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Cave Spring Park is located just outside Van Buren, Missouri on US Highway 60, adjacent to the Eleven Point ranger district of the Mark Twain National Forest. We currently offer a number of exciting activities and attractions including cave tours, zip lines, a museum & nature center, gem panning, a gift shop, a quarry dig (where you can take home real fossils, geodes, & crystals), and RV camping. Park passes are available and include the cave tour, museum/nature center, gem or fossil panning, quarry dig, and a souvenir photo.



Our annual inventory clearance SALE has now begun! All items in the gift shop are 50% off until we close at 5PM Labor Day monday.Lots of unusual gift items,get your Christmas shopping done early!


Summer is winding down, still beautiful weather here. We are open 10AM - 5PM every day thru Labor Day Monday, we close for the winter September 2nd.


It's mid-July and the weather has been beautiful, warm sunny days and cool nights. Perfect for floating the river, riding the ziplines and touring the cave. Make plans to visit us soon in Van Buren, Mo.


You can now access and purchase the photos of your adventure in the park by clicking the "Guest Photo Order" link on the sidebar to the left, just below our Photo Gallery link.


Summer is finally here, it hit 90 degrees today and I'll bet the river felt really good, I know the cave was nice and cool! Our ziplines have been humming and we're ready to entertain you. Come see us soon. We are open 10 AM - 5 PM every day.



2014 got started with a flurry of excitement as two large school field trips hit back to back with 5 more to go, then it's into summer tourist season. We are open 10AM -5PM every day through Labor Day Monday. Reserve early for activities on and around holiday weekends.


We are all excited about the new season at Cave Spring Park. We are already getting reservations from school field trip groups, some with over 100 students, to come explore the cave, see the museum, hit the gem and fossil mine, and do a little panning. We really enjoy those school field trips.

Just a few weeks to go, so we're starting to feel the pressure to get the construction projects done and get ready to open the park for another fun season. We have added new restrooms and the new picnic shelters are complete as well.


Our official opening date will be Friday, May 2 this year. Our field trip calendar for April and May is beginning to be fill up, so schedule your field trip reservations as soon as possible. The new picnic shelters have been completed and are ready for your comfort and convenience this summer.


The construction crew is hard at work making improvements to the park for the 2014 season, including two new picnic shelters and a few exciting new surprises.


We are now closed for the winter. We will be available throughout the fall, winter, and spring for school, church, and scout field trips. Please call us well in advance at (573) 323-4001 to place a reservation. We will re-open on May 2, 2014.


You can now order prints of your photos taken at the park at Photos will be uploaded every 1 to 2 days, and we will still have photo printing options available at the park if you want them right away. Prices are as follows: $3 for 4x6 inch prints, $5 for 5x7 prints, $10 for 8x10 prints, and $14.99 for digital copies. Shipping on prints will be $3.99 per order.