Visitor Center

at Onondaga Cave State Park

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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. 

exhibits inside the 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

Coordinates

38.061111, -91.226944

Park Hours

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

Onondaga Cave hours

2017 Onondaga Cave tours 

  • Public tours are offered April 14 through Oct. 15 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.
  • School group tours can be scheduled in advance for visits April 7 through Oct. 15.
  • Please call 573-245-6576 for a definitive tour time schedule.

2017 Cathedral Cave tours

  • Cathedral Cave will open for school group tours starting April 14 and public tours starting May 13.
  • Mid-May through mid-October: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m., Sunday
  • Additional tour times of 10 a.m. on Thursday and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday are offered from mid-June through mid-September.
  • 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 - Open based on current staff availability. Please call ahead (573-522-9707) to check the hours.
  • December through February - Closed