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Boyden Cavern

74101 E Kings Canyon Rd, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633
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Type: Caverns/ Caves
Owner description: A 45-minute guided tour takes you into a wondrous world deep beneath the 2,000-foot high marble walls of the famous Kings Gate. Massive stalagmites,... more » Owner description: A 45-minute guided tour takes you into a wondrous world deep beneath the 2,000-foot high marble walls of the famous Kings Gate. Massive stalagmites, delicate stalactites and splendid arrays of crystalline formations are a visual treat. Boyden Cavern is in the deepest canyon in the United States. Open May - October. « less
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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to Boyden Cavern. However, we had a 14 year old trainee give our tour and felt like he was not prepared and left out lots of information. Others coming from a previous tour with a different guide raved about the guide they had. Also had the last tour of the day and the shop was... More

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Cross Plains, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We did the "full gold" canyoneering trip and it took all day. we did 5 rapels and lots of swimming and rock scrambling. There were 3 guides on our trip and they all were friendly, patient and helpful. This all day trip is worth your time and effort if you are staying in Kings Canyon and Sequioa National Park. We... More

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San Diego
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We were actually doing the canyoneering tour with Boyden and decided to swing in to see the cave after we got done. Tours only go on the hour so we ended up waiting for a while - luckily they have some nice shaded tables by the river to wait on. The tour is just ok - some interesting information. I... More

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Sunnyvale, Ca
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

750 FT adventure into the side of a mountain. Beautiful stalagtites and stalagmites. Very cool. Hadley, our 15-year-old guide, pointed out all the interesting features of the cave and told us the incredible story of a guy J. C. Boyden who discovered the cavern and took up residence there for several years. Absolutely a must see when you visit Kings... More

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Harpswell, Maine
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53 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Although there is a path through and lights it is not a show stopper like some other caves. That being said it is a nice introduction to the reality of a cave and there are a variety of formations

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Wilmington, DE
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Didn't do the cave tour but did stop here to view the beautiful river that runs right next to the parking lot. Great place to take a bathroom break and enjoy the view!

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Sonora, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We arrived in late September, not a sole in Park but Boyden Cavern was open. What a great time we had, the guide was informative, friendly and had all sorts of information we did not know about the parks. For example Kings Canon is the deepest river carved canyon in the country, at 8000' deep. Also the cave itself is... More

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Fresno, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

It's a little bit of a short but steep hike up to the cavern entrance. My 2 year old was able to do it with my assistance. The kids loved hearing about the history of the cavern and seeing the formations. The temperature inside is just right. We were wearing jackets before entering the cave and had to take them... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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347 reviews 347 reviews
153 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Boyden Cavern is located on the floor of Kings Canyon about halfway between Grants Grove and Cedar Grove (right next to the Kings River). It is directly off the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway road so it is very easy to find. This cave is easier to visit than the Crystal Cave in Sequoia National Park as it is right off... More

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

First off, that staff is very friendly and helpful. Our guide went above and beyond to make sure everyone enjoyed the tour. We took some visitors from Europe and they really enjoyed the tour and the pet spider in the gift shop. I highley recommend visiting this natural wonder.

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