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Address: Bet Shemesh-Kiryat Gat road (no. 35) opposite Kibbutz Bet Guvrin, Israel
Phone Number: 08-681-2957
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Description: This 1,250 acre national park is filled with 2,000 year old archaeological...
This 1,250 acre national park is filled with 2,000 year old archaeological sites that visitors can explore.
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Fun and informative for the whole family

While it is possible to hike from cave the cave, when you drive in the ranger in the ticket office gives you a map and explains where to park at several different locations in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Dimona, Israel
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LongBeach CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a long drive from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, and it costs a bit to enter the National Park plus the fee for joining the dig...but it was an unusual experience that was more interesting than looking at artifacts in a museum. The staff were nice and knowledgeable.

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Dimona, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

While it is possible to hike from cave the cave, when you drive in the ranger in the ticket office gives you a map and explains where to park at several different locations in order to visit the caves and archeology near each separate parking lot. There is ample drinking water and toilet facilities available near each parking area. The... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Although it's hot outside, in the caves it's cool and comfortable. Amazing finds - my son found a small olive oil jug that was perfectly intact. The walk (crawl) through the caves is very special but several tight spots to fit through.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A super and beautiful historical site. A touch of history set in a wonderful National Park. The Israel National Parks have done an excellent job here, a site not to be missed.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Our experience was phenomenal! First, we got to dig for stones and pottery, and later we got to spelunk through a 4000-year old cave! Mark was a fantastic guide who displayed his knowledge with energy and humour like you wouldn't believe! Seniors should be advised that there a lot of twists and turns in the cave.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We visited on our way to Jerusalem and it was well worth the stop! The sights were pretty cool and there was enough information to learn about all the places we were visiting. We highly recommend a visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We visited as part of a private tour, so we had the benefit of a guide who was able to explain the history of the caves we visited. Amazing to walk through history, and certainly makes for a great place to cool down in this hot climate.

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

These caves are pretty amazing. My kids (12 & 9) liked exploring the many caves and learning that several of the caves were used to rear pigeons - an important food source in this arid region many years ago.

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Lewiston, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Bet Guvrin-Maresha is a really interesting archaeological site, plus they have a dig-for-a-day program, so you can actually participate in an archaeological dig.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Ancient caves dug into the chalk. You need a car or even better, a guide, to get there and appreciate the history of the area. Unfortunately we did not have a guide and arrived late, around 3pm. By the time we oriented ourselves the park closed, so we missed many of the caves we wanted to visit. Next time we... More 

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