Visitor Center

at Meramec State Park

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At the visitor center, you will find park literature, exhibits and a slide show to obtain an overview of the park's natural, cultural and recreational resources. Many of the center's exhibits focus on the Meramec River, which contains the greatest variety of aquatic life in Missouri. These exhibits include a 3,500-gallon aquarium, a life-size riverbank diorama and a complete collection of the river's unique, rare and endangered mussels. 

exterior of the visitor center exhibits inside the visitor center

 

Hours

April through October (on-season)
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily

November through March (off-season)

  • November
    10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday; closed Monday through Thursday

  • December through February
    Closed

  • March
    10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday; closed Monday through Thursday

Coordinates

38.206690, -91.103022

Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

Park Grounds

  • April through October
    7 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily
  • November through March
    7 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily

The park gate opens and closes at these times.

Fisher Cave hours

July-August: Cave tours will be offered seven days a week at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Sept. 4-6 (Labor Day Weekend): 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Sept. 11-12: 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

Closed for regular cave tours Sept. 16-May 14, but educational group tours will be available through Oct. 15.

Park Office hours

  • April through October
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • November through March
    8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
     

Visitor Center hours

April through October (on-season)
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily

November through March (off-season)

  • November
    10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday; closed Monday through Thursday

  • December through February
    Closed

  • March
    10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday; closed Monday through Thursday