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Smallin Civil War Cave

3575 North Smallin Road, Ozark, Missouri 65721 USA

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Fri 9:30a-5p
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“The first documented cave in the Ozarks”

Smallin Cave was the first documented cave in the Ozarks. The cave entrance is 55-feet tall and 100-feet wide. The cave holds a cache of Ozark history. Regular, one-hour guided tours travel one-half mile. Our trails are wheelchair and stroller friendly; no stairs, just gradual inclines. Gemstone and fossil mining are available. There is a free picnic area. Snacks, sodas and water are available for purchase in the gift shop. Wild cave tours offered by reservation only: two-hour, one-mile underground adventure off the beaten path, lit only by the headlamp on your helmet. During this tour, you walk through at least two feet of 54-degree water and traverse rugged terrain; lace-up shoes, headlamps, and helmets are required for this tour; age 12 and older only; younger than 18 must be accompanied by parent. Helmets and headlamps available for rent. Minimum of four persons. Civil War Lantern Tours are offered in the fall. Join us around the campfire for an evening of southern food, storytelling and a lantern-light trip through the mysterious Smallin Civil War Cave. Reservations are required. Call or email with questions. Civil War Christmas Tours are offered Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. As you drink hot cocoa around a crackling campfire, you hear stories of how Civil War soldiers celebrated Christmas. Later, you are treated to a lantern-light tour of the cave.

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Reviewed by
alinays

  • 2 Reviews
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July 17, 2018
Rated 5.0

This was an amazing cave to see! Very informational tour by Gary, and also showed a lot of really cool history. The guide was very well educated about the cave and it’s history, and made sure to point out cool animals and formations. The staff was extremely friendly and welcoming, highly recommend visiting this wonderful cave!

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shiitake6301

  • 14 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
January 28, 2018
Rated 5.0

A bit out of the way but worth it. The family owners are really enthusiastic about the Ozark’s history. Could have listened to him talk all day. Easy cave to see, grandma welcome.

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Smallin Civil War Cave

3575 North Smallin Road
Ozark, Missouri
65721 USA

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Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Mon - Sat: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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