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Mercer Caverns

Sheep Ranch Road, Murphys, CA
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Murphys
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Berkeley, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Jerry the tour guide was great. He told jokes, stories, and the history of the cave the whole way and kept us so amused that we hardly noticed the 16 flights of stairs.

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Livermore, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We toured the Mercer caverns with our family of 4 (kids ages 9 and 7). The tour guide was a lot of fun, pointing out all the different things in the cavern in an entertaining way. There were lots of steps going down and up 16 stories, but there were frequent breaks at the platforms where the tour guide talked,... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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116 reviews 116 reviews
27 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We had a family party of ten and the tour guide was very pleasant and helpful. The caverns are beautiful and well worth a visit. The teenagers were happy and so were the younger kids. A great budget family event.

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San Francisco
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Really enjoyed our tour. The guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic.The entire facility was very well maintained and attractive. There were many steps (440 down and up) , but the guide stopped the group at several platforms to talk and allow the group to rest. The handrails were very helpful for negotiating the stairs. I didn't have any trouble. (57 year... More

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Gilroy, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Six of us signed up for the guided tour of the Mercer caves. Everyone had a great time. The tour was very educational and the guide was quite knowledgable and very entertaining. He kept it light and funny. Walking down 16 stories of steps was physically challenging but there were sufficient breaks so you could recover from the climb out.... More

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Reno
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Mercer Caverns is less than a half mile from downtown Murphys, but unless you are in super shape I strongly advise you not to walk it. Sheep Ranch road starts out with a mild upgrade but about halfway there it turns into a VERY steep downhill. Which means a VERY steep uphill after climbing down and up the Mercer Cavern... More

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Lets start by saying the little town of Murphys California is gorgeous. I love that small town feel. We were staying in Yosemite and set out to do a trifecta of caverns. Mercer was number 2 on the list. My wife and I seek out caves and caverns when ever we travel. Mercer cavern did not disappoint at all. Our... More

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Eufaula
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

The Mercer Caverns are simply amazing. There are many stairs going down and up and sometimes slippery,but easy to walk as there are several stops along the way This is an adventure you don't want to miss. Our tour guide was great and very informative. Mr. Mercer found an amazing part of this world and he helped share it with... More

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San Francisco, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

The grounds was nice and clean and my tour guide Jessie was cute and funny. The cavern although neat was just average. Easy to get to unlike some of the other caverns where you may have to hike to get to the entrance. Directions from Highway 4 are awful and almost non existent and I didn't have it written, luckily... More

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American Canyon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This is a very informative tour and beautiful cavern. Many steps down and many steps back up, but there are plenty of stops so you don't get winded. I like Mercer Caverns as a cavern tour the best.

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