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Caverns of Sonora

Address: Sonora, TX
Phone Number: 325-387-3105
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Sonora
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The Caverns of Sonora is a National Natural Landmark and ranks as one of the most beautiful show...
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Thankfully the people who work there let us know that it was quite warm in the caverns and that we should dress appropriately. We had a wonderful tour guide who was very knowledgeable. The caverns were well worth seeing and we enjoyed the 2 1/2 hours it took us to see everything.

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Wapiti, Wyoming, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

two miles of underground rooms; each with their own unique features! Unbelievable formations like a crystalline butterfly and five foot long soda straws. Groups are small (around 12) Guides are knowledgeable and informative! For hiking two miles consideration is given for rest breaks and attention to the well being of all!

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Houston, Texas
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141 reviews 141 reviews
85 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We've been in several different caves. At the Caverns of Sonora, they'll claim that it's the MOST beautiful "show cave" in the world. It is very pretty, but what's a show cave? It's about a 2 hour tour through the cave. The guy that gave us the tour really knew his stuff, but he was a bit low key. If... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My husband and I stopped here on our cross country trip. It's not far from I-10, and a nice little walk to stretch our legs. Our tour guide was Dee and we only had one other couple on our tour so we were able to move through fairly quickly and see a couple extra places, which was a fun bonus!... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visited in Nov, 2014, motivated by many positive reviews on Trip Advisor. Very disappointed in the cave--small, few samples of stalagmites, etc. More disappointing was the tour leader, Nick, who showed little enthusiasm or creativity, and provided little information. His main theme throughout was 'watch your head, watch your step.' Tour was boring. Overpriced at $20, worth perhaps half that... More 

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United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I am not much of a cave person. I came away impressed. The guided tour was led by a lady who new her stuff and made it fun. Hard to describe the interior apart from beautiful. Well worth the money.

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Herndon, Virginia
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56 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My family and I visited, and I have to say, we enjoy caves, but I was expecting an average cave--enjoyable, but nothing we hadn't really seen before. Wow, were we pleasantly surprised! This cave is absolutely stunning. I've never seen so much cave popcorn anywhere else. The walls are almost entirely covered. Almost every room took our breath away. We... More 

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Spring Branch, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

If you enjoy visiting caves, you must see this one. It is small by most standards but what may be lacking in quantity is surpassed by its quality. The owners do a wonderful job of protecting this natural resource by keeping the lights off most of the time which helps keep the formations in pristine condition. This is rare in... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Never have we seen such wonderful and varied cave structures a gem of a place and well worth the visit .There are steps 360 of them and some steepish climbs (though only short) . Luckily we were told before we went in that it gets very hot and humid in the caves so take note.

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We chose to go on a whim and enjoyed it thoroughly. The caverns were beautiful and the guide was fun and knowledgeable. We even enjoyed the peacocks which roam around the store there like cats. They have a fun thing where you can purchase a large bag of dirt and take it to their panning area to wash away the... More 

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