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Stark Caverns

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Located near Lake of the Ozarks, Stark Caverns takes you on a journey through the ages as you explore amazing geological formations, Native American artifacts, & ancient bear beds. See Moonshiner’s Dam, the Wishing Well, and our own Grand Canyon. Learn all about stalagmites, stalactites, and fluorescent minerals, while discovering a whole new world underground.

During your tour, you will learn about the geological formations of the Ozark Plateau, examine our extensive local arrowhead collection, and see perhaps one of the largest specimens of stromatolite fossils in North America. You may also spot an elusive cave salamander, crayfish or bat.

Our daily tours are open to all ages, and our caverns are 85% wheelchair accessible with wide walking paths and areas to rest. Open year-round, closed only on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Be sure to take the time to enjoy the scenic view from our wrap-around porch at the Visitor Center, or have a picnic at one of our conveniently placed outdoor tables. Try your hand at sluice mining or even crack open a geode to create a one-0f-a-kind souvenir.

Our carefully curated gift shop offers beautiful jewelry, educational books and games, apparel and collectibles.

In addition to our daily tours, our specialty tours include our famous Black Light Tour, In-Cave Escape Room and Lantern Tour.

Reservations and Tour Schedules Are Available Online : Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Contact Us By Phone By Calling: 573-TOP-CAVE

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Daily   9:30 am — 5:00 pm
125 Cave Drive
Eldon, MO 65026

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking In Designated Areas Or Specified Guestrooms Only
Activities On-site
Biking / Walking Trails
Activities Within 10 Miles
Backpacking Trail
Biking / Walking Trails
Historic District
Winery / Vineyard
Cost Of Admission
Charges Admission
Discounts Offered
Group Discount
Military Discount
Senior Citizen Discount
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Year-round
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Recommended
Reservations Not Required
Pet Policy
Service Animals Welcome
Pets Are Not Allowed
Suitable For These Age Groups
Family Friendly
Types Of Payment Accepted
American Express Card