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Marriott International

December 19, 2013 12:36 ET

Don't Limit Yourself to Sights Above Ground, a Whole World Waits Beneath Branson

BRANSON, MO--(Marketwired - Dec 19, 2013) - Hotels worth their salt, like Marriott, can point you to the best places for spelunking while you're visiting the Ozarks. Start with this great resource infographic by Marriott, and you'll be ready to explore the treasures beneath Branson.

Missouri has 6,000 caves filled with otherworldly crystalline formations, fascinating creatures and geological history. Explore any one of the following five caves while visiting Branson and you'll have a vacation you'll never forget:

  • Marvel Cave is a mere 20 minutes from Branson and lives up to its name in a big way. Discovered and opened for tours in 1894, this is one of the deepest, most impressive caves in Missouri.
  • Don't miss a chance to see the spectacular formations in Talking Rocks Cavern, about 30 minutes west of Branson. If you dare to delve deep into the cave, you may hear the strange sounds that gave the cavern its name.
  • Forty minutes from Branson, Cosmic Cavern, with two bottomless cave lakes (complete with a school of trout), is one of the longest soda-straw formations in Missouri.
  • Smallin Cave, also about 40 minutes from Branson, was the first documented cave in the Ozarks when Henry Rowe Schoolcraft recorded exploring it in 1818.
  • The only ride-through cave in America, Fantastic Caverns, is 60 minutes north of Branson. Tours are offered in jeep-drawn trams, which allow visitors to experience the beauty of the caves while protecting the fragile environment.

All five of Marriott's Branson hotels offer a perfect basecamp for exploring the beautiful underworld of the Ozarks. You'll find superb service, spacious rooms and great amenities in all of our hotels. And our new infographic will help you map out the perfect cave vacation.

Infographic URLs
Discover Branson Caves

Smallin Cave Smallin Civil War Cave

Talking Rocks Cavern Talking Rocks Cavern

Cosmic Cavern Welcome to Cosmic Cavern

Fantastic Caverns Fantastic Caverns, America's Only Ride Thru Cave

Missouri CVB Southwest Caves and Caverns

Cave of the Winds Geological History A Colorado Wonder Millions of Years in the Making

Smoke Hole Caverns & Log Cabin Resort Cave Science: A Cave or a Cavern

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