Discovered in 1862 by a farmer - or more precisely, by his dog, who crawled through an entrance near Springfield, MO. It wasn't until five years later that the first exploration took place . . . when 12 women from Springfield, answering a newspaper ad seeking explorers, ventured into the cave. Their names remain on a cave wall today.
Because the beauty of Fantastic Caverns is vulnerable, the Cave is toured in jeep-drawn trams. Since you ride all of the way through, you experience the magnitude, the stillness, and the splendor of Fantastic Caverns while preserving its natural features.
Enjoy an informative, alluring look at Fantastic Caverns through the following videos.