Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park

Camdenton, MO

Where are we going?

Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park
Lake Rd 5-88
MO 65020

573 346-2676

What is there to do?

It may be called Bridal Cave because of the folklore that Osage Native American Indians discovered the beauty of the caves, and held a wedding ceremony there in the early 1880s, but it's also a natural wonder of the world that offer guided tours for families to visit and enjoy!

Bridal Cave was discovered at a time when the pioneering settlers were looking for wonder, and flocked to the cave until 1948 when it was protected. Further explorations uncovered amazing chambers, with crystal clear waters, now known as Mystery Lake.

Over two years, passageways were uncovered, and now you can experience wonders that only a handful in the entire world have seen!

The guided tours are the way to see the caves, They leave every few minutes and all last around an hour. These tours on concrete pathways are always in the 60F environment - so you always know what kind of weather you'll be getting!

The interpreters will answer all your questions, and will take you on a journey of incredible mineral deposits and rock formations. Giant columns, draperies, delicate soda straws, are all abound through the cave.

Bridal Cave also has more onyx formations than any other known cave or cavern - pretty impressive!

An underground adventure that you will never forget in Missouri! Who knew that family adventure didn't have to always be ABOVE ground!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $16

Children: $8 (ages 5 to 12)


Need a little extra help?

Give them a call if you have special needs to see how they can accommodate and assist you!


When can we go?

9am open. Last tour ranges from 4pm to 6pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and New Years Day


Any top tips?

They have fun events like Back to School kids under 12 years FREE on certain days!

I’m Hungry!

There is a snack center where you can pick up some food and drink for you and the family after your adventure

Healthy Eating

There are picnic areas if you want to bring your own healthy lunch and bottled water and enjoy it under the sun! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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