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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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What a great stop. We came and stayed a couple of nights in their campground. The campground consists of a nice tenting area and rv sites. They do have electric and water but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Edmonds, Washington
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Edmonds, Washington
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133 reviews 133 reviews
32 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

What a great stop. We came and stayed a couple of nights in their campground. The campground consists of a nice tenting area and rv sites. They do have electric and water but no sewer. There is also a bath/shower house. It was clean, but no hot water. The rv sites are very close together. Went on one of their... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This tour is not cheap, but you do get a nice, long tour. The formations here are more numerous and more unusual than any cave I have seen. One thing is that it involves quite a lot of climbing and toward the end, an excess of carbon dioxide can lead to a headache. Take it easy... If breathing problems, you... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

We arrived just after 12pm, only about a 5 minute wait to the tour start. Rita was a fantastic tour guide who knew all of the names that the original miners had used. It's a warm cave, leave your jackets in the car. We had a small group, so we were able to go into the white area, which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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5 helpful votes 5 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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5 helpful votes 5 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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