Talking Rocks Cavern

Useful Information

Location: Branson West, Missouri. 800 m south of junction Hwy 76 and Hwy 13. West of Silver Dollar City and Branson, Missouri.
Open: FEB to DEC daily 9:30-18.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Fee: Adults USD 16.95, Children (4-12) USD 6.95, Children (0-3) free. [2006]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: D=50 min. Also wild cave tours.
Address: Talking Rocks Cavern, HCR 3 Box 3739, 423 Fairy Cave Lane, Branson West, MO 65737, Tel: 1-800-600-CAVE or +1-417-272-3366.
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1896 explored by Truman Powell.
1912 Powell family opened the cave to the public.


The main chamber of Talking Rocks Cavern is more than 30 m high and 180m long, a winding passage filled with numerous speleothems. One extraordinary 30 m high pillar is called Powells Column after the explorer of the cave Truman Powell. He tried to mine marble at the cave, but instead he mined the guano. A few years later, the Powell family opened the cave, which was called Fairy Cave at this time, to the public.