Cave tours in Branson are a signature tourist attraction in Missouri. Missouri is not only known as the “Show-Me-State,” but also as the cave state as there are more than 6,300 recorded caves in the state. And, the number is growing each year! Most of Missouri’s caves are located south of the Missouri River in the Ozarks. To give visitors a look at these marvelous natural wonders, many Branson caves offer guided tours. The cave tours in Branson allow you to explore these geological wonders in safe, secure conditions.
Three of the main cave tours in Branson are:
is one of Arkansas’ hidden treasures. During your 1 hour and 15 minute tour through the cavern, you will see two bottomless cave lakes. It’s quite the sight! The first lake, South Lake, has had trout in it for nearly 50 years. See the newly discovered area “Silent Splendor.” Silent Splendor houses one of the longest soda straw formations in the Ozarks, measuring over an incredible nine feet.
Marvel Cave at Silver Dollar City
When visiting Silver Dollar City, a tour of Marvel Cave is always included with your ticket. Tours depart approximately every half hour, weather permitting. Marvel Cave is a wet limestone cave with alive and growing formations! To begin, you will travel 300 feet below the surface and enter the Cathedral Room. The breathtakingly beautiful Cathedral Room is also the largest cave entrance room in the United States.
The visitors’ trail consists of stairs and ramps. The tour lasts approximately 60 minutes, with most of that time spent climbing nearly 600 stairs. The strenuous nature of the tour means the tour is not recommended for visitors with heart or lung conditions, bad backs, weak knees or ankles. A trained cave guide will host your journey and provide you with interesting and entertaining anecdotes of historical or geographical importance.
Talking Rocks Cavern
The hour-long tour of Talking Rocks Cavern is what I refer to as “edutainment.” By this, I mean that it focuses on education, as well as entertainment. It is informational in nature, as you will learn about the caves discovery and related history, as well as learn about the mineral deposits and other geological information while on your tour. The tour is also entertaining. The cave guides are ready to answer questions that you may have and can find answers to those questions that they may not already know.
Talking Rocks Cavern is open year round and is vertical in nature. The tour includes concrete handrails and steps throughout. People of all ages enjoy the comfortable 63-degree cave air!
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