“Local” Attractions

Cosmic Cavern, Berryville, AR

Cosmic Cavern in Berryville, Arkansas is one of the states’ most beautiful natural attractions! When you are in Northwest Arkansas or the Berryville area and are looking for “things to do” or “attractions” Cosmic Cavern is a “must see” destination. We are easy to find, right between Eureka Springs, Arkansas and Branson, Missouri. Cosmic Cavern is Arkansas’s largest privately owned show cave.

Fantastic Caverns, Springfield

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. Wise stewardship preserves this natural wonder for your children and grandchildren for decades to come.

Lost Canyon Cave & Nature Trail, Ridgedale

Hop aboard an electric cart for an exhilarating two-and-a-half mile nature trail journey, which overlooks Table Rock Lake.

Marvel Cave, Branson (Silver Dollar City)

Silver Dollar City theme park evolved around the entrance to one of nature’s greatest wonders, Marvel Cave. In 1894, Canadian entrepreneur William Henry Lynch and his two daughters, Miriam and Genevieve, opened the cave as an Ozarks tourist attraction. For more than 50 years, Marvel Cave operated as a tourist show cave. In 1950, Hugo Herschend, a Danish immigrant from Chicago, his wife Mary and sons Jack and Peter, leased the cave. By 1960, the Herschends introduced their 1880s Ozark Mountain Village, Silver Dollar City theme park. The theme park was literally built around the entrance to Marvel Cave, upon the foundations of a genuine 1800s mining town – Marmaros.

Missouri Institute of Natural Science, Springfield

The Missouri Institute of Natural Science Musem houses hundreds of animal, plant, and mineral specimens. With free admission and a chance to come face-to-face with a triceratops, you have every reason to visit and no reason not to.

Smallin Civil War Cave, Ozark

Experience the History and Beauty of the Ozarks.

Talking Rocks Cavern, Branson West

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.