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  • Stark Caverns

Explore Stark Caverns in the Ozarks of Missouri

Experience a journey through the ages at Stark Caverns in Eldon, MO. Join the hour-long guided walking tour and discover stunning geological formations and Native American artifacts. See the stalagmites, stalactites, and the beautiful fluorescent minerals. Savor breathtaking views of Moonshiner's Dam and the Wishing Well. Walk the caves and see the pools fed by three creeks. We recommend visiting Stark Caverns after a rainfall to experience the true beauty of the cave's waterfalls.


Hours -

Sunday to Thursday 9 AM - 5 PM, Friday and Saturday 9 AM - 6 PM. Tours are one hour.

Prices -

Varies according to the different tours.


  • Fall Festival
  • Beer and Wine Festival
  • Monthly Date Night
  • School Field Trips


  • Adventure
  • Daily Tours
  • Lantern Tour
  • Black Light Tour
  • Gemstone or fossil panning
  • Hiking Trails
  • Escape Room in the Cave
  • Picnic
  • Gift Shop


  • How do you reach Stark Caverns from the Lake of the Ozarks?

    Located in central Missouri, Stark Caverns is a short drive on Highway 54 from the Lake of the Ozarks, only 7 minutes east of Bagnell Dam. Nestled near Osage Beach on the Lake of the Ozarks, Margaritaville Lake Resort puts you within 20.6 miles or 24 minutes from Stark Caverns from our parking area.
  • Is there dining at Stark Caverns?

    Stark Caverns offer snacks and beverages in the Visitor's Center. Items and availability vary throughout the year.

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