Field Trip Activities for School Groups & Scouts

Smallin Civil War Cave offers school and scout field trips for groups of 20 or more
starting at just $5 for a cave tour!

Gemstone Panning

Mine for gems or fossils at Smallin Cave's visitor center. Students are guaranteed to find treasure and may take home what they find!

For groups of 20 or more:
$1 Gemstone Panning
$2 Fossil panning

Nature Trail

Schedule a 30 - minute guided nature walk through the beautiful forest above the cave! Your students will learn about the specific trees and plants that grow there, and how the Osage tribe utilized the natural resources for their own use. Students love the shady, fragrant cedar glade, and they often spot forest creatures along the way!

For groups of 20 or more:
$1 per student

Crawl Fort

Crawl through 55 feet of passageways that simulates a "spelunking" experience. Just be sure to watch your head!



Set aside time for a 30-minute hands-on classroom before a tour of Smallin Cave. Students will get a general overview of the science of caves before their adventure!

For groups of 20 or more: $2 per student