Talking Rocks Cavern, Branson West

4.6
#5 of 103 in Nature in Missouri
Visit the beauty that's waiting for you in our hillside! Open to the public since 1921, our guided tours will bring you and your family through one of the greatest wonders in Missouri. Bring your camera, and come see the Back to Nature side of Branson!

Our one-hour guided, walking tours leave frequently throughout the day. The cave is a welcome 63 degrees, making it the perfect temperature to visit any time of the year. Many have called Talking Rocks Cavern the most beautiful cave they've seen. Enjoy our Picnic Areas, Nature Trails and Lookout Tower, two SpeleoBox Crawl Mazes, Gemstone Panning, Cave Country Mini-Go, Kids Play Area and Giant Outdoor Checkerboard!
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  • Can be a bit hard for folks with more weight and less agility, but it's totally doable. Beautiful stalactites and stlalgmites, curtains, "cave bacon," etc. Also, a rich gift shop with impressive stone...  more »
  • Worth the drive to. Great adventure for all ages. Down into the caves of the Ozarks. The staff was great. You will get a little wet because the caves are damp and dripping.  more »
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  • I had a wonderful time here today. Our guide through the cavern, Kendrick, was kind, informative, and very up-beat. The formations were gorgeous, and I'm so glad I decided to go. I read some reviews beforehand where the reviewers mentioned narrow passageways and many stairs and said that large people shouldn't be permitted (which...infuriating), however none of them mentioned actually being on a tour where a big person wasn't able to fit or handle the stairs. So here you go: I am a fat person, and it was totally fine. I'm 5'9 and weigh 300 lbs. Yes, it's narrow, but I promise there is no place so narrow you can't fit, and the stairs really weren't an issue at all. The most difficult part was balancing, because the stairs are steep and uneven and wet, because, you know, it's a cave. The first part of the tour is descending down to the bottom of the cave, and the tour guide will go very slowly, stopping to speak at different points. The trip back up is slightly quicker, but not bad at all. I was sweaty, and my thighs were mildly burn-y, but I felt amazing afterwards, and I feel really happy I got to see something so beautiful. So if you're fat and worried about going to Talking Rocks Cavern, don't be. Go for it.
  • Chuck and Kenny were the two staff members working at the time when we came in. Chuck was behind the counter and provided us with information about the cave and took good care of us ensuring we could hop on with the current group instead of waiting an hour for the next tour. Kenny was our guide and he was a blast. Easy to listen to and very educational about the ins and outs of the cave formations. It was a great experience overall. My wife and I had a wonderful time and thought that climbing through the cave was an exceptional experience. Definitely worth a visit if you have any desire to see some awesome cave formations!

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