About Us - Talking Rocks Cavern

Since the early 1920’s exploring caves was one of the earliest forms of tourism here in the Ozarks. It is still one of the most exciting adventures to be experienced even today. Talking Rocks Cavern is the perfect destination for kids of all ages to experience the fun of playing explorer. This incredible wonder of nature, once called “Missouri’s Most Beautiful Cave” provides a different tempo from that of the usual shows and roller coasters. Talking Rocks Cavern and its beautiful landscape of glistening crystals provide the backdrop for an incredible adventure that the family will remember for a lifetime.
Talking Rocks Cavern was first named “Fairy Cave” by the early cave developer, Truman Powell, after he first explored the cave. His comment was that it looked like “a subterranean fairy land”. The caves name was changed to Talking Rocks Cavern in 1969 when Silver Dollar City purchased the cave. They chose to change the name based on a quote from Waldo Powell, son of Truman Powell. Waldo would spend a lot of time looking at the rocks and mineral deposits in the cave, and noted that the physical evidence in the cave would tell him a story about how it formed…thus, it was inspiration for the new name “Talking Rocks Cavern.”

Talking Rocks Cavern is open year round. The gift shop opens daily at 9:30 a.m. Talking Rocks Cavern is vertical in nature, and has concrete handrails and steps throughout the cave. People of all ages go into our cave on a regular basis where they can enjoy the comfortable 62 degree cave air.
The hour long tour of Talking Rocks Cavern is what we refer to as “edutainment.” By this, I mean that we focus on education, as well as entertainment. It is educational in nature, as you will learn about the caves discovery and related history, as well as learn about the mineral deposits and other geological information while on your tour. The tour is also entertaining. Our cave guides are ready to answer questions that you may have, and can find answers to those questions that they may not already know.

We have a SpeleoBox crawl maze, nature trails, lookout tower, and picnic areas that are free to our guests. We offer Gemstone mining (aka: sluicing); just purchase a bag of gemstone mix, mine this in our sluice operation, and keep all the gemstones you find!
*Tickets are valid any day of travel. One hour guided tours depart frequently all day.
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