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Mercer Caverns

Sheep Ranch Road, Murphys, CA
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Murphys
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Holland, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

It took us two trips to Murphys before we were able to make it to the cave, but we did not regret it. It has a wonderful history and is beautiful to see. It is a 16 story walk to the bottom of the cave so it is a little work but well worth it.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Visited as a family four. 2 adults and a 6 and 9 yr old. Was a little nervous about the darkness/enclosed area of the caverns for the younger one but she did great. It really is amazing to see and once you get inside you forget that you are underground. It is quite a few stairs but you stop along... More

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Pine Grove, California
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beautiful place to see. Allowed to take pictures. Tour guide, Diane, was very good. Very steep stairs! 16 flights to climb out, but numerous stops so you're not winded. We're seniors, so it wasn't bad. Kids in our group love it too.

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Huntington Beach, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We spent a week in the general area off 108 and found this spot a delightful way to combine kid stuff (the Caverns) with grownup stuff (touring and winetasting in Murphys!) The kids, ages 14, 13, 11 and 8, (plus their parents and grandparents) said it was one of the best things we did over a six day trip. Narrow... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

As others have said, the guides really make this worth visiting. Very narrow passageways and low outcrops require much care. Sufficient time was given to take photos. Very extensive; download the map from their website to truly appreciate.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The caverns were so amazing, I've never seen anything like it. You really can get up close and see the details of the cave, it's so well preserved. Our party of 11 was easily accommodated and it we hardly had to wait (on a Saturday, mind you). Our tour guide Jerry was super funny, knowledgable, and friendly. He had a... More

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Yucca Valley, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

not very big as far as caverns go steep climb and the guide was very knowledgable and answered all our questions, good size for a california cavern

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This was a great stop for us while in Murphy's; we stopped here before having any wine tastings. It's a good thing too, because there are quite a few steps and a few seemingly precarious perches, but WOW what a beautiful experience. It was especially cool to hear the guide tell the stories of how it all came about. I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

it was amazing the incredible scenary under the floor, that you can see in the caves with the natural formations of stalactites and stalagmites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

I can't say enough. This was one of the highlights of our trip. Amazing and interesting. Best tour guide ever! Jerry was funny and so informative. Not a tourist trap...this is the real deal. Great value for the money. Do not wear flip flops!!!

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