Bridal Cave

526 Bridal Cave Rd.
Camdenton, MO 65020- Map It
Phone: (573) 346-2676

AAA Editor Notes

Bridal Cave is 2 mi. n. on SR 5, then 1.5 mi. w. on Lake Rd. 5-88. Guided 1-hour tours depart every few minutes and follow concrete walks through the cave, which maintains a constant temperature of 60 F and is known for its massive onyx formations and colorful mineral deposits. The stalactite-adorned Bridal Chapel is a popular site for weddings, with more than 3,600 ceremonies performed. On the grounds are a visitor center, mining sluice, rock shop, observation tower and a boat dock. Visitors may spot such wildlife as the bald eagle, deer, turkeys and red foxes along a half-mile outdoor walking trail offering sweeping views of Thunder Mountain's rock bluffs. Lantern Tours are offered on Saturday nights Memorial Day through Labor Day; reservations are required. Picnicking is permitted.
$18; $9 (ages 5-12). Lantern tour $25.
Hours: Daily 9-6, mid-June to mid-Aug.; 9-5, mid-Mar. to mid-June and mid-Aug. to mid-Oct.; 9-4, rest of year. Lantern tour Sat. at 7, Memorial Day-Labor Day; reservations are required. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.