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Smallin Cave was the first documented cave in the Ozarks. The cave entrance is 55-feet tall and 100-feet wide. The cave holds a cache of Ozark history.
Regular, one-hour guided tours travel one-half mile. Our trails are wheelchair and stroller friendly; no stairs, just gradual inclines. Gemstone and fossil mining are available. There is a free picnic area. Snacks, sodas and water are available for purchase in the gift shop.
Wild cave tours offered by reservation only: two-hour, one-mile underground adventure off the beaten path, lit only by the headlamp on your helmet. During this tour, you walk through at least two feet of 54-degree water and traverse rugged terrain; lace-up shoes, headlamps, and helmets are required for this tour; age 12 and older only; younger than 18 must be accompanied by parent. Helmets and headlamps available for rent. Minimum of four persons.
Civil War Lantern Tours are offered in the fall. Join us around the campfire for an evening of southern food, storytelling and a lantern-light trip through the mysterious Smallin Civil War Cave. Reservations are required. Call or email with questions.
Civil War Christmas Tours are offered Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. As you drink hot cocoa around a crackling campfire, you hear stories of how Civil War soldiers celebrated Christmas. Later, you are treated to a lantern-light tour of the cave.
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