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.
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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 - February||9:00am - 4:00pm|
|March||9:00am - 5:00pm|
|April||9:00am - 6:00pm|
|May - June||9:00am - 7:00pm|
|July - Labor Day||8:30am - 7:30pm|
|September||9:00am - 6:00pm|
|October||9:00am - 5:00pm|
|November - December||9:00am - 4:00pm|
$21.00 - Adults
$11.00 - Children ages 5-11
Children 4 and under are free.
Rates available to 15 or more persons by advanced reservation, one complimentary pass is given for every 20 tickets purchased.
$16.00 - Adults
$11.00 - High School students (9th-12th Grade)
$8.50 - Middle School students (7th-8th Grade)
$8.00 - Children ages 5-11
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.
Meramec Caverns is wheelchair accessible. Of the 80 minute tour, the first 50 minutes covers flat terrain with the last 30 minutes containing one flight of stairs. Stairs can easily be by-passed through use of a nearby ramp, but requires the assistance of a physically fit person.
Note: Guest wheelchairs are not available on site.