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Oregon Caves National Monument

19000 Caves Highway, Cave Junction, OR 97523
+1 541-592-2100
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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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Dallas, Oregon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

WOW! Wonderful Oregon Weekend! We had planned a trip to Crater Lake, but there were forest fires nearby and it was smoky. So as an alternative, we took the trek to the Oregon Caves. We didn't research it much, but thought we should go. It was a beautiful drive up in the mountains, on a very curvy highway. Take your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A side of nature I had not experienced before. Glistening stalagtites, and awesome patterns of calcite everywhere, it was awesome to move from chamber to chamber. It was a challenge to climb and duck at the same time. The "drapery" formations were my favorite. I am so glad I went.

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Oregon City, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The Oregon caves were amazing. The tour is great, friendly, informative and fun. Definitely worth the trip.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Lots of history shared. Nice tour, but it didn't compare to some other cave tours I've been on. The rooms were small, the amount of lighting effects were minimal. My friend, who had never been on a cave tour, thought it was wonderful. Great for a first-time experience.

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Minneapolis, MN
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154 reviews 154 reviews
100 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

They're very clear and honest about the cave tour being "moderately strenuous." They tell you clearly about the number of wet uneven steps, the cool temperatures (cooler than most caves) and the need for frequent stooping or ducking. There's even a little test at the start of the tour. What they do not tell you is that the road in... More

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Grass Valley, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Wonderful trek through a historical cave. The interior temperature was in the mid 40's but after walking a bit, we all took off our jackets. The trip can be difficult for some as there are locations where the ceiling is only 42 inches tall. Narrow passages, and step inclines and descents. We traveled in small groups, around 10-12 folks. The... More

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Orleans, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good for ecologically minded adventurers. It is also good for those that want to see something amazing on a budget. Its an experience I highly recommend

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Cave Junction, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our family visited the caves and hiked the trail to the mountain top...what a beautiful adventure. We packed a lunch and had a picnic. We were greeted by cute little chipmunks. The guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. Worth your time!

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Unique experience. Don't miss it if you are in the area. However, it is quite the trek inside the caves. Don't attempt it if you have any mobility or breathing challenges, and definitely not for those who do not enjoy tight spaces.

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San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I have never been to a cave before. We found the trip to Oregon Caves well worth the detour we took from our route on Hwy 199. The 20 mile drive along OR-46 was scenic. It got narrow and winding towards the second half. Parking was easy. Near the parking lot, we had a ranger give us... More

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