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Stark Caverns

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Beautiful cave with friendly tour guides

This place is a beautiful cave with a fair price for an hour tour. I had 3 kids ages 12, 5, and 4... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Jbuschjost
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The cave was great and the guide Garred was wonderful!

Garred was a wonderful guide. He had great descriptions of all the sites. The cave was great... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Karen H
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Stark Caverns is located near Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. Just 6 1/2 miles east of Bagnell Dam off Hwy 54. The cave contains an underground lake, ancient bear beds, Moonshiner's Dam, Native American artifacts, a wishing well and a wide variety of...more
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125 Cave Dr, Eldon, MO 65026-5272
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

This place is a beautiful cave with a fair price for an hour tour. I had 3 kids ages 12, 5, and 4 and they all agreed this place was awesome. Enjoy the tour in the 58 degree weather. Beautiful views along an educational experience....More

Thank Jbuschjost
Amy H, Owner at Stark Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

What wonderful feedback! We are so glad you all visited Stark Caverns and had a great time. We strive provide a great educational experience, a friendly staff, an interesting gift shop with a range of reasonably priced and educational/natural items and clean facilities. It's very...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018

Garred was a wonderful guide. He had great descriptions of all the sites. The cave was great the walkways were pretty open and liked the tile floors.

Thank Karen H
Amy H, Owner at Stark Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Karen -- thank you for visiting. We're glad you enjoyed your tour with Garred and hope that you find your way back to visit us again some day. We appreciate your business and your feedback.

Reviewed 11 August 2018

We've done some other caves around the country, but Stark Cavern has some unique things to see we've not seen before. Our guide, Charlie, was knowledgeable and personable. He kept the kids in our group involved while still explaining a lot of the geology and...More

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Amy H, Owner at Stark Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you for visiting and for your feedback. We're glad to hear that Charlie did such a good job engaging your group, both young and mature, and hope you make it back some day soon.

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This was a great location for the class field trip. I’ve gotta give props to our guide. Although I can’t remember his name, he was a younger guy (maybe 20’s) with the utmost patience with our group. We had a few special needs kids that...More

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Amy H, Owner at Stark Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Kristin- thank you for bringing your group of Kidd on for a field trip. We're so glad they enjoyed it. We also appreciate your comments regarding the lights out portion. I'll pass that on to the team. We certainly don't want to scare any little...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Very interesting for everyone in our family group, ages 3-63.. Our Grandsons ages 3, 6 & 9 loved it as well, only part they were a little apprehensive was when the lights were turned off to show the "total" darkness! Our guide thru the Cave...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Monday at noon. Wasn’t overly crowded. About 15 people on our tour. Tour lasted 45 minutes. Tour guide Layne did an awesome job explaining history of the cave and what it had been used for (a family, Indians, soldiers, bootleggers😳) some cool...More

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Amy H, Owner at Stark Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thank you for your visit and for your review. Both mean a great deal to us as we are still just a year old and working to expand awareness. We're pleased you had a good visit.

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing tour! Our tour guide was Charlie and he was absolutely wonderful! Very informative, kind, and answered all our questions! We have small children, the youngest is 2, and they all had a blast! This is a tour well worth every dollar!

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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Of the three cavern sites we visited this past trip to Missouri,this was the best. One hour tours depart every 30 minutes. Small group of six made for a more personal experience. Beautiful sites to see both inside and outside of the cave. Our guide...More

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Amy H, Owner at Stark Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Thank you for your visit. We're certainly glad you included Stark Caverns among your cavern tours this weekend and are so glad it was a positive experience for you. We're just a year old and are working hard to provide a positive experience for our...More

Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

It was our friends first time in a cavern and they were a little nervous. They had plenty of questions and our guide was very knowledgable and friendly. This cave is one of my favorites and would definatly recommend.

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Amy H, Owner at Stark Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Suzanne - thank you for visiting and for paying a review on Trip Advisor. We're so glad you and your friends enjoyed it - especially since it was their first cave tour.

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic tour for kids age 9,7,4. Quick stop on our way through town. Loved the tour and gift shop.More

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Amy H, Owner at Stark Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Matt -- thank you for visiting and for posting a review on Trip Advisor. We're so glad you and your 3 kids had a good time. I remember how excited I was the first time I visited a cave as a young girl -- it's...More

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savedbygrace101
4 October 2018|
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Response from Amy H | Property representative |
The front two-thirds of the cave are handicapped accessible with no stairs and wide, relatively flat walkways. There is 1 section of the cave with over 30 steep steps, but there is a sitting bench right by the staircase... More
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Patmorrical
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Response from kristinh868 | Reviewed this property |
I think you’re asking how hard the tour is right? It’s actually pretty easy. I had my four young children with me and even my 2-year old was able to get around without issue.
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