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Bluff Dwellers Cave, Noel

4.8
#23 of 100 in Nature in Missouri
Must see · Cave · Nature / Park
Bluff Dweller's Cave is a show cave located just south of Noel, Missouri that was discovered in 1925 and opened to the public in 1927. The cave was formed in the Pierson Limestone during the Paleozoic Era. The cave's passages total over 4,000 ft in length, with two entrances beneath a limestone outcropping of the bluff.
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  • My husband and I lucked out and were the only two on the tour. Masks were required but the cave was so cool and the tour was so great I hardly noticed. Our tour guide, Cory, was FANTASTIC! Very...  more »
  • The cave is perfectly cool on a hot day in July. We saw lots of fossils and salamanders. Our tour guide, CORY, was quite knowledgeable but also entertaining. They are taking reasonable precautions...  more »
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  • We attended cavern tavern this weekend! Our tour guide was Cory. BTW...if you can request a guide, REQUEST CORY! Every staff we came in contact with was VERY welcoming! We started in the gift shop because we were super early! Reasonably priced! The museum was interesting to me, as I am raising a rock collected (She's 6). THE TOUR...though it was abbreviated because of the beer at the end was very informative!! Cory and his dad jokes kept me laughing!! I can't wait to got back for the extended (regular) tour soon! We ended the tour with samples from a local brewery! The Lemon Ale was AH MAY ZING! But that non-alcoholic root beer gave me life!! Will definitely be spreading the word about Mr. Browning's finding!
  • What to do on a hot and humid summer day? This is the question we had to answer. How about a visit to Bluff Dwellers Cave! I can't say enough positive things about our visit. The temperature in the cave is a refreshing 56 or so degrees (perfect for that hot and humid day). The cave itself has been developed just enough to enable a visitor to get around easily but not so much so that you lose the beauty and feel of the cave experience. The passageways and geological formations are fantastic. Our tour guide, Robert, was great. His passion, knowledge, and humor took the experience to another level. He was able to relate to the oldest and youngest of our group with ease while telling us about the cave's discovery, development, geological features, and history. I've been to many caves in my time, this is one of the best. When its hot and humid but you want to do something fun, visit Bluff Dwellers Cave. You won't be sorry.

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