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From List of National Natural Landmarks, these are the National Natural Landmarks in Missouri. There are 16 in total.

Name Image Date Location County Ownership Description
1 Big Oak Tree State Park Big Oak Tree State Park Boardwalk.JPG May 1986 East Prairie 36°39′18″N 89°19′42″W / 36.655°N 89.32833°W / 36.655; -89.32833 (Big Oak Tree State Park) Mississippi state A rare untouched wet-mesic bottomland hardwood forest in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain, it is the home of several state and national champion trees
2 Carroll Cave 1977 Camden private Contains a dendritic system of subsurface karst streams and tributaries.
3 Cupola Pond 1974 Ripley federal One of the most ancient sinkhole ponds in the Ozark plateaus. Located in Mark Twain National Forest.
4 Golden Prairie BS pale purple conflower at sunrise 6 Golden Prairie 6-2011.JPG 1975 Golden City 37°21′45″N 94°09′01″W / 37.36261°N 94.15019°W / 37.36261; -94.15019 (Golden Prairie) Barton private An unplowed remnant of the tall grass prairie ecosystem.
5 Grand Gulf State Park Grand Gulf cave 1-02Aug07.jpg June 1971 Thayer 36°31′27″N 91°32′38″W / 36.52427°N 91.54389°W / 36.52427; -91.54389 (Grand Gulf State Park) Oregon state An excellent example of karst topography, this canyon is a collapsed dolomite cave with a 200 feet (61 m) natural bridge. Water in this canyon emerges 9 miles (14 km) away in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.
6 Greer Spring Greer Spring-Oct2013-067.jpg 1980 Oregon private Spring in the Ozarks that discharges into a high quality, cascading stream.
7 Maple Woods Natural Area 1980 Clay state Contains a nearly virgin sugar maple and mockernut hickory forest.
8 Maramec Spring Maramec Iron Works furnace a.jpg October 1971 St. James 37°57′19″N 91°32′11″W / 37.95526°N 91.53632°W / 37.95526; -91.53632 (Maramec Spring) Phelps private A natural spring, the fifth largest in the state. It has a notable trout park and a historic iron works in a privately owned park.
9 Mark Twain and Cameron Caves JesseJamesHideout.jpg 1972 Marion private Exceptionally good examples of the maze type of cavern development.
10 Marvel Cave Marvel Cave.JPG 1972 Stone private Includes one of the greatest dripstone units of all the Ozark caves.
11 Onondaga Cave State Park Onondaga Cave lily pad room by stannate.jpg 1980 Crawford state Contains an unusually large and varied number of speleothems.
12 Pickle Springs 1975 Ste. Genevieve state Contains one of the finest Pleistocene relict habitats in Missouri.
13 Taberville Prairie 1975 St. Clair state One of the largest remaining virgin tall grass prairies.
14 Tucker Prairie 1975 Callaway private A virgin tall grass prairie occurring within the transition zone between the oak-hickory forest and typical tall grass prairie.
15 Tumbling Creek Cave 1980 Taney private Contains the most diverse fauna known for any cave west of the Mississippi River.
16 Wegener Woods 1975 Warren private An essentially virgin oak-hickory-dominated forest in a condition of gradual change to a sugar maple-dominated forest.
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