Thursday, July 11, 2013

Smallin Civil War Cave

Just hearing the words "Civil War" puts my brain into snooze mode. I have never been one to take interest in the history of war (domestic or foreign) but caves, on the other hand, are super interesting in my book. As luck would have it the Smallin Civil War Cave is just a few miles from our home in Oz.

Looking out of the cave entrance.

Smallin Cave was home to Osage Indians and was also used for war purposes. It has a really fascinating history  that I'll leave to the tour guides to explain. 

The man on the left is tour guide and owner of the property, Kevin Bright

Tours are given seven days a week and it is a nice way to get out in nature while avoiding the heat and humidity too! 

At the end of the tour you can have your picture taken if you'd like ( I can't recall what the photo cost but it wasn't much).

Leanne and Mark visit Smallin Cave

And no visit to Smallin would be complete without visiting the gift shop/museum. You can pick up some souvenirs and learn a few things while you're at it. 

Historic Artifacts

 Baldknobber mask

Mark is ready to go! 

The mug and magnet we bought to remember the fun we had.

Smallin Civil War Cave is located in Oz near NN HWY and the Finley River. For directions, hours of operation, tour fees and information, etc. visit or give them a call at 417-551-4545.

~ Love & Light ~ 


  1. Hello, almost neighbor! Something as cool as that cave sounds pretty good right now. I love your first photo looking out of the cave--beautiful!