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.

Young boy playing with rocks at the Meramec Caverns gift shop
Clothes for sale at the Meramec Caverns gift shop
Young girl wearing a bat-shaped hat at the Meramec Caverns gift shop
Lighted cave helmets on the shelf at the Meramec Caverns gift shop
Glass display cases inside of Meramec Caverns
Various decorations for sale at the Meramec Caverns gift shop

Restaurant

Enjoy home-style cooking, a snack bar, and 28 flavors of ice cream during your visit. Our restaurant is open daily during cave tours and can seat up to 250 people.  An elegant private dining room is available for special group rentals such as family reunions, birthday parties, company gatherings, and more. The restaurant is 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.

December-March: Very limited menu.

Bacon cheeseburger and french fries on sale at the Meramec Caverns restaurant
Hungry children and parent being served an ice cream cone at the Meramec Caverns candy shop
Bacon cheeseburger for sale at the Meramec Caverns restaurant
Young boy eating a bowl of ice cream at the Meramec Caverns candy shop

Candy Store

Have a sweet tooth? Make sure to stop by Granny's Candy Store! Fresh fudge samples are available for assistance in your purchase selection. Homemade turtles, warm, roasted nuts, and a variety of old-time candy is also available for those preferring an alternative sweet tooth fix.  Fudge is sold by weight.

Angled photo of all of the delicious fudge for sale at the Meramec Caverns candy shop
Sign outside of the Meramec Caverns gift shop for Granny's Favorite Things
Fudge being separated into smaller blocks after cooling
Candy Sign at the Meramec Caverns Gift Shop
M&M fudge for sale at the Meramec Caverns gift shop
Head-on image of chocolate covered turtles dessert along with various types of fudge for sale at Meramec Caverns
Featured fudge flavor of the month for sale at the Meramec Caverns gift shop
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Chocolate covered turtles dessert along with various types of fudge for sale at Meramec Caverns
Fudge being stirred up before being made at the Meramec Caverns Gift Shop