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Address: 1325 Cave St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Fun and interesting, you climbdown 300+ stairs to the seacave. And then back up. Quick and interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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West Harrison, Indiana
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West Harrison, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Fun and interesting, you climbdown 300+ stairs to the seacave. And then back up. Quick and interesting.

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Lake Havasu City
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

With a family of 5, including an 11 month old, we were hesitant to take the 145 steps down into the cave. I'm so glad we did. The view from the cave was amazing and the price was well worth it. I highly recommend Sunny Jim's Cave if you are traveling through La Jolla.

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Germantown, Wisconsin
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The cost was only $5 for a 145 step walk down a man made tunnel to look at an inlet through an opening in the cave. It is accessed through the La Jolla Cave Store. After going down you come to a soggy, muddy walkway that leads to the view of the ocean. The climb back up the stairs is... More 

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San Diego, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

You can't get much for $5 in La Jolla so this little attraction is a bargain. $5 for adults and $3 for children. You start your descent into the cave from the cute little old time gift shop. Takes about 5 minutes to get to the opening which has an amazing view of the ocean and shoreline framed by a... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The cave was dug by Chinese workers, and served to smuggle alcohol during the Prohibition. History signs in the store gave more tidbits. The hike down to the cave was great, and the view onto the bay was fun.

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La Jolla, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Since we live up the street, I walked over with my five year old daughter. We had taken her to other underground caves before and was spooked. The $5 entry is well worth it. The walk down is not too challenging and the reward is a nice big open cave with views of the pacific. Great way to see one... More 

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Dublin, OH
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

You enter through a cute little store, can read about the history, descend 10000 stairs (not really, but feels like it) and get a glimpse at a beautiful cave. Well worth it!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you are in the area this is just a fun thing to check out. Kind of typical of a road side attraction. Stairs lead down where there is a cave and look out. You'll often have a fun view of some of the local sea lions.

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Glendale, Arizona
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78 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It was dug to allow for rum running from Mexico at night during prohibition. It is a wonderful cave that overlooks the ocean that took two years by men of Chinese descent. gift shop is a little weird and the owner was not too friendly. worth the hike up and down the stairs.

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have always wanted to see the sea lions and the La Jolla Caves. The last time I was here parkimg was horrible but since it is midweek, we got a great parking spot and we hiked around - its beautiful here. The ocean, the birds and cool rock formations. You can't beat it!

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