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Caverns to Hold Franklin County Day September 14

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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013 7:00 am

Meramec Caverns will celebrate its 80th anniversary and its Franklin County heritage by offering special events and discount admission during Franklin County Day on Saturday, Sept. 14. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Along with birthday cake and ice cream, guests also will receive half-price admission on cave tours, Meramec River boat rides and the thrilling Caveman Zip Line adventure. Complimentary popcorn and soft drinks and live musical entertainment round out the freebies.

A granite memorial to the late Lester and Mary Dill, longtime Franklin County residents and founders of Meramec Caverns, will be unveiled during a special anniversary ceremony.

Entries in the Meramec Caverns 80th Anniversary Photo Contest will be displayed and the winners announced and awarded cash prizes. Photo contest details are available at

For more information, visit or call 636-451-5400.