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

Temporary Hours Sept. 16, 2022, through Oct. 31, 2022
  • 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday
Regular Hours

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

November through March (off-season)
Closed

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

Educational Cave Tours:

  • Available April 25 through Oct. 15

Regular Cave Tours:

  • May 21-22: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • May 28-30 (Memorial Day Weekend): 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • June-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. 3-5 (Labor Day Weekend): 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Sept. 10-11: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Closed to regular cave tours Sept 12-May 15

Tours can be reserved online on our reservation website or by visiting the park. For more information, contact the park at 573-468-6072.

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

Temporary Hours Sept. 16, 2022, through Oct. 31, 2022
  • 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday
Regular Hours

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

November through March (off-season)
Closed