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Address: 91560 Highway 101 North, Florence, OR 97439
Phone Number: 541 547 3111
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Considered the largest sea cave in the United States, this site is where...
Considered the largest sea cave in the United States, this site is where Steller sea lions and their cubs take shelter each year. Sea Lion Caves is a privately owned wildlife preserve and bird sanctuary. The Caves has been in operation since 1932 preserving and protecting the wildlife under our care. We are open 363 days a year only closed on Christmas and Thanksgiving day. Our normal hours of operation are 9 am until dusk year round. We are not a zoo and the animals are free to come and go as they please. The sea lions can usually be found at either of four locations on the property; in the Cave, in the water, at the Lookout/rockery, and on other nearby rock ledges. HOWEVER, THE SEA LIONS ARE NOT ALWAYS IN THE CAVE OR MAY BE MIGRATING OUT OF AREA - THEY ARE WILD ANIMALS AND COME AND GO AS THE PLEASE. CALL AHEAD FOR INFORMATION. Self-guided are the rule, but guided tours are available.
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Little pricey but it was worth it.

Was put off a bit by the price $40 for a family of 4 but the kids really liked it and the cave is fascinating small interpretative centre in the cave, and the view of these... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Fort McMurray, Canada
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Was put off a bit by the price $40 for a family of 4 but the kids really liked it and the cave is fascinating small interpretative centre in the cave, and the view of these spectacular animals is very worth it the cave was full of about 100 sea lions when we were down. It was well worth the... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We decided to visit the Sea Lion caves as it was close to Florence. You go down in a lift to see the sea lions, and you are reasonably close. The sea caves were quite interesting.

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Wallingford, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We did not pay to take the elevator ride, and I do not regret that decision. As a previous advisor mentioned, I have seen the sea lions for free at other sites in California, so I did not need to see them again. The gift shop is really nice though, lots to choose from. Bought my granddaughter a cute tee... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We went on a VERY foggy day and I still loved it! Didn't see the whales but there were sea lions everywhere. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Be aware that the cave is extremely stinky and the walk is a bit steep if you have little ones or older members in your party.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped here on our drive down to Florence from Pacific City. We were in a 32 Ft Rv. There is RV parking on the opposite side of the road. Got in and out with no problem. Paid the entrance for a total of 6 people. Overall, it was an average experience. Took the elevator all the day down and honestly... More 

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

All humans visit and be inspired of the wild life setting for numerous sea lions and comorant birds. Great look out, great view of the grottoes, well done all around. Worth $9 per person. Nice gift shop, nice staff. Free parking. Great photo opportunities. Kids will love this and so will the adults. So glad we visited the habitat and... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Parking across the road. Gift shop was full of people. The tickets are $14.00 a person for the self guided tour of the cave and look outs. Very good views of the ocean and of the Lighthouse down the coast. You do have a few stairs to walk down to the trail which leads to the elevator. You can see... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Take the elevator down into the caves-not too many sea lions on certain days, but interesting to see them on the rocks and playing in the water.

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Tigard, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The sea lion caves were a fun place to watch as the sea lions basked themselves in the sunshine or snuggled together inside the caves. To get to the caves you travel down in an elevator over 200 feet down through solid rock. You emerge into an alcove to the side of the main cave cavern. Inside the cave is... More 

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Center Point, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you have kids, this is worth the stop! I believe for adults it was $14 each! Make sure you read the history of finding this cave, quite interesting!! It is amazing to watch these animals in the wild! They are quite the characters!

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Additional Information about Sea Lion Caves

Address: 91560 Highway 101 North, Florence, OR 97439
Phone Number: 541 547 3111
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Florence
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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