The spring’s average daily flow is 37 million gallons, with water temperatures ranging from the upper 40s in winter to the low 60s in summer and fall. Smallin Civil War Cave, 15 miles south of Springfield, was the first documented cave in the Ozarks. For a real adventure, Smallin Cave offers off-the-beaten-path wild cave tours, by reservation. More than 2,200 couples from around the world have exchanged their wedding vows in this stalactite-adorned, natural chapel (advanced planning is required). The cave, four miles north of Camdenton, is reachable by road and by water at the Lake of the Ozarks.
This fact lends credence to the suspicion of a beer cave at that spot, which lends the mysterious cave its name.The contractor then struck rock which led to the unearthing of a cave 100 feet long, 18 feet wide and 15 feet high.The cavern was half-filled with water and dirt except for a few large pieces of browned and rotted wood which floated about in the stagnant pool.It is the deepest show cave in Missouri and has the largest tour-cave entrance room (the Cathedral Room) in the U. In addition to the traditional guided tours, lantern tours into other regions of the cave are offered for a fee, by reservation.Read this Visit MO article to learn more: Marvel Cave is Truly a Unique Experience.