Show Me Caves in Branson

After a few vacation days of fun in the sun, take time out and go underground. Vacationing in the Cave State has some cool benefits. Savvy travelers pencil in a cave tour on every summer vacation. Easy to do because Missouri has at least 20 Show Caves.

Lantern tours fill quickly. Make reservation early.

Marvel Cave
A little over 50 years ago, Marvel Cave was the hole in the ground that grew up to be Silver Dollar City. You have the opportunity to tour Marvel cave whenever you visit the theme park. Silver Dollar City theme park evolved around the entrance to one of nature’s greatest wonders, Marvel Cave.

In the 1960’s, Hugo and Mary Herschend, and their sons Jack and Peter, opened a theme park built around the entrance to Marvel Cave. Any time you visit Silver Dollar City theme park, you can tour Marvel Cave at no extra charge.

Marvel Cave has been recognized for its outstanding work with endangered Gray Bats. Marvel Cave is known for being one of the largest caves in Missouri. Read about Marvel Cave Lantern Tours.

Silver Dollar City/Marvel Cave
399 Silver Dollar City Parkway, Branson MO 65616
Toll-Free: 800-831-4FUN, Phone: (417) 336-7100
E-mail: sdcwebsitecustomerservice@silverdollarcity.com

Cost: included with your admission to Silver Dollar City.
Length of tour: 1 hour
Cool Fact: Take a Virtual Tour of the beautiful cave online.


Fantastic Caverns
There is no walking in Fantastic Caverns. Board a Jeep-drawn tram and relax in the drive-through tour of Fantastic Caverns. Rain or shine the cave is open and you stay dry. If walking is a problem, the tram tour makes this cave accessible.
Cost: Adult $22.50, child $14.50
Length of tour: 1 hour
Cool Fact: The only drive-through cave in American
Open daily, hours vary by month. Fantastic Caverns opens at 8am. Check the web site for details.
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

Talking Rocks Cavern
423 Fairy Cave Lane, Branson West MO 65737 Talking Rocks Cavern is located 1⁄2 mile south of the junction of Hwy 76 and Business Hwy 13 in Branson West, Missouri.

Toll-Free: (800) 600-2283 E-mail: chris@talkingrockscavern.com
Cost: Ages 13 & Older $17.95 + tax, Ages 4 to 12 $9.95 + tax, Ages 3 & Under Free Coupon Discount on Web site.
Length of tour: 45 minute
Open Daily 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Phone: (417) 833-2010
There are 265 steps, 150 down and 115 out.

Trip Tips: Caves are damp. Wear comfortable  shoes for walking tours. The cave temperatures are about 60 degrees even on the hottest days. You may want to bring a sweater for the tours which are about 1 hour long.

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For more Branson information – Branson/Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau 

For more Springfield information – Tourist Information Center,3315 E. Battlefield Road and Downtown Visitor Information Center, 815 E. Saint Louis St., Suite 100, Toll Free – (800) 678-8767, Local – (417) 881-5300, Fax – (417) 881-2231, Email – cvb@springfieldmo.org

For more Missouri vacation suggestions – VisitMO.com.

For more information about Missouri Caves: Missouri Caves Association.

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