Stark Caverns, Eldon

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  • We really enjoyed our visit to Stark Caverns. Our tour guide, Paula, was awesome - so many interesting facts & stories! Bear beds, cave formations, Native American remains & artifacts - something for ...  more »
  • Above expectations, great tour of the Caverns, lots of history in this place. New Head Quarters. Great for entire family. The only disappointing thing is the dusty gravel road leading to their facilit...  more »
  • Lee was a great host. Me my daughter and her mother had a wonderful time. It was only us three so it felt a little more personal. First time inside a cave and it was very interesting and Lee knew what he was talking about in depth. All around awesome and will recommend to friends and family. Thanks again Lee for an awesome experience!
  • We toured just a couple days ago (our guide was a lovely lady named Kim) and THOROUGHLY enjoyed it! The facilities outside the cave are very new and clean; once you enter, you can tell that they put a lot of time and energy into maintaining the structure so that inexperienced spelunkers can travel safely. (I found that comforting!) The cave is well lit as well — the relevant formations are highlighted and easy to spot! We took the standard tour and learned about the history of the cave and its uses, formation, and inhabitants across the years. It's clearly designed to be an all-ages presentation. I would recommend the tour for ages "I can sit through a presentation" (so maybe 6 or 7) to "I can walk up about 30 slick stairs"! To sum it up, this is a GREAT way to spend one of those really wet, hot summer days, especially if you don't want to drive a long way to a beach or something. The cave is a delightful 58° F all year! It felt amazing just to stand out front! You should definitely take the tour! (And thanks again, Kim!)

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