Riverbluff Cave is officially named a historic site!
Riverbluff Cave is a paleontological cave filled with stalactites, stalagmites, and columns.
According to Riverbluff Cave’s website, “Riverbluff Cave was discovered accidentally on September 11, 2001, while the county was blasting for a new road on the outskirts of Springfield, MO. In order to protect the pristine, untouched condition of the cave, the county covered the entrance and created an air-tight locked door and passageway system to guard against intruder.” Although the cave was only discovered in 2001, reports state it dates back at least a million years!
The cave is not open to the public.
There is a museum open to the public. The Museum features “a wide collection of prehistoric creatures, both large and small. The Museum hosts a wide range of artifacts and specimens, from dinosaurs to colonies of fossilized bacteria.” The Museum is open FREE and open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and closed Sunday.
The Riverbluff Cave and The Museum are located at 2327 W. Farm Road 190, Springfield, MO.
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