Caves and Mines

Mystic Caverns Harrison

Where is it at?

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Mystic Caverns
P.O. Box 1301
Harrison
AR
72601
Tel: 888 743 1739

Directions

Located on Arkansas Scenic 7 Highway eight miles South of Harrison, Arkansas, five miles north of the Buffalo National River, eleven miles north of Jasper, Arkansas. Located just 42 miles south of Branson, Missouri.

Where are we going today?

Come experience a Once-in-a-Lifetime caving adventure through two of Arkansas' most spectacular caves, Mystic Caverns and Crystal Dome Caverns, located in the heart of the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas.

Mystic Cavern is the older of the two caverns that we tour. It has huge breathtaking formations and some interesting history. Crystal Dome Cavern was discovered in 1967. It has a 68'11" high Dome, and it offers the visitor the chance to view a cavern in it's pristine state.

We offer discounts for groups of twelve or more paying people (some restrictions apply). Please call us if you have any questions.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$14.99
  • Children$7.99
  • Free Under: 3 years.
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

9am Monday through Saturday

March 1st through December 31st

I'm Hungry!

We offer snack foods, sodas, and bottled water. We recommend dining at the Cliff House Restaurant overlooking the Arkansas Grand Canyon eighteen miles south of our caverns..

Any Top Tips?

It is always 59 degrees in our caverns, so, if you are cold natured, you might want to bring a light jacket or sweater. Also, all of our walkways inside the caverns are laid rock and sometimes they are wet, so you should wear shoes with non-slip soles..

Can I get one of those?

We offer a well stocked gift and rock shop which also contains a 181 piece Arkansas Mineral Collection!.

What people are saying?

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    Just left from the caverns a few hours ago. Took both tours--the first with Nellie and the second with the owner, Steve. Nellie was incredible. Enthusiastic, knowledgable, easy to get along with and talk to. She showed us the first cave (the one not destroyed by people). It was small--definitely smaller than I was expecting--but beautiful.

    We were in the gift shop for a bit before the first tour and between the two tours. I picked out a number of rock items I wanted to buy (only $20 worth or so) & my partner contemplated quite a few pricier items...Read More

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    Excellent tour. Very nice guide with a great personality!

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    Amazing tour! Came here from San Antonio with 9 in our group and 3 kiddos....guides Dwight and Nellie were so patient and full of information...lots of neat stories. Fantastic opportunity to hear of the creation of God and Hos formations. Highly recommended!

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    Me and my family love this place I really enjoy it and I will recommend it to everybody!!!!

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    I had the pleasure of touring Mystic Caverns during a staff outing with my job. I work in the tourism industry and it is very important to be familiar with our area. The caves are beautiful and the entire staff was welcoming and extremely knowledgeable. The items available in the gift shop are so unique and very affordable; I wanted one of everything. I am planning to go back soon to take my kids. Are there stairs? Yes. Do you have to 'climb' a little? Yes... It's a cave. Mystic Caverns is locally owned and operated, and for that, our community...Read More

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by Heather Joy

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Just left from the caverns a few hours ago. Took both tours--the first with Nellie and the second with the owner, Steve. Nellie was incredible. Enthusiastic, knowledgable, easy to get along with and talk to. She showed us the first cave (the one not destroyed by people). It was small--definitely smaller than I was expecting--but beautiful.

We were in the gift shop for a bit before the first tour and between the two tours. I picked out a number of rock items I wanted to buy (only $20 worth or so) & my partner contemplated quite a few pricier items for his collection ($250-$450, depending on what we decided after the second tour with some time to think).

When we were in the gift shop, I felt that some of the man's (owner--Steve) comments were a bit snarky, but I just took them with a grain of salt and didn't think much of them. He joked for a while as the tour started with him as our tour guide. Some of them were funny and I got a few chuckles from them.

As we got into the cave, he mentioned the age of the caves as a mere thousand years old, but I wasn't really listening too closely and didn't pay it much mind. In one of the rooms, another patron asked him why the other caves in the area were so much older than this one. He replied that it was what he "believed" to be true. He proceeded to state he felt that the earth was made by God in six days, therefore the age of the earth was much younger than widely believed because of his belief in the Creationism Theory. "Yikes!!" I thought. I would have just accepted that as his belief that he was explaining, since the one gentleman DID directly ask the question.... except that he was spouting out the dates as scientific information before it was asked. Clearly not scientific, but his belief. I respect his right to have his beliefs.

Then, metaphorically speaking, "all hell broke loose." As we're standing on the landing to go up the stairs to leave, he began telling us a story. "Something told me to pray for my son one day...." My gut sank. You have got to be kidding me. This guy isn't going to preach to us, is he? YUP!! Trapped below ground, in a cave, on a guided tour that I spent good money to go on---I was CORNERED and made to listen to him preach to me about Jesus. NOT OKAY. Not even a little. You have your beliefs. I respect that more than most people. But do NOT push them on me, especially after I PAID to visit your establishment!!!!!

Remember I said we had been eyeing several hundred dollars worth of merchandise? After that, we were still considering purchasing it---we didn't know at that time that he was the owner. I asked Nellie for the address & phone number for the person in charge so I could complain. That's when I found out he WAS the owner. You'd better believe I wasn't giving that man one more dollar of my money. I was very disappointed to have to say no to my beautiful pieces I had picked out. My partner was very disappointed about his finds, too. There is no way, however, that I will give my money to someone who preaches to people after they are in a trapped space when the lecture is completely unsolicited. Very bad form.

If it were not for that, this would get a much better review. Even if he had those beliefs and kept them to himself, I would have no problem with him or his establishment.

But HOW DARE YOU preach at me your religious beliefs while I am trapped in your cave AFTER I paid you to get in. Harassment in it's finest form. I will also be contacting the BBB regarding this. I was livid.

Let me clarify--I have no problem with people of differing beliefs from me. I have friends who are of all religions and races. I strongly adhere to the "live & let live" mindset. But DO NOT preach at me what you believe. Especially after I've paid you money to be there. Trapped in a cave with you. When I cannot leave.

Do NOT go here unless you are into religious preaching or have the same belief system as him.

Signed,
Highly Offended

by Susan Jenkins

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I had the pleasure of touring Mystic Caverns during a staff outing with my job. I work in the tourism industry and it is very important to be familiar with our area. The caves are beautiful and the entire staff was welcoming and extremely knowledgeable. The items available in the gift shop are so unique and very affordable; I wanted one of everything. I am planning to go back soon to take my kids. Are there stairs? Yes. Do you have to 'climb' a little? Yes... It's a cave. Mystic Caverns is locally owned and operated, and for that, our community takes pride in. Thank you to Steve and everyone at Mystic Caverns for making my adventure into the cave a very memorable and enjoyable one. Bless you all.

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