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Caverns of Sonora

Sonora, TX
325-387-3105
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Sonora
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Traveler Description: The Caverns of Sonora in Sonora, Texas is one of the most beautiful show caves in the world. The cave is located in west Texas right off of... more »
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Austin, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Caverns of Sonora is a show cave. There are the expected stalactites and stalagmites but there is so much more. The cave is noted for the variety of its calcite formation: soda straws, popcorn, helictites, fish tails and butterflies just to name a few. The tour is just about two hours long and the guide is very knowledgeable. The detour... More

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I liked that the tour into the caverns was with a small group and not a large crowd jogging for positions to see over each others shoulder.

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Indonesia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful and decorative crystal cave. The whole cave is crystal, amazing. Lead by a fantastic and informative guide.

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Durham, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Although Natural bridge caverns are very nice and large, the intimacy of this caverns system outshines it. This is a tour led cavern and you must keep up or you will find yourself in the dark.

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Berkeley
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Extremely price ($20 per person) for a 2 hour guided tour. It was beautiful in the caverns, there's no denying that, but the tour guide was an extremely bored 20-something who didn't really care about the tour or caverns and didn't have too much information to share. The gift shop was nice and the scenery above the caverns was pretty,... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Make sure to ask the tour guide the difference. Have been wanting to travel out to Sonora for years and finally made the trek out from San Antonio. It is really beautiful. The cost is a little more than expected -$20 a person but we are glad that we did it. I agree with others, make sure you call before... More

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Baytown, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Caverns of Sonora is absolutely beautiful! Our guide was a young man, I believe he said he was 20; he was very knowledgeable for such a young age. The guided tour took about an hour and a half, and that was going at a pretty good pace. We did stop a few times and take in the beauty of... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was a very unique location to tour. The tour guide, Kyle, was super informative and a little funny. He stayed on topic and he was flexible with the experience based on how our group was behaving. It is for sure worth the stop in Sonora.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you find yourself trekking across Texas from San Antone toward El Paso, & find yourself tired of 'are we there yet?' ..... you owe it to yourself to take a delightful break to see the Caverns of Sonora! It's about 5 miles from the highway, has plenty of shade, with campgrounds available, too! Wear comfortable shoes & lite clothing.... More

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Austin, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We made our first visit to the caverns for the guided tour, and we were impressed with the entire experience. A few things to know in advance: 1. The cave is a very consistent 71 degrees throughout. 2. The humidity inside the cave is a very consistent 98%. Be prepared before beginning your tour by hydrating well, make a potty... More

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