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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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Lacey, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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Fullerton, California
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151 reviews 151 reviews
48 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I took the half trip while my husband did the whole cave, it is NOT as strenuous as people put out. Not for the infirm, but a person of good health can walk it easily. Charming guide and so very cool, long pants, real shoes, and a jacket for those who get cold easily in the 40 degree range all... More

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Seattle, Washington
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This National Monument is a great treasure. I am so glad that President Taft had the foresight to set aside this work of nature for future generations. The only marble cave in North America is up a windy mountain road in south west Oregon. It is the home to many rare creatures, some found nowhere outside the cave. The surrounding... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It takes thousands of years to create just a small part of these caves. Guide was very knowledgable. 90 minutes goes by fast. Be sure to bring your camera. Great for all ages but there is a height requirement so be sure to check that if bringing little ones.

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Dallas, Oregon
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

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
125 helpful votes 125 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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