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Address: 91560 Highway 101 North, Florence, OR 97439
Phone Number: 541 547 3111
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Interesting & Saw a Whale!

We decided to check out the Sea Lion Caves on our trip up the coast. I would honestly say the price is a little pricey for the what the attraction actually is. The sea lions were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We decided to check out the Sea Lion Caves on our trip up the coast. I would honestly say the price is a little pricey for the what the attraction actually is. The sea lions were mostly outside on the rocks and we did have a pretty good view of them. Smelled like animal waste, but really that is to... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I had thought that Sea Lion Caves was a "tourist trap" gimmick. My wife grew up in the Canadian Prairies and had never seen a Sea Lion up close. We decided to give it a shot. Certainly the drive up and down the Oregon Coast near Sea Lion Caves is a treat in itself. Every turn provides a new sight.... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great Tour and of course saw a lot of sea lions. When down in the caves it gets a little smelly at times. Lots of viewing areas available to watch the seals. Gift shop there if you have little ones to pick up a cuddly sea lion.

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Clarkston, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Awesome to see all the sea lions, over flow parking is accross the way if needed. love the gift shop.

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Everett, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

excellent view of whales & seals, kinda stinky but glad I went. Be prepared to walk up hills and stairs

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Kolkata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Must visit to know the sea lions. There are two ways to watch the sea lions here. Both must be seen. One is through the state of the art elevator that descends 220 feet in 50 seconds to take the visitors inside the cave from where a closer view is available . There is a video show detailing about sea... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed seeing the sea lions, and watching these ponderous animals make their way from rock to water from the cave window is fascinating viewing. $14-15 per person seems a bit high and the tourist shop surrounds the entry and exit with a plethora of stuff to further entice more $ out of a family wallet. The elevator to the... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

They close at FIVE !!! It does not go dark till ten in Oregon so tourists are still out , The view from sea lion is worth stopping for anyway - it is very and then we saw it - yes a WHALE --very close in eating the seaweed -worth the stop ya betya

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Loved seeing the cavern the sea lions were a bonus cute little gift shop great view from the platforms

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COLLIERVILLE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We aren't the type to stop at roadside attractions, but our young daughter was interested in sea lions, so we gave in. This was a good stop. You visit the cave at your leisure. The cave is large, but the viewing area of the sea lions within the cave is made up of only one small "window". If it was... More 

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Additional Information about Sea Lion Caves

Address: 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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