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Hike, historical program and World Bird Sanctuary program also planned

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, OCT. 16, 2022 – Team members from Missouri State Parks invite the public to attend informational meetings throughout the state to provide their input and comments and to ask questions about the park and its operations. Graham Cave State Park will hold an informational open house from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30.

The same day, visitors can see the bicentennial quilt on display from 9 a.m. to noon and from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The Raptors in the Park program will start at 10 a.m. This program, a partnership with World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis, features live birds of prey on display and presentations highlighting the importance of these birds in our environment. Guests are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the program, which will presented on the grass in front of Graham Cave. The program highlights how raptors differ from other birds, where they live, how they hunt, their role in nature and much more. For the safety of the raptors, no pets will be permitted at the program.

Following the open house, a guided hike and historical program will leave from the visitor center at 2:30 p.m. The cave is accessible from the Lower Picnic Area via the paved Graham Cave Trail. Participants are encouraged to bring water and use insect repellent.

Input from the public is important to Missouri State Parks. These informational meetings are being held virtually or in person in all state parks and historic sites to help create two-way communication with the public. The meetings will inform the public on the current status and future plans for the park or historic site and offer visitors the opportunity to comment on the facilities. For a list of scheduled informational meetings, visit

Graham Cave State Park is located at 217 Highway TT, two miles west of Danville. For more information, contact the park at 573-564-3476.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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