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Oregon Caves National Monument

19000 Caves Highway, Cave Junction, OR 97523
541-592-2100
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Sacramento, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Beautiful caves, pretty views around the area and tour guides who are very informative! I recommend taking the longer route back to your car at the end of the tour and experiencing the gorgeous views!

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Cave Junction
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The cave is amazing and the staff is friendly and informative. There is also a lot of great hiking if you have to wait for the next tour to begin or you just love exploring the forests.

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California City, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This is truly a great cave. It is not overly touristy and you get a real feel for an area attraction that is doing their very best to preserve natural surroundings and teach any and all about caves , their origin, natural beauty and function in our world. The scenery above ground is breath taking in areas and the formations... More

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Manchester, Washington, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Went to the caves on a recent road trip and it was an amazing experience! The tour takes about 90 minutes, then there is, if you wish, a short (1.5 mile) hike after to the top of the trail which overlooks the area... it was truly informative and beautiful. The idea that these caves grow at the rates they do... More

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california
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I like Oregon Caves better than Carlsbad Caverns. Carlsbad is grandiose and awe-inspiring but it feels very Disneyesque....stores, bathrooms, etc. in the caves. Oregon Caves if smaller but the real deal. Our 13 and 11 year old loved it and felt like they had 'discovered' it themselves. Wonderful guides....90 minute tour.

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South Pasadena, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Step back in time under the ground. Not something you can do every day. Knowledgable staff and amazing rooms and crevices form this unique marble wonder.

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seattle, washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Our guide was young, enthusiastic, and delightfully informative. She does this route 3 times a day, and this is now the slow season. We were a small group of 8 which whittled down to 7 about 1/3 of the way through (there is a shortcut out of there, in case this is not your cup of tea). The cave is... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Well ok, it's a cougar and some bears but the marble caves themselves are lovely! A wonderful tour at a good length, the guide Emily, even though 7 months pregnant, still managed to give an amazing tour full of great facts, funny anecdotal stories and humor. It is cold and some of the stairs can be a little steep and... More

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Junction City, Oregon, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I had no idea before going that the caves were made of marble rather than limestone. They are incredibly beautiful, and the park service is doing a wonderful job of balancing accessability and preservation. I'd consider this a must-see.

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Nine Mile Falls, Washington
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The road to get to the cave is a little windy and is narrow. I would not recommend taking an RV up there unless it is something small like my pickup camper. We went on a Sunday and only had to wait for 40 minutes for our tour to start. Our tour guide, Emily, was great. She mentioned that due... More

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