Caving in the Ozarks

Marvel CaveSpelunking. It sounds like a silly word that your 3 year-old niece made up, but it’s actually a real word that refers to the activity of cave exploration and it’s very popular in the Ozarks.

With more than 6,000 caves in Missouri, it’s no surprise that vacationers from all around the country make their way to these mysterious limestone caverns for tours. So if you and your family are looking for some spelunking adventures, check out one of these Branson area caves for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Marvel Cave

Walk through the largest entrance room in the United States located deep beneath Branson’s Silver Dollar City, also known as the Cathedral Room. Descend almost 500 feet below the surface of the Earth and take in the breathtaking views of this wet limestone cave whose rock formations are still growing. A cave tour is included with your admission ticket to the park, so for tickets or more information visit http://www.bransonshows.com/activity/buySilverDollarCityTickets.cfm.

Marvel CaveTalking Rocks Cavern

Located in Branson West, Talking Rocks Cavern features a one hour guided tour of the cave which maintains a comfortable 62 degrees Fahrenheit year round. The caverns are decorated with layer after layer of sparkling mineral formations resulting in a beautiful masterpiece that is truly a sight to behold. Your tour guide will enhance your trip with educational stories and information about the cave as you make your way through the beautiful underground grotto. For more information visit http://talkingrockscavern.com/.

Fantastic Caverns

A 45 minute drive from Branson, Fantastic Caverns is located on the north side of Springfield and is the only cave in Missouri that offers a jeep-drawn tram tour. Ride through the dark, slippery passageways of this magnificent cave that was first explored back in 1867 and behold the thousands of rock formations, large, limestone caverns and maybe even spot the rare and blind Ozarks cavefish. For more information visit http://fantasticcaverns.com/.

Take your family on a spelunking adventure and complete your trip to the Ozarks with some underground exploration.

 

2 thoughts on “Caving in the Ozarks”

  1. Spelunking is a ton of fun! If you haven’t been, I highly recommend it. Caves are almost like a whole other world with their own ecosystems and everything! The caves are absolutely beautiful.

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