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Oregon Caves National Monument

Address: 19000 Caves Highway, Cave Junction, OR 97523
Phone Number: +1 541-592-2100
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: The Oregon Caves is a place of adventure, wonder, and discovery. The experience of exploring the...
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: The Oregon Caves is a place of adventure, wonder, and discovery. The experience of exploring the caves; twisting and winding passage is experience worth a visit in its own right. So too is the other-worldly beauty of stalactites, stalagmites, and other mysterious calcite flowstone formations within. Less obvious, the cave wends beneath the Siskiyou Mountains, offering an inside-out vantage of the most geologically complex region in North America. Hidden within too, these caverns shelter more indigenous (only found here) cave species known anywhere west of the Mississippi. Come feel the wonder of this underground treasure buried deep beneath the folds of southwest Oregon's Siskiyou Mountains.
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Reno, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Oregon Caves National Monument is not easy to get to but well worth the journey. The road to the cave is scary - narrow, twisting 2 way road - but if you have a fearless driver, no worries. The Chateau lodge is a throw back to a different era. The cave requires the ability to climb stairs without rails and... More 

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Long Beach, California
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14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

It is a long and twisty road to get to the caves, but definitely worth it. We were able to walk right up and join a cave tour that was about to start. It was the first time that the kids had been in a cave and they loved it. The tour was very informative. There are some tight squeezes... More 

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Springfield, OR
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

When they say there are 1,000 steps, they don't mean walking steps. Wear good shoes! But, it was so worth it! The caves are beautiful and the whole area is naturally beautiful.

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Vancouver, Canada
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137 reviews 137 reviews
76 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is definitely off the beaten path for this unique marble cave. Our family has now toured 8 caves and they are all very similar. Being a marble cave, it is quite small compared to other caves. It is slightly strenuous and there are lots of sturdy stairs. We had 4 teens boys and we had no problem with the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This cave is made of marble, whereas most caves are limestone. The road into the attraction was winding with lots of bends and turns but was in good condition. The tour was 90 minutes long. It was cold and damp in the cave. You need a coat, gloves, and good shoes (no flip flops). There are stairs to climb and... More 

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Crestview, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We've seen a lot of caves and this one was interesting enough but it lacked the "wow factor." Other than getting buzzed by a bat, not much to really look at. If you're in the area, worth a look. Wouldn't go too far out of my way to see it. Staff was very nice so no reflection on them.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Once you've committed to visiting there's no looking back, from the initial turn off the main highway it must be at least 20 miles of slow driving on roads that have serious switchbacks and curves to it. We arrived around 1:30pm and were talked to by a park ranger waiting at the park entrance. This is step one of a... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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33 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A great tour of a local natural feature. It is alot of walking up wet stairs, leaning , crouching, darkness but the calcite features are otherworldly. If you are over 5'7" wear a cap- so if you do bump your head there will some padding. The tours are limited so plan on taking one of the 1-3 mile hikes in... More 

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Jacksonville, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The park service is diligent in its stewardship of the caves. There were many restoration projects underway and they were very gracious about asking visitors to respect the fragile eco systems within.

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Lacey, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Oregon Caves are a unique marble cave system. The tour takes 1 1/2 hours and requires some ducking and bending to do. There are also 500 stairs to climb or descend. But, that said, I had no trouble doing the tour and enjoyed it very much. The Visitor's Center is in a beautiful historic building and is worth a... More 

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