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California Caverns

9 mi east of San Andreas on Mountain Ranch Rd., Angels Camp, CA
209/736-2708
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Angels Camp
Type: Geologic Formations
Most recent review
- Jun 24, 2014
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Millbrae, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We learned so much from our guide Benjamin on a late Friday afternoon tour. He wad so knowledgeable and friendly and really went the extra mile to point out all the amazing things to see underground. Not sure who had a better time, the kids or the parents! We are already talking about going back to do the longer adventure... More

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Fairfield, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This review will focus primarily on the "Middle Earth Expedition." (The Caverns also offer a much shorter walking tour.) First of all, the company does a good job of describing this outing on their website. They provide all the information that you will need to make a decision about whether this is for you or not, what you should bring... More

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Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Cave is fairly level, not many stairs. some tight spots but I was able to maneuver and I am a big guy. Recommended

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Calaveras County, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Very interesting caverns and off the beaten track. The pleasant, scenic drive to get there is half the fun. Well run tours that are very informative, entertaining and educational. Nice grounds too for relaxing.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I thought the tour guide Christine was awesome..She offered to take pics for me and volunteered herself many times and told me where to stand..She was cheerful all the way and was very friendly..

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Fairfax, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Our group of 6 boys and 2 adults signed up for the Mammoth Cave Expedition. I wimped out and took the regular tour. The boys spent about 45 minutes getting changed into their coveralls and knee pads and getting briefed on what to expect. The boys were 11 and 12 years old. They LOVED their tour and had no problems... More

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Sonora, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

The caverns have to be experienced. the are full of beauty and it is so interesting to see how everything is so different when looking around.

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Oakdale, California, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I have now been to all 4 of the major caverns of the Sierras in Northern California - Moaning, Mercer, California, and Black Chasm. California Cavern was disappointing because many of stalactites were broken off a long time ago. It does have the best Crystal Shop though. Last time I was there in about 2006 I never saw more big... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012 via mobile

I have been to all the caves and this one take the prize! Has quite a few chambers, the most in the entire county and very informative and funny staff. You will get history AND comedy involved in this tour. This is must for anyone interested in caving. They also have some fun looking excursions that I would like to... More

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Stockton, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We were coming down from our trip in the snow in Sno Park, a good 2 and a half hours drive from the San Joaquin Valley. This is up on the mountains taking 88 to 49 and ending up in Sno Park, a beautiful forested area with a frozen lake during the dead of winter and a great place to... More

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