Have you ever thought of exploring a cave with an electric cart tour? Go to the ancient Ozarks and you can find unforgettable rides with electric carts through ancient caves. Golf carts can accommodate two or four passengers and the trail is accessible to guests who can ride in a golf cart. These golf cart tours are ideal for those who want to explore the Ozarks but have mobility challenges.
The electric cart tour is one of the many attractions offered by Big Cedar Lodge – a lodge nestled in the Ozarks of Missouri. The Ozarks are one of the best places in the region for hiking, climbing, and exploring the great outdoors. While the Ozarks may seem humble mountains compared to the mighty Rockies and other ranges, they are still filled with stunning vistas and plenty of amazing caves.
Missouri’s Big Cedar Lodge – Gateway to the Ozarks
Big Cedar Lodge is a secluded paradise of natural beauty that spans 4,600 acres of the Missouri Ozark Mountains. It is located in the scenic Ozarks Heritage Preserve. The rugged landscapes overlook Table Rock Lake and are intended to allow families and others to reconnect with nature and the great outdoors.
- Ground: Over 4,600
- Offers: Accommodation, restaurants, outdoor activities, etc.
Big Cedar Lodge offers two full-service marinas, five golf courses, an activity center, plenty of accommodations, restaurants, fishing, and a variety of outdoor activities. Perhaps their most eye-catching attraction is their electric wagon ride through the beautiful Ozarks.
Next time in Missouri, visit Big Cedar Lodge and experience the rejuvenated tranquility of this part of the Missouri Ozarks.
What to expect on the electric cart tour
Top of the Rock Lost Canyon Cave in Missouri offers a unique 2.5 mile ride with an electric cart along the Lost Canyon Nature Trail in the fascinating Lost Canyon Cave. These electric cart tours are self-guided tours and the ticket includes admission to the Natural History Museum of the Ancient Ozarks.
- Length: 2.5 miles
- Featured attraction: Waterfall from the cave
One of the star attractions of the course in the four-story cave is a cascading waterfall. Visitors can view and marvel at this cave waterfall from viewing balconies on all four levels, as well as a cave bar accessed by a mining-style elevator.
The self-guided tour begins at the Top of the Rock Visitor Center and lasts approximately 40-50 minutes. The driver must be at least 18 years old and the carts can hold up to four people.
- Duration: 40-50minutes
- Age restriction: Must be 18 or older to use card
The Top of the Rock Lost Canyon and Nature Trail was created to showcase the beautiful rock formation, views of Table Rock Lake, and waterfalls.
They are open year round weather permitting, with the trail only closing for lightning and ice. In total, there are nine waterfalls on the Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail and even more around their sprawling property.
- Season: Year-round (weather permitting)
- Necessary time : At least three hours
It is recommended that you allow at least three hours to explore both the Natural History Museum of the Ancient Ozarks and the Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail.
There is another attraction along the trail – the Cathedral of Nature sinkhole. But at the time of writing (July 2022) it is still under construction.
Booking the Top Of The Rock Lost Canyon Electric Cart Tour
It is recommended to make your reservation online to ensure a place and to have the best price. That being said, spontaneous visits are always welcome. Reservations are granted on a first-come, first-served basis for walk-ins. The best time of day to enjoy the attraction is just before sunset.
- Address: 190 Top of the Rock Road, Ridgedale, Missouri, 65739
- Opening days : Open every day
- Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Note that parking is mandatory but not included in the admission ticket – general parking is $10.00 while valet parking is $25.00.
Cave Trail and Natural History Museum of the Ancient Ozarks:
- Adult: $31.25 – $41.50
- Child: $15.75 – $20.00
Natural History Museum of the Ancient Ozarks only:
- Adult: $12.00
- Child: $8.00
Another fun activity to do in the caves of the Ozarks is to spend the night there. Dreams of a luxurious vacation can be lived out at Beckham Creek Cave Lodge in Arkansas.