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Mercer Caverns

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Address: Sheep Ranch Road, Murphys, CA
Phone Number: 209-728-2101
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Interesting Cavern

Don't let the 16 stories up and down keep you from going. The stairs are spaced out with nice breaks though out even though they are steep. Very beautiful formations.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Edgewood
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Don't let the 16 stories up and down keep you from going. The stairs are spaced out with nice breaks though out even though they are steep. Very beautiful formations.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My husband and daughter enjoyed the walking tour. However, five people on our tour (including me) could not go down the metal spiral stair case to the bottom. I wish the staff would let customers know about this ( perhaps a picture or two) prior to paying for a tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The tour lasted 45 minutes. The cave was a nice place to be on a hot summer day because it was so cool inside. Our tour guide was very friendly to everyone. There were a lot of steps, but even the children in the group were able to keep up.

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Sonora, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a great thing to do on a hot OR cold day as the temperature is an even 55 or so inside the caverns. I took my 13 yr old grandson, and we both loved it. In the summer it is busy and there is a wait, but usually not too bad - we got there early to beat... More 

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San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were staying in Arnold with friends (two children under five, two adults early thirties and four 55+ adults). Six of us decided to go to the caves for a visit; including the youngest of the 55+ crowd. We started the little ones out with sifting for rocks in the "water chute" in the outside area before the tour; it... More 

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delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Took the 3pm tour with Elise. Our group not too large which made it nice. Tour guide, Elise, was exceptional..lots of knowledge, funny, all enjoyed the tour for sure. Was amazing and beautiful down in the cave. Our tour lasted almost an hour but the time went by so fast. Though there are 440 total steps and you go down... More 

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Took the granddaughters here while staying at Calaveras Big Tree SP. The caverns are amazing, the colors, the depth (deepest we've been in) & stalagmites, etc are awesome. The stairs are tight & steep but I was still able to negotiate the hike despite back issues. The staff was informative & friendly. Worth the time to visit.

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Jackson, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

So amazingly old and beautiful! Don't let the 16 story climb freak you out - it's a slow and easy pace with lots of resting on the way. Highly recommended! !

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Reno
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It's a good tour and worth the price. We had a reservation for the 12:30 tour. We arrived in plenty of time (12:13) to take the tour, However the manager put a group ahead of us. We had to wait for the next tour.

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Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I visited Mercer Caverns on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. I don't remember how many people were on our actual tour, but it was too many to fit where we needed to go. Our guide was very exuberant and knew plenty of details about the cavern, and because we stopped frequently the number of stairs did not feel overwhelming. The... More 

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