Marvel Cave, a Registered Natural Landmark, opened for tours in 1894. The cave, which lies beneath Silver Dollar City theme park, was the first attraction to bring tourists to the Branson area. One of the deepest caves in Missouri, it has one of the largest subterranean entry-rooms in the United States. Traditional guided cave tours are included with standard admission to Silver Dollar City.
Cave tours depart every half-hour; they last about one hour. Because of the strenuous nature of the tour, which includes nearly 600 stairs and some stooping, it is not recommend for visitors with heart or lung conditions, bad backs, weak knees or bad ankles.
For an additional fee, special lantern light tours are offered 90 minutes prior to park closing time, March through October, and at 5:30 p.m. in November & December. (Children younger than 8 are not permitted on this tour.). Reservations are required. See website for details.