It's around a half-hour drive outside of Branson to get to Talking Rocks Cavern, but you don't have to worry too much about getting lost. There are lots of signs along the way, mostly featuring a very happy lizard (probably a salamander, since they have those in caves) with a camera. The route goes right past Silver Dollar City, the large theme park outside of Branson, so you can zoom past the long lines of cars waiting to enter there and feel good about your choice of destination.
|The outdoor Speleo Box.|
|My niece Frances, on her way out of the Speleo Box.|
|The "angel" formation in the cave...from the right angle it looks like a tall thin person with wings.|
|More cave formations.|
|Our family at the bottom of the cave.|
|View from the lookout tour on the nature trail.|