Did you know that Missouri is known as “The Cave State”? Thousands of caves lay underground making for spectacular places to visit. Some are small and accessible from hiking trails; others are large and open to the public with guided tours. Talking Rocks Cavern is located just west of Branson, Fantastic Caverns is located in Springfield, and visitors can explore Marvel Cave as part of their admission at Silver Dollar City. Caves keep a steady, comfortable temperature, so it is perfect in any weather. Visitors love learning about the history and geology exploring a cave provides.