Cave Inspections and Locations

Missouri law directs the inspection of all caves in the state that are open to the public. Public or "show" cave owners, operators, and agents must provide necessary safety guard rails, bridges, ladders, entrances, platforms, walkways, safety barriers, rails, paths, and other safety measures in and around these caves before they are opened to the public. They also must file a complete and true map of the cave.

Cave Inspection

The Mine and Cave Safety and Health Section regularly inspects mines and public caves under Chapter 293, RSMo, and provides a consultation service to the mines and caves on safety and health issues. Safety and health inspections are conducted on a regular basis to find and abate hazards in the mine and cave workplace. Air quality measurements are taken on each inspection to ensure that miners are not exposed to hazardous exposure levels of a variety of contaminants. These measurements are taken in every phase of the inspection. If the mine or cave is out of compliance, they are required to use engineering controls to come into compliance. If the engineering controls are not enough, other measures are taken to bring the company into compliance. It shall be the duty of the Inspection section to inspect such caves at least once a year. The annual inspection fee will be $35.

Missouri's Public Cave Locations

Name of Cave Website
 
Bear Cave
Thunder Mountain Park
526 Bridal Cave Rd., Camdenton, MO 65020
573-346-2676
www.bridalcave.com
Bluff Dwellers Cavern
954 Highway 59 South, Noel, MO 64854
417-475-3666
www.bluffdwellerscavern.com
Bonne Terre Mine
West End Diving - Bonne Terre, Inc.
12464 Natural Bridge Rd., Bridgeton, MO 63044
314-209-7200 or 1-888-843-3483
www.2dive.com/btm.htm
Bridal Cave
Thunder Mountain Park
526 Bridal Cave Rd., Camdenton, MO 65020
573-346-2676
www.bridalcave.com
Cameron Cave
Mark Twain Cave, Inc.
300 Cave Hollow Road, Hannibal, MO 63401
573-221-1656
www.marktwaincave.com/mtc_cameroncave.html
Cathedral Cave
Onondaga Cave State Park
7556 Hwy. H, Leasburg, MO 65535
573-245-6576 or 573-245-6600 Cave Tours
http://mostateparks.com/park/onondaga-cave-state-park
The Cave Resturant and Resort
26880 Rochester Rd, Richland, MO 65556
573-765-4554
www.thecaverestaurantandresort.com/
Cave Vineyard
21124 Cave Road
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-543-5284
www.cavevineyard.com
Current River Cavern
Cave Spring Park
P.O. Box 27 Van Buren, MO 63965
573-323-9943
http://cavespringpark.com/cave.html
Fantastic Caverns
4872 North Farm Rd. 125, Springfield, MO 65803
417-833-2010
www.fantasticcaverns.com
Fantasy World Caverns
P.O. Box 82, Tuscumbia, MO 65082
573-369-3722
www.cave4sale.com
Fisher Cave
Meramec State Park
115 Meramec Park Dr., Sullivan, MO 63080
573-468-6072 or 1-800-334-6946
http://mostateparks.com/park/meramec-state-park
Jacob’s Cave
23114 Hwy. TT, Versailles, MO 65084
573-378-4374
www.jacobscave.com

Lake of Ozarks Marina
220 Forever Drive
Camdenton, MO 65020
573-873-3705

www.lakeoftheozarksmarina.com
Mark Twain Cave
Mark Twain Cave, Inc.
300 Cave Hollow Road, Hannibal, MO 63401
573-221-1656
www.marktwaincave.com/mtc_marktwaincave.html
Marvel Cave
Silver Dollar City
399 Silver Dollar City Parkway, Branson, MO 65616
1-800-475-9370
www.bransonsilverdollarcity.com/rides-attractions/ride_detail.aspx?AttractionID=399
Meramec Caverns
P.O. Box 948, Stanton, MO 63079
573-468-CAVE(3166)
www.americascave.com
Mincke Quarry Cave
Washington University in St. Louis - Tyson Research Center
6750 Tyson Valley Road
Eureka, MO 63025
314-935-8430
www.tyson.wustl.edu/history.php
Onondaga Cave
Onondaga Cave State Park
7556 Hwy. H, Leasburg, MO 65535
573-245-6576 or
573-245-6600 Cave Tours
http://mostateparks.com/park/onondaga-cave-state-park
Ozark Caverns
Lake of the Ozarks State Park
823 Ozark Caverns Rd.
Linn Creek, MO 65052
573-346-2500
http://mostateparks.com/park/lake-ozarks-state-park
Smallin Civil War Cave
3575 North Smallin Road
Ozark, MO 65721
417-551-4545
www.smallincave.com
Talking Rocks Cavern
423 Fairy Cave Lane
Branson West, MO 65737
417-272-3366 or
1-800-600-CAVE(2283)
www.talkingrockscavern.com
Third Rail Cave
Third Rail Bar & Grill
564 E. Osage St., Pacific, MO 63069-1706
636-257-9909
http://www.thirdrailbar.com/