Talking Rocks Cavern offers professionally guided, 1 hour walking tours of a vertical cave profusely decorated with beautiful mineral deposits. Tour cost is $17.95 (ages 13 and up), $9.95 (ages 4-12), children 3 and under are free.
Talking Rocks Cavern is located amid a 400-acre nature preserve. A nature trail, scenic observation tower, picnic areas, and outdoor and indoor SpeleoBox crawl mazes, and a NEW kids play area are free to our guests. In addition, we have gemstone panning, a large, unique rock and gift shop, and Cave Country Mini-Golf (golf is discounted with a purchase of cave tickets).
Our unique 4000 square foot gift shop has a large variety of rocks, minerals and fossils. Our fossils include trilobites, fish, sharks teeth, and ammonites. Other home décor items include a wide array of tea light candle holders, Himalayan salt lamps, and Himalayan salt bowls. We feature a large assortment of quality plush animals, t-shirts, souvenirs of the cave, as well as snack items.
We offer a science program geared for school aged children called SpeleoLab. SpeleoLab is a hands-on learning experience for school and other education-oriented groups (Scouts, etc.). Students play the role of scientists conducting research “above” and “below” ground (artificial cave). The class demonstrates several aspects of cave science, with an emphasis on biology, geology, and hydrology. The student scientists’ work together to solve an environmental problem that is occurring in a small community. A tour of Talking Rocks Cavern is included with this program. Visit our group page at http://www.talkingrockscavern.com/Groups for further information.
Talking Rocks Cavern is open daily, year round, except Thanksgiving and Christmas Days. Feb - May 9:30 to 5:00, June - August 9am to 6 pm, Sept - Dec 9:30 to 5:00. January weekends 9:30- 4:00, weekdays Noon to 4 pm.
We are located just 5 minutes west of Silver Dollar City, approximately 15 minutes west of Branson. From Branson, travel Highway 76 into Branson West. At the first light turn left onto Business Hwy. 13. Go about ½ mile and turn left onto Talking Rocks Road. Fairy Cave Lane will be about ½ mile on the right. From the north or south, you must exit from Hwy. 13 on to Business Hwy. 13 to get into Branson West (refer to the map).