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Oregon Caves National Monument

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Address: 19000 Caves Highway, Cave Junction, OR 97523
Phone Number: +1 541-592-2100
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Activities: Hiking
Description: The Oregon Caves is a place of adventure, wonder, and discovery. The...
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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Perfect Place to Visit During the Heat

First off the caves are 44 degrees inside! Now's a perfect time to visit. There is a vis center in Cave Junction but that doesn't prepare you for what's up the hill. The drive is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Roseburg, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

First off the caves are 44 degrees inside! Now's a perfect time to visit. There is a vis center in Cave Junction but that doesn't prepare you for what's up the hill. The drive is up a very narrow road so be prepared and drive defensively. Once you get to the parking lot, the center of activity is about a... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

It took an hour and a half to tour the 1 mile cave, but it was worth it. Beautiful. But they also have several trails for hiking. Very serene and saw deer along the way.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My family spent an amazing morning at the caves. The tours take about an hour and half and were lots of fun. We were lucky to see some bats. Make sure you get there early the tours fill up fast so if you want to get into an early one get there early. The ride up the mountain took longer... More 

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Selma, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The cave and the Chateau are out of the way up a 20 mile scenic twist and turn road. You never know what anuimal you will see just around the corner. Bear, Fox, Deer, Cougar ... They stay away so do't worry. The Chateau is beautifully rugged with a ton of history as well ghost stories. The stay is reasonable... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We are visiting every National Parks cave we can find...This one is near the top of our bucket list...We enjoyed the long windy road to the site...We had a very knowledgeable tour guide, Amy...Be sure to read about the restrictions/conditions regarding participation prior to making the drive.to the monument...We are seasoned citizens and experienced no difficulties...

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Selma, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Begin by parking in the lower area, notice picnic spots. Take a short stroll up the road, to the center of the activities. The lodge invites from many entries, all a short walk. The effort is up to the cave tour registration and the entry is very close. The cave is roughly 40F temp and damp. About 1.5 hours, guided.... More 

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Northern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Got there early to avoid the lines. The sales for the tours actually start at 8:30 AM for a 9:00 early tour. Don't use the GPS to get here, you'll be really messed up. Signage from Grants Pass and through Cave Junction is excellent. About an hour and a half to get there. Make sure your grandkids are 42 inches... More 

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loira74
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The cave tour was amazing, but there are some things I wish I had known. First, tours go on the hour and you can't make a reservation. Even if you show up near the hour mark, they won't let you join. There are A LOT OF RULES. It's a bit of a walk from the parking lot and only when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We went to the cave early morning. Had to wait about 20 minutes but they have activities for the kids to do to keep them busy till we set out on our exploration of the cave. Make sure to have pants, sweater n socks to stay warm. Your in the cave quite a while and it's cold down there. The... More 

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Culver, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

If you are not in a big hurry, this is a good place to stop and see something you do not see on every trip. In Places, more time could be spent for the upkeep. Well worth stopping at then continue on to the Rouge River Raft trip.

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Address: Address: 19000 Caves Highway, Cave Junction, OR 97523
Phone Number: +1 541-592-2100
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Cave Junction

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