Explore the caves at this awe-inspiring national natural landmark.
Onondaga Cave State Park is located southwest of St. Louis, off of Interstate 44. It is a neat place to visit if you enjoy touring caves. There are several types of caves, the ones you see here are known as solution caves, which contain limestone and dolomite rock. Several creatures live in the cave, including the occasional family of nesting owls, beavers who take shelter in the winter, and various salamanders, snails, centipedes, bats, frogs, and troglobites. Visitors can take tours of the cave Thursday through Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm.
Hiking trails to explore above ground include the amphitheater, deer run, Vilander bluff, blue heron, and oak ridge trail. Keep an eye out for birds as you hike around. There are various species to see, such as geese, ducks, killdeer, finches, robins, egrets, sparrows, woodpeckers, and more. If you want to extend your stay, consider planning a camping trip to Onondaga Cave State Park. Campsites can be booked online up to 12 months in advance. The campground also features a playground and amphitheater. Enjoy a trip to Missouri's Onondaga Cave State Park with your friends and family.