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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 caves this is the most beautiful

Toured all the caves in the Texas Hill Country and surrounding areas, and this is the most beautiful. A close 2nd is Inner Space. Been in a few caves in Arkansas, Missouri... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Toured all the caves in the Texas Hill Country and surrounding areas, and this is the most beautiful. A close 2nd is Inner Space. Been in a few caves in Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Kentucky but still haven't found one that matches it's beauty.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I have been to a number of caverns, but this was by far the most beautiful.There are so many different and very impressive formations to see in just this one cavern. It has even been awarded "The Most Beautiful Show Cave in the World" for the lighting and variety of formations. The crystal formations were beyond compare. Our tour guide... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Truly a Hill Country gem! It's 70' in the cave and a 2 hour trek.There are over 300 steps and every one takes you closer to the climax of outstanding formations that defy gravity! There happened to be only 3 of us on the tour so we were able to have all of our questions answered and time for photographs.... More 

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Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Sonora caves are perfect destination for both active, as well as passive travelers. if you are in pursuit of some active new experiences, the four hour adventurers tour is a thing to do. you will be able to explore deep dark parts of the cave with the headlamp on your head and lots of crawling. there is also a very... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had visited Carlsbad Caverns on this same trip, so I was expecting to be slightly disappointed. I did not expect the high quality of the cave decorations that were on the tour. We visited on a Thursday and called ahead to ask when the tours were. They told us there would be one in 30 minutes, and made sure... More 

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Nekoosa, Wisconsin
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We found this by accident on our way to visit fort mckavett. We were very fortunate that this happened. The cave was very beautiful and was also warm. My husband and I have visited numerous caves but never has a guide provided as much detail and history and specific information on the different formations as at this cavern. This is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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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71 helpful votes 71 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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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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