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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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I have to say I was skeptical when my husband suggested we go the Oregon Caves over Spring Break. I especially worried that I'd feel claustrophobic in the caves. But, I was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Norman, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I wish I would have known that they didn't allow children under 42 inches before I drove up that winding path that took forever with the promise of a cave at the end. The boy left in tears with a very, "this is discrimination" tone in his little 3 year old voice. Poor thing. HOWEVER, they were kind enough to... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I have to say I was skeptical when my husband suggested we go the Oregon Caves over Spring Break. I especially worried that I'd feel claustrophobic in the caves. But, I was absolutely wrong. My whole family enjoyed visiting the Oregon Caves. The park ranger, Chelsea, who did our tour was a delight, very knowledgeable, and was patient with the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had an excellent tour. The cave is much smaller and less developed than others we have visited (Carlsbad Caverns), but we found the experience to be very fun. Our teenagers also enjoyed the tour and the optional longer hike back to the lodge after the tour was done.

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Salem, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

..in so many ways! Just wonderful, after the crush of Crater Lake..even in August The Caves were relatively uncrowded ( this was around 10 AM). WE got our tickets for the tour and had 90 minutes to spare so being hungry tried the quaint little 1940s style Malt bar at the base of the Chateau..wonderful..bit pricey but a FANTASTIC deal... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We have toured dozens of caves and this rare marble cave is one of the better ones we have seen, and the beautiful surroundings, the scenic drive into the Siskiyou Mountains plus the opportunity to look around the historic Chateau all combine to make this an excellent experience. The cave is reached by a 40 – 45 minute drive east... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Loved this! I cant explain how much! We had an amazing time touring the cave. Worth the drive up, although my son got very carsick on the very windy road up. Be prepared and wear warm clothing, the cave is the temperature of your refrigerator, even during the Summer months. Don't pass this up when visiting Cave Junction!

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Reno, Nevada
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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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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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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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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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