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Fantastic Caverns

4872 N Farm Road 125, Springfield, Missouri 65803 USA

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
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“America's only drive through cave!”

A small, family owned business, it was discovered in 1862 by an Ozarks farmer - or more precisely, by his dog, who crawled through an entrance. It wasn't until five years later that the first exploration took place: 12 women from Springfield, answering a newspaper ad seeking explorers, ventured into the cave. Their names remain on a cave wall today.

Because the beauty of Fantastic Caverns is vulnerable, the Cave is toured in jeep-drawn trams. Since you ride all of the way through, you experience the magnitude, the stillness, and the splendor of Fantastic Caverns while preserving its natural features.  Wise stewardship preserves this natural wonder for your children and grandchildren for decades to come. 

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  • 20 Reviews
  • 31 Helpful
August 18, 2013

Wonderful! We almost did not stop here because we were traveling with our dog. We called and found out that you ride in a jeep and dogs are welcome! This was such a cool place. We all enjoyed this, even the dog.

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  • 28 Reviews
  • 59 Helpful
June 4, 2014

Fun stop! The tour is about $25 per person and very relaxing since you ride through the whole cave.

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  • 28 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
July 26, 2015
Rated 4.0

Stopped here on our way beck home to Ma. Saw the Signs along the way and Coming upon the last exit We Said Why not. It was The Best Little Side Trip. Had A Great time Learned something New great Experience. If your looking for A Great place to Stop & Unwind and Cool Down and Learn Something Along the Way. Bring your kids & Have A good Time.

1 person found this review helpful

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  • 9 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
April 3, 2015
Rated 5.0

Dog friendly!!! They let us sit with our pup up in the front. Beautiful cavern! Lovely staff! It's a must see.

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September 13, 2014
Rated 5.0

After a disastrous trip to the Meramec Caverns, I was wary to try another cavern tour, but I'm so glad I did! The Fantastic Caverns are amazing! The tour is only about $25 and it's a very comfortable and very informative tram ride. So, since I had my 9-month old son with me that was very convenient. He wasn't too fussy since there was always something to look at.

Our tour guide was so nice and seemed to really be into the history of the cave and made it a really great experience. There's also a fantastic gift shop. Basically, everyone who works here is lovely and very sweet. The caves are beautiful and their history is pretty rad. I'll definitely come back on my next Route 66 road trip, when my son is a bit older so he can enjoy it himself.

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  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 24, 2016
Rated 5.0

Beautiful caves and interesting place! You take a guided ride through the caverns with a very knowledgeable driver. Ours even sang - it was awesome!

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August 13, 2016
Rated 4.0

Stopped here on way to Arizona. Weren't sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. Very cool cavern. Our guide was knowledgeable. Recommend the stop.

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August 2, 2016
Rated 4.0

Very pet friendly and Totally fun! ... But kinda spendy- $50 for two tickets (no charge for dog) on a hour long jeep tour of caves. Happy we did it but don't need to do it again.

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July 7, 2016
Rated 4.0

Really cool pit stop. Amazing caves and very informative tour guides. If you get claustrophobic, you may want to skip, as you're 100 ft underground in a cave. But other than that, it was amazing.

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June 27, 2016
Rated 5.0

Well worth the stop. Huge caverns and an enjoyable ride through them. Very entertaining tour guide who threw in a few jokes here and there. Plenty of stops for stories and photo ops. The stage area was fantastic. Gift shop has a lot of pretty stonework, jewellery and apparel. Worth going out of your way if you're after some natural beauty.

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Fantastic Caverns

4872 N Farm Road 125
Springfield, Missouri
65803 USA

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Private Parking
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