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Caverns of Sonora

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Address: Sonora, TX
Phone Number: 325-387-3105
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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This is a "must visit" if you enjoy caves. Beautiful example of a living cave. You will never be closer to the formations in any cavern. Tour guide was excellent and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a "must visit" if you enjoy caves. Beautiful example of a living cave. You will never be closer to the formations in any cavern. Tour guide was excellent and informational. Well worth the trip. Thanks for an excellent time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Our trip to Caverns of Sonora was the beginning of our first trip to West Texas. This place is beyond expectations. I have visited other caves in the world and enjoyed this one the most. We also had a wonderful tour guide. Her name was Arlene. She was so excited to show us and tell us all about the history... More 

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Littlefield, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Going down into a cave that is a constant 87* and 99%humidity is not my idea of fun But it trip through the cave was beautiful seeing all the different forms the crystals made! It go so hot in there at one point , there was a nice blue cool pool were at that moment as I was Dripping sweat... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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67 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you enjoy walking through diverse cave passageways with a tour guide, viewing many different cave structures, then this is the tour for you! This was a fascinating tour of an expanse of about 2 miles of caves, through some narrow passage ways. There are about 360 steps, but it didn't seem like so many because the steps were in... More 

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La Verne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This was a great stop if you find yourself in vastness of west Texas. We were expecting a leg stretch after driving from San Antonio. We talked to the woman who was working at the counter and were hesitant to take the time for the tour. She told us that she has been at the cave her most of her... More 

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Waco, Texas
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Enjoyed my tour of the Caverns and explanations along the way. There are close to 400 stairs, slopes, narrow passages, etc so be sure to wear good walking shoes. It's also humid and feels quite warm, so wear short sleeves and even, shorts would be good. Although not as interesting as some other caverns I've seen, it's still woth seeing.... More 

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Missouri City, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

If you've read my other reviews, you know that I consider Carlsbad Cavern to be the BEST cave in the world. Well, Caverns of Sonora is the most beautiful cave in the world. It has helectites wall to wall, in fiery colors - and no, they're not enhanced by special colored lights. They're all natural. The cave is well lit,... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

One of America's most incredible commercial caves. This is a must see for those in the area. Unfortunately, the "butterfly" was broken off buy a vandal a few years ago, still, this cave in incredibly adorned by formations.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Stopped by on my way to San Angelo. The tour guide, Rita, was very good and gave a lot of information. It is $20 per adult, which might seem a little steep. However, this is a privately owned cave, so they need the money from admission. It is just my opinion that Carlsbad Caverns was still nicer, but this cave... More 

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Leroy, TX
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I highly recommend the Caverns of Sonora. Beautiful cave! However, please beware, it is a little strenuous tour. I would not recommend for small children or anyone that has problems walking and/or climbing stairs.

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Additional Information about Caverns of Sonora

Address: Address: Sonora, TX
Phone Number: 325-387-3105
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Sonora
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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