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Meramec Caverns, Stanton

#6 of 100 in Nature in Missouri
The largest commercial cave in the state, Meramec Caverns shows how an ancient limestone wine table and seven-story mansion were built underground. Trained rangers lead guided tours along the well-lit, wheelchair-accessible pathways through the caverns, which previously served as a hideout for the notorious outlaw Jesse James. The tour ends with a light-and-music show in a theater inside the caverns. After your tour, cruise the river by boat; zipline over it; rent a canoe; or pan for fool’s gold, fossils, and gemstones. Put Meramec Caverns on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Stanton tour itinerary maker app.
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  • Nice walking tour 1.25 miles. Not difficult unless you have breathing or walking difficulties. Even my teens enjoyed it!  more »
  • Beautiful and entertaining cavern tour. The walk is moderately hard but really only one part is a bit of a climb and if you are unable to it can be bypassed. If you are in the area, don’t miss this....  more »
  • September is a great time to go here. Very busy otherwise. We camped, it was a beautiful spot on the river. We ate at the restaurant, delicious food we took the cavern tour, it was awesome. We zip lined for our first time, it was so awesome, great guides Layne and El. Thanks for a great experience. Then to finish off our 3 day stay we took the river boat ride. A great guide and a beautiful river
  • It was a great attraction! It kept the kids (5&8) entertained and is a nice guided tour although our guide spoke really fast! The caverns are well maintained and clean. Happy to support it's preservation! The kids liked the outdoor mining feature too.

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