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Oregon Caves National Monument

19000 Caves Highway, Cave Junction, OR 97523
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, National Parks
Activities: Hiking
Description: Discovered by Elijah Davidson in 1874 while bear hunting, the Oregon Caves consist of a 480 acre area and is a National Monument.
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Northridge, Ca
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

PITA drive to caves. Interesting tidbits of history and daring do. Helps to be short, helps not to be claustrophobic. Take the short hike to the top of the ridge afterwards, nice contrast.

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Tigard, OR
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

It's a bit out of the way, but worth it. Road up is not for RVs. The tour is moderately strenuous. There were a couple points where we stopped and the guide (caveman) discussed what was around us, and you could hear everyone panting. All info from the website is accurate. It is exactly 1 1/2 hours. There are a... More

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Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I was a bit skeptical whether the 90 minute drive from Interstate 5 to the Oregon Caves National Monument was worth the trip. I mean, how good could a cave in Oregon be? It was well worth it! We've toured caves around the world, including a good number in the US and Europe. This was one of the most impressive.... More

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Cave Junction, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This is a one of kind gem.. leave your white noise at home or in the car and enjoy how nice life was before cell phones and internet.

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Wash. State
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The trails are not spectacular but they were well shaded and a nice hike. The cave is just amazing to see!

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
31 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Dress warm...its 44 degrees inside. Also, there are about 500 stairs. Well worth it, particularly the climb up toward the end. Children under 44 inches (I think) cannot go in due to the stairs and height of some of the climbs.

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New Lenox, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Off the beaten path in S. Oregon, these caves are a mildly strenuous explore. A few tight spots with 500 steps, it has many wonderful formations. Minimum lighting and an educational talk that stressed preservation of this natural wonder that took centuries to form. In our early 60's, we enjoyed this different kind of attraction and stayed at the nearby... More

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Lafayette, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Very informative tour. Our guide was a bit nerdy, which took away some intrigue from tour.. Fascinating amazing caves. IT's cold, bring warm clothes.

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great tour, beautiful, informative and a great education experience. There are a few things to know before going though. The drive is quite curvy so give yourself extra time as it is a beautiful but slow drive. You do have to go with a tour guide so you need to sign up for that. We made sure we were there... More

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My friends and I decided to take the off trail cave tour, glad we did too! Our guides, Jillian and Matt were amazing, they we so informative about the cave and crystal formations, also so supportive when climbing, crawling, and scooting around the cave. It is defiantly an amazing experience. The only crumby part was that the box you have... More

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