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Meramec Caverns

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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, $28; ages 5-11, $15; younger than five, free.

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1135 Route W
Stanton, MO 63079

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Not Wheelchair Accessible
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Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
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Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Year-round
Restaurant On-site
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Advance Contact Requested
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Pets Are Not Allowed
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Canoe Rental
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