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Fantastic Caverns

4872 N Farm Road 125, Springfield, Missouri 65803 USA

Open Now
Tue 8a-4p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
  • Wheelchair
  • Public

“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
  • 32 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
  • 60 Helpful
June 04, 2014

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

3 people found this review helpful

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  • 28 Reviews
  • 5 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
  • 5 Helpful
April 03, 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.

1 person found this review helpful

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  • 636 Helpful
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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  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
November 18, 2017
Rated 5.0

We had a great time on the tour. Fun for all ages. This tour would be easy to enjoy with small kids, elderly or pets. They really make it easy to tour. The tour guide was very informative and has many years experience in the caverns that he his happy to share.

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  • 5 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
October 02, 2017
Rated 3.0

We arrived too early as the brochure not website listed hours of operation...that would be the only downside to this attraction. Tour was short but informative and our Tour guide Dennis made it fun for us all but especially the kids!

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  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 09, 2017
Rated 4.0

Friendly people who are also dog friendly! They invited our two golden retrievers to ride in the jeep with us!
Absolutely brilliant!! The tour guides are very personable, tell good stories about the place, and make you feel welcomed!

It's a tour on wheels, not on foot. Doesn't mean it's not interesting or worthwhile, just means it's a different way of doing things! It's still very interesting and saves the ecosystem of the cave from the people who aren't respectful !!!!

Worth the stop !!

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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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Fantastic Caverns

4872 N Farm Road 125
Springfield, Missouri
65803 USA


Open now until 4:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Independent
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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
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