Directions: I-44 West, Exit 230 Stanton Missouri  

Cavern Tours

Beneath the fertile rolling hills of the Meramec Valley, lies a complex of mineral formations and color as rare and unique as they are beautiful. These precious underground jewels, which took thousands of years to grow, are preserved in the spectacular sights of Meramec Caverns.

Guided tours by trained rangers are conducted along well-lighted walkways. Learn how the ancient Wine Table (World's rarest cave structure) was formed completely under water. The entire cave complex stretches upwards past the height of a 7-story building and extraordinary formations can be seen throughout.

Theatre Room Light-show Segment: On September 11, 2014 Meramec Caverns unveiled a new state of the art light show. An all new computerized LED light show will replace an outdated manual incandescent light bulb show. This new light show, accompanied by the singing of the God Bless America, showcases vibrant lights along with images showcasing the beauty of America. This show is dedicated to the men and women who have served in our armed forces, police forces, and firefighters of the past, present, and future. In light of the unveiling being on the 13th anniversary of 9/11 we acknowledge the importance of remembering the brave sacrifices these men and women have made and continue to make in their lives. To those men and women we thank you.

Hours of Operation

Meramec Caverns is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Guided-walking tours depart every 20-30 minutes starting at 9:00 am. Cavern tour takes one hour and twenty minutes to complete covering 1 ¼ mile round trip.

January - February9:00am - 4:00pm
March9:00am - 5:00pm
April9:00am - 6:00pm
May - June9:00am - 7:00pm
July - Labor Day8:30am - 7:30pm
September9:00am - 6:00pm
October9:00am - 5:00pm
November - December9:00am - 4:00pm


$22.00 - Adults
$12.00 - Children ages 5-11
Children 4 and under are free.

Group Rates

Rates available to 15 or more persons by advanced reservation, one complimentary pass is given for every 20 tickets purchased.

$17.00 - Adults
$12.00 - High School students (9th-12th Grade)
$9.50 - Middle School students (7th-8th Grade)
$9.00 - Children (Pre-K through 6th Grade)

An abbreviated tour is available for groups, taking 45 minutes. This tour has all the highlights of the regular tour, but with less walking.

Rates are subject to change.

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