Go on a guided tour of this seven-level natural wonder, possibly the oldest stop along historic Route 66. Tours are conducted along well-lighted walkways. Cavern tour takes one hour and twenty minutes, covering 1.25 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 I-44 at Exit 230. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Cave tours: adults, $22; ages 5-11, $12; younger than five, free.