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Caverns of Sonora

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Address: Sonora, TX
Phone Number: 325-387-3105
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Description: The Caverns of Sonora is a National Natural Landmark and ranks as one of...
The Caverns of Sonora is a National Natural Landmark and ranks as one of the most beautiful show caves in the world.
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Been to many caverns and this one is great!

This cavern is definitely one of the best in Texas! Sonora is a small town with little to do, but the trip is worth it to see this site. The tour provided my family (husband, 7... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This cavern is definitely one of the best in Texas! Sonora is a small town with little to do, but the trip is worth it to see this site. The tour provided my family (husband, 7 y/o, 10/ y/o, and me) with an awesome glimpse into the history of the area. The tour guide, Adrian (I think?), was very knowledgeable... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We decided to stop off at the caverns of Sonora after years of passing the signs off I-10 on the El Paso-san Antonio trips. We'd been to a few other caverns and this one wasn't a disappointment. Although the general tour isn't through huge rooms like at Carlsbad, it's still got beautiful sights as well as very knowledgable guides. Because... More 

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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141 reviews 141 reviews
81 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a great way to break up a day of travel on Interstate 10 north of San Antonio. There is not a lot to see and do on this stretch of highway--other than some really beautiful scenery. The land changes a great deal as you move on the highway in either direction. The mountains are very nice. The cave... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We dropped in on these caves after seeing them advertised in Sonora as being the best in Texas and among the best in the USA. The caves got a good rap on this website and also, apparently from cave aficionados in the know. I have to confess to being a tad suspicious as Sonora did not store me as being... More 

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Not just gorgeous but also very educational! The tour guide definitely did his homework - we learned a lot during that almost 2 hr trip and enjoyed being a part of a small group. This is definitely one great adventure for all ages.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Our family loves to explore caves and this cave had the BEST popcorn formations and the most beautiful rooms we've ever seen! We were sad that because of someones lack of respect of property, we were unable to fully appreciate the world famous "butterfly" formation that was the only known one of its kind . We saw the half wing... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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36 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I am not much of a cave person. My husband was interested in going here and I agreed. I'm glad I did! I was also leery because we found out the tour was over 1 1/2 hours. I couldn't imagine it being that interesting for that long. I was wrong and I found the time flew. Our guide was great.... More 

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Warrenton, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have a large RV with tow vehicle behind and needed a place to stay for the night. We thought it would be nice to see the caverns the next morning. Be sure you gas up on interstate 10, as there were people at campground who were extremely low on fuel and they needed diesel.... The campground was very poor.... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Glad I finally visited the caverns. Awesome formations to view on the tour. I was very pleasantly surprised. The surrounding grounds are relaxing with lots of birds, deer, swallows, peacocks, etc. They also have a campground.

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South Fallsburg, New York
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17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Over the years my wife and I have visited a number of different Caverns and although these are small compared to some, they were still very interesting. We went on the long guided tour and the guide we had was very knowledgeable and eager to answer any questions that we had. If you take the long tour you should be... More 

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