Missouri's Buried Treasure

Guided-walking tours conducted by trained rangers depart every 20-30 minutes starting at 9:00 am. The Cavern Tour takes one hour and twenty minutes to complete, covering 1 ¼ mile round trip along well-lighted walkways. Unfortunately, strollers are not permitted.

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: On September 11, 2014 Meramec Caverns unveiled a new state of the art light show. An all new computerized LED light show replaced a manual incandescent light bulb show. This new light show, accompanied by the singing of God Bless America, showcases vibrant lights along with images showcasing the beauty of America. This show is dedicated to those who have served and are currently serving in our armed forces and as police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians. To these men and women we extend our gratitude and remembrance for their brave sacrifices.

Open Every Day!

(Except Thanksgiving & Christmas.)

Hours of Operation
January 1 - February 16Weekends Only, 9:00 - 4:00
January 15 (MLK Day)9:00 - 4:00
February 17 - 29:9:00 - 4:00
March:9:00 - 5:00
April 1 - May 24:9:00 - 6:00
May 25 - June 30:9:00 - 7:00
July - August:9:00 - 7:00
August 15 - Labor DaySun-Thurs: 9:00 - 6:00
Fri & Sat: 9:00 - 7:00
September:9:00 - 5:00
October - December:9:00 - 4:00

Ready to Visit?

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

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.

Age 12 and up$28.00
Children, 5-11$15.00
Children under 5Free


MARCH 30, 2024

Live Passion Play


Join us for a free Passion Play of the death and resurrection of Christ, inside the cave with live actors and musicians! Experience the old world atmosphere and enjoy the phenomenal acoustics in our unique, natural setting.

MARCH 31, 2024

Easter Sunrise Service


Join us for a celebration of the resurrection of Christ this Easter Sunday. A second presentation of our free live Passion Play will take place during the Sunrise Service.

The Meramec Caverns Restaurant will be open for service during the Passion Play performances.

Fall Festival of Gospel Music

October 16-19, 2024

Don’t miss one of the biggest events in Christian music in the Midwest. The Lesters appear nightly and rotating musical acts perform each night!

For tickets and additional information please contact the Lesters at 417-236-9090 or visit thelesters.com.

The Lesters & Emcee Duane Garren appear nightly at the 53rd Fall Festival of Gospel Music at Meramec Caverns