Caving

Maquoketa Caves State Park

The unique beauty of Maquoketa Caves State Park provides a lovely setting for picnicking and hiking. Hikers can enjoy the scenery along the 6 miles of trails. The trails in the eastern part of the park connect the park facilities and provide access to the caves. Trail highlights ...

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Mystery Cave State Park

Visit Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park to see natural wonders above and below ground. In the summer, beat the heat with a visit below ground. Explore the world of Mystery Cave with its stalactites, stalagmites and underground pools. Park naturalists provide tours of the cave throughout the summer and on ...

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Soudan Underground Mine State Park

A century slips by when you visit this park. Visitors wear hard hats and journey down 2,341 feet via a "cage." On the 27th level, the transportation shifts to a rail car for a ride back into the mine as you listen to the stories of the mining days. ...

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Meramec State Park

The beauty of the Meramec River and its surrounding bluffs, caves, and forests have pleased visitors ever since the park opened in 1927. In 1933, the craftsmen of the Civilian Conservation Corps began blending a variety of visitor facilities into the park's rugged landscape. This popular 6,896-acre park offers ...

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Onondaga Cave State Park

The natural beauty that characterizes Missouri is more than skin deep. Missouri, the Cave State, has more than 5,500 caves, and some of the state's most scenic natural wonders lie beneath the surface -- in caves. One Missouri cave stands out above the rest -- Onondaga Cave in Onondaga ...

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Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

Get away from the bustle of everyday life by seeing some of Missouri's finest karst features such as the rock bridge or by exploring the forests, streams and restored grasslands of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. While walking the half-mile Devil's Icebox Boardwalk, visitors can view the rock bridge, ...

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Lake of the Ozarks State Park

Enjoy the solitude of an undeveloped cove, hidden along the shorelines of one of Missouri's largest lakes, Lake of the Ozarks. The 17,626-acre Lake of the Ozarks State Park offers this opportunity, along with a variety of recreational activities on the lake or on shore. On shore, hikers, backpackers, equestrians ...

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Graham Cave State Park

Nestled in the hills above the Loutre River in Montgomery County, Graham Cave State Park features an unusual sandstone cave that contained evidence that rewrote history books. Once used for shelter, Graham Cave became historically significant when archaeologists discovered how long ago human occupancy had occurred. University of Missouri ...

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Ha Ha Tonka State Park

From dark caves to back-country hiking trails to castle ruins perched on a cliff, Ha Ha Tonka State Park is the ideal place for the adventurous. Ha Ha Tonka is a geological wonderland: sinkholes, caves, a huge natural bridge, soaring bluffs, and Missouri's twelfth largest spring. Fifteen miles of trail ...

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Alabaster Caverns State Park

Alabaster Caverns State Park, located in northwestern Oklahoma, is an exciting retreat for families on recreational road-trips and adventure-seeking cavers alike. The highlight of this 200-acre park is the 3/4-mile cavern formed of alabaster, a rare form of gypsum, making it the largest natural gypsum cave in the world ...

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