Tickets are valid any day of travel. One hour guided tours depart frequently all day.Close
An exciting family adventure open year-round in Branson West, Missouri, Talking Rocks Cavern is ideal for adventurers who long to explore. This pleasantly cool wonder of nature is set at a comfortable 62 degrees all year long, and features educational tours of the breathtaking vertical caves, a SpeleoBox crawl maze, nature trails, a lookout tower, picnic areas, gemstone mining, and more.
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Cave is kinda small but the guide was very informative about the cave , its about 200 ft down . not very big , very vertical like cave going down, would recommend trying to find a coupon or not going going with a big group , steps are step and narrow . our group was small , Like the tour , it was OK , Of all caves Ive been in this is the smallest.
The cave tour was great. We had an excellent tour guide who was very informative, friendly, and knowledgeable. Also some hiking trails available.
If you have visited other caves, you will probably not be overly impressed with this one. The tour does not take long since the cave is not that big. Guide seemed well informed and it was fun, but honestly, not that much to see. The whole thing is very Branson-y homegrown-y cutesy. If you use a coupon you will feel better about the expense, otherwise you might regret it.
The tour guide was a hoot and informative of the caverns and the history. We enjoyed the box adventure prior to the tour. Highly recommend a visit to see the beautiful formations and trail.
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How often do tours depart?
They depart about every hour.
How long is the tour?
Each guided tour is an hour long.
What is the temperature in the cavern?
It is a comfortable 62 degrees of cave air.
Can I bring my camera?
What is included in my admission ticket?
It includes a guided admission into the cavern, SpeleoBox Maze, the Nature trail and lookout tower.
How long are the nature trails?
The Springhouse Trail” is .2 miles in length and takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. The Stone Pancakes” is .4 miles in length and takes approximately 20-25 minutes to complete. The “Lookout Tower” trail is another of the moderately difficult trails. It is .5 miles in length and takes about 30 minutes to complete. Your destination on this trail will take you to the 40 foot Lookout Tower. Be sure and climb to the top for a one of a kind view before you head back to the cave. The most difficult of the 4 trails is known as “The Waterfalls”. This trail is .8 miles long and takes 45 minutes to complete. Although this is the longest of our 4 trails it provides you with a visit to Lookout Tower and then down by the waterfalls.
What is Gem Mining?
You have a choice of 3 sizes of gem bags: Small bag-$5.99; Large bag-$8.99 and Emerald bag-$10.99. Should you choose the small or large bag you are guaranteed to find any one of a variety of semi-precious gems. If your choice is the Emerald Bag then your treasure will definitely include a piece of emerald. Upon purchase of your gem bag you will be given a Gem Identification Card to help you identify the type of gemstone you discover. Now you will proceed out to the sluicing troughs. Empty some of your mining rough into a screened sluice box, dip the box in the water and mine those gems! Remember sluicing is fun no matter what age you are.
Is the Mini Golf included in my admission ticket?
No, this costs extra. The Mini Golf tickets can only be purchased at the Cavern.