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Go on a guided tour of this seven-level natural wonder, the possibly the oldest stop along historic Route 66. Tours are conducted along well-lighted walkways. Cavern tour takes one hour and twenty minutes, covering 1¼ miles. Meramec Caverns has been a tourist attraction since 1933. The cave is reputed to have been used by Jesse James and his gang as a hideout.
Facilities include: gift shop; a sluice; picnic areas; a candy store. Also on-site (see separate listings): Meramec Caverns Restaurant; Meramec Caverns Motel; Meramec Caverns Campground; Cavern Canoe and Raft Rentals; Jesse James Wax Museum; and Caveman Zipline.
Located off of I-44 at exit 230. Closed on Thanksgiving and Dec. 25.
Cave tours: $20; ages 5-11, $10; younger than 5, free.
This limestone mine was founded in 1921. It is used for research, rescue practice, study of mining practices and other projects by students in geological and mining engineering.
The mine has tours and exhibits of old mining equipment.
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