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Stark Caverns

125 Cave Dr.
Eldon MO 65026
Year-Round, Vary by season. Peak season is daily from 9 to 6, slightly shorter daily hours off-season. Check website for details.
Launch your Lake Adventure by visiting Stark Caverns. Explore amazing geological formations and waterways while also taking a step into the past. Learn about the history of our unique cave in a one-hour guided tour. The cave history includes ancient Native American burials, Bears, Civil War and Moonshiner hideouts.

More of a geologist? After your first tour of the cave, see it again in a brand-new light – blacklight! Our unique Blacklight Tours show-off our cave formations in vibrant new colors and allow guests to flex their science-muscles by learning about fluorescence and UV lights on minerals. These tours often sell out and require an advance reservation. Group rates are available, and we offer a special rate for a Blacklight tour and cave tour package.

Stark Caverns is more than just incredible tours! Challenge your friends and family to participate in the only Cave Escape Room in North America right here at Stark Caverns in partnership with Lake Escape. Our one of a kind cave escape is based on the Grimm Fairy Tales and is both family friendly and wheelchair accessible. Bring your friends and experience something completely new.

Plan your events in the cave or our wonderful event space. Host a meeting, birthday, reunion, wedding or other event and see the cave. We can personalize your experience with a campfire or camp in the cave. Stark Caverns is more than a cave – we’re a gathering place. Plan your visit or event now!
  • Open All Year