Come Inside and Enjoy The Great Outdoors!

Into the shadows we go as we follow along the footsteps of early explorers as they navigated dark, narrow tunnels. This 60-minute guided tour gives you a thrilling in-depth history of Stark Caverns and the Lake of the Ozarks area. Surrounded by darkness, you and your guests will receive a LED lantern to help guide your way in the cavern. Because we practice safe caving techniques, this tour is open to guests 8 years or older. Advanced ticket purchases are required for this adventure. NOTE: This is NOT a halloween themed or haunted tour.


Adults: $26 | Youth (8-11): $13

Seniors: $23 | Military: $23

Group Rates are available at a flat free rate of $280 for parties of 12 or less. Group Reservations must be made by phone or email at least two days in advance. For larger group sizes please contact us for additional options.

Lantern Tour Ticket Policy

TICKETS ARE NOT SHIPPED Event tickets are not shipped. Please bring a valid ID to the event and we will verify your information with the credit/debit card used for purchase. You may bring your confirmation receipt to the event for faster check-in.

TICKET CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Cancellations must be made at least 2 days before the event to receive a full refund. Cancellations two days and less before the event will incur a 50% per ticket/person cancellation fee. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend the tour and failed to notify us in advance.

HOW TO REQUEST A TICKET CANCELLATION & REFUND Cancellations will be accepted in writing only and must be received via email ( by the stated cancellation deadline. All refund requests must be made by the attendee or credit cardholder. Refund requests must include the name of the attendee and/or transaction number. Refunds will be issued back on credit or debit cards.

Lantern Tour Cancellation & Refund Policy

STARK CAVERNS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE/CANCEL REGISTRATIONS. If Stark Caverns refuses a registration, registrants will be offered a refund.

EVENT CANCELLATION. Stark Caverns reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment, inclement weather or other circumstances that would make the event non-viable. If Stark Caverns cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date.

INCLEMENT WEATHER. In the case of inclement weather, Stark Caverns will post a notification on our website and our Facebook page, and send an email to attendees that have provided their email address during online event registration.