Directions: I-44 West, Exit 230 Stanton Missouri  

Plan Your Visit To Meramec Caverns

Whether reliving childhood memories or sharing new ones with family, Meramec Caverns is a fun and affordable get-away for families of any size. For the better part of a century, nestled deep inside America's heartland, Meramec Caverns has offered fascinating and educational cavern tours for young and old alike. With all your cavern tour favorites like the "Stage Curtain" or the "Wine Table", Meramec Caverns also offers a number of new and unique attractions, filling your day with wholesome family fun and memories that will last a lifetime.

Zip Line Adventure Starting in March
Soar through the tree tops and across the Meramec River on a hour long adventure of a lifetime. Open March-October.

Rates: $49.00 Adults, $39.00 Children
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Riverboat Rides
Enjoy a relaxing, history filled, half hour long excursion on the Meramec River aboard a canopy-topped riverboat. Cavern Queen I and Cavern Queen II can each hold 25 passengers. Boats run April through September, dependent upon weather and river conditions. Group rates are available.

Rates: $10.00 Adults, $7.00 Children 5-11.

Canoe Floats
Take a six or eleven mile float on the scenic Meramec River. A shuttle bus will take you up river and you can float back to your car, here at the caverns. Reservations are required, please call 1-573-468-6463. Canoes, kayaks, and rafts are only available when weather permits.

Rates: Canoes are $45 per canoe for the 6 mile float and $48 per canoe for the 11 mile float. Rafts & kayaks also available. For more information call 573-468-6463 or go to

Pan for Gold
While parents shop at the Mine Store for beautiful rock gifts or at Granny's Candy Store for homemade fudge, children can pan for fool's gold, fossils, and other gemstones in a 19th century setting. The Meramec Mining Company and Granny's is open during the summer months only.

Cost: Small bag of mine rough $7.99, Large bag of mine rough $10.99, Arrowhead mine rough $7.99, Emerald mine rough $10.99, Fossil mine rough $10.99, Motherlode mine rough $24.99

Gift Shop
Purchase quality and affordable souvenirs for the entire family in our well stocked shopping area. From traditional tourist type gifts to the more exotic, the gift shop carries it all to enhance your visits memories. Among the most popular items are: rocks and minerals, T-shirts, jewelry, books, headgear, knives, clocks, pictures, slides, postcards, toys, games, etc.

Enjoy home style cooking, snack bar, and 28 flavors of ice cream. The restaurant can seat up to 250 people and also hosts an elegant private dining room. This is available for special group rentals such as family reunions, birthday parties, company gatherings, etc. The restaurant is also capable of catering to such groups with a wide variety of quality foods. The staff can also feed large groups inside or out (outdoor picnics, Bar-B-Que, catering, and box lunches available).

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