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Caverns of Sonora

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Address: Sonora, TX
Phone Number: 325-387-3105
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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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A must stop!

We camped at the Sonora caverns camp ground and took the tour. What an incredible place. Arleen makes this place very special. Be sure to ask for her when you check in. The sites... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Allison C
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141 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We camped at the Sonora caverns camp ground and took the tour. What an incredible place. Arleen makes this place very special. Be sure to ask for her when you check in. The sites are pull though and have brand new water and electric hook ups. The store is full of amazing crystals. Best I've seen in a long time.... More 

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Thank Allison C
Great Valley, New York
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the first time I've been on a cavern tour, but my husband had been on several. He said it's not as colorful as others (i.e. Carlsbad), but there is a larger variety of formations than in others. It was humid and the Co levels were high in spots, so breathing while climbing stairs was a challenge sometimes. Formations... More 

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Thank crandall6049
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a pleasant surprise. The website and reviews are spot on. The caves are amazing and easy to navigate. Awesome beauty around every turn. The staff was great too. Highly recommend if you are driving through Texas on I-10.

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Thank Mark3467
Houston, Texas
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81 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These caverns are the most up close and personal of any I have seen. You are inches from formations and there are unique kinds. It is definitely worth a stop if you have a couple of hours to spend. About 350 steep steps in less than 2 miles. It is 72 degrees and 98 percent humidity so you come out... More 

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Thank jts621
Wharton, Texas
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43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We stopped to take a break from a long road trip. Glad we did! This is NOT a self guided tour so you may have to wait around for a start time. We were told that it would take about 1hr and 45 minutes to go through but we went quite a bit faster because it was pretty humid and... More 

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1 Thank Weaton13
San Dimas, Ca
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36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This is probably the best cavern tour I’ve ever experienced. We were close-up to all of the beautiful formations. The walk is easy. Bring a camera, flashlight and comfortable shoes.

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1 Thank SDMRT
Blackduck, Minnesota
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92 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

My husband and I have visited a lot of caves here in the States and in Europe. This is an amazing cave - we got to see a lot of things we haven't seen before.However the guide was not very knowledgeable in the geologic processes of cave formation. She was very nice and we got to see some things that... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I like caves and roc formations and have been to many around the world but this is the best one yet. This has the most diverse formation I have ever seen in one place. The tour guides are great and local people. The trails are old but maintained and they even offer a spelunking tour threw an inactive part of... More 

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1 Thank Traviling_Ty
Sonora, Texas
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Touted as being among the most beautiful caves in the world, and I agree, having seen many caves, including the grand daddy, Carlsbad. Sonora Caverns is a living cave, with formation still in progress, and the tour is up close and personal. You are constantly reminded to stay on the trail and not touch any of the formations because your... More 

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1 Thank Max H
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I arrived late in the afternoon in early December so was able to take my time. Well worth the stop after driving across western Texas to get the exercise and see the gorgeous caverns.

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