Visitor Center

at Onondaga Cave State Park

View displays and exhibits in the visitor center that showcase Missouri as a Cave State, interpreting the significance of caves to both the natural history and cultural history of Missouri, and explaining the significance of Onondaga Cave. 

Hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

  • March - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday
  • April through October - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • November through February - Closed

Coordinates

38.061111, -91.226944

Park Hours

The park is open year-round for camping and day use.

Onondaga Cave hours

Onondaga Cave tours 

  • Tours are offered April 12 through Oct. 19 at scheduled times throughout the day, depending on the season and available staffing. 
  • At a minimum, tours are offered every two hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As the season progresses, scheduled tours increase to mostly every 45 minutes during the week and every half hour on the weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
  • Please call 573-245-6576 for a definitive tour time schedule.

Cathedral Cave tours

  • Cathedral Cave will open for school group tours starting April 13 and public tours starting May 15.
  • May 15-24 and Sept. 1 - Oct. 19 - 1 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m., Sunday
  • Memorial Day through Labor Day - 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m., Sunday
  • Pay your tour fee at the visitor center; tour meets at the woodlot in the campground.
  • Tours may be available by special arrangement.  Please call 573-522-3760 to speak to the park naturalist for more information.
  • Click here for more information and the tour fees for Cathedral Cave.

Visitor Center hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

  • March - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday
  • April through October - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • November through February - Closed

Store hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

  • March - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday
  • April through October - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • November through February - Closed