Current River Cavern
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Current River Cavern


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Cave Tour: $12 per person
(also includes visit to museum & nature center)
Park Pass: $25 per person
(includes cave tour, museum & nature center, gem or fossil panning, quarry dig and a souvenir photograph; $28 to $33 value)

About Current River Cavern:

One of the prettier show caves in Missouri, Current River Cavern, formerly called "Big Spring Onyx Cavern," is exceptionally well decorated with a wide variety of natural cave formations. A year round stream flows through the tour passage beneath the boardwalk and a small waterfall can be seen flowing from a side passage after heavy rains. The temperature inside the cave is a cool 58°F year round, very nice on a hot summer day.

Current River Cavern is the first commercial cave with absolutely no wires for lighting. We use remote controlled, battery powered LED lights that give off a restricted light spectrum and minimal heat so as not to disturb the cave life or promote algae growth which can damage formations.

Tours of Current River Cavern cost $12 per person and are given all day during our hours of operation. The tour lasts 30-40 minutes and includes a visit to the mineral/fossil museum and nature center. There is a flat boardwalk that covers most of the tour section.

The cave is lighted by remote controlled LED lights, but flashlights are available to borrow in the gift shop so you can look around. We allow photography inside the cave so bring your camera! Please, no flash photography of sleeping bats.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
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Is the cave tour guided?
What should I wear?
Do I need a helmet?
Can I bring a flashlight?
Can I take pictures inside the cave?
Can I touch the formations?
How many people can go in one tour?
What if I am claustrophobic?
What if I am afraid of the dark?
Do you give cave tours in bad weather?
How much should I tip my guide?
Will there be bathroom and water breaks during the cave tour?
Do you offer tours of the wild sections of the cave?
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