Guided Tours

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Alley Mill: You can visit the historic Alley Mill anytime, the grounds are always open. The building itself is open everyday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., during the summer months starting Memorial Day Weekend. Tours by request. Free.

Campfire Programs: Rangers present slide shows on a variety of fascinating subjects involving the nature and history of the Ozarks. They are held each Friday and Saturday (from Memorial Day through Labor Day only) at 8:30 pm in the amphitheaters at Alley Spring and Big Spring campgrounds. Free.

Round Spring Cave: Let park rangers take you on an adventure to the wonders below your feet! Cave tours are held from Memorial Day through Labor Day at 10:00 am, Noon and 2:00 pm.Tickets are $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for children under 12, and go on sale 30 minutes before each tour (Cash Only). Schools should call 573-323-8093 to arrange educational tours. PLEASE do not bring any clothing, equipment, lights or anything else that has ever been in another cave into Round Spring Cave. This is to help control the spread of White Nose Syndrome, a fatal disease of bats.

Junior Ranger Program: ask a ranger or campground host for a free Junior Ranger book. Complete the self-paced activities and turn it in at a Campfire Program, the Alley Mill or Big Spring and get the Official Junior Ranger badge you've earned!
Call 573-323-4236 for more information.

Last updated: January 12, 2018

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Van Buren, MO 63965


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