway system. Two natural openings were found that had been hidden by hillside talus and slabs of rock weathered from the bluff face over several thousand years. However, these were not the first men to set foot in these caves. Two years later, in 1927, Bluff Dwellers Cave was opened to the public for tours. The cavern is still owned by descendants of the original Browning family. you can take a tour of Bluff Dwellers Cave March through October from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; November through February from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. The last tour is 30 minutes before closing. The Cave is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
#3 Cameron Cave
#4 Cathedral Cave
#5 Current River Cavern
#7 Fisher Cave
Located in Sullivan, Fisher Cave is truly one of the park’s most spectacular natural wonders. Located in Meramec State Park the cave offers Naturalist-led tours. These tours are offered on a seasonal basis, provide an interesting adventure for park visitors. From the low, narrow stream side passages to the huge rooms filled with calcite deposits, Fisher Cave offers one outstanding cave scene after another. Inside these rooms and passages are well preserved bear claw marks, cave wildlife and a vast array of calcite deposits ranging from intricate hellectites to massive columns 30 feet tall.