Tour around the Meramec Caverns in Stanton, Missouri

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A short tour around the Meramec Caverns in Stanton, MO on Historic Route 66.

Meramec Caverns is an 4.6-mile cavern system in the Ozarks, near Stanton, Missouri, USA. It was formed from the erosion of large limestone deposits over millions of years. Pre-Columbian Native American artifacts have been found in the caverns. Currently the caverns are a tourist attraction, with more than fifty billboards along Interstate 44. It is considered one of the primary attractions along former U.S. Highway 66. Meramec Caverns is the most-visited cave in Missouri the some 150,000 visitors annually. Meramec Caverns is ranked #171 on’s USA Long Cave list.

We stopped off here during our three week tour of Route 66.

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