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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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Worth the time and fairly easy to walk

I did this tour in 2007, but I remember that it was very interesting and the walk was not particularly challenging for me in my 50's. I did notice some others, even much younger... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Eugene, Oregon
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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I did this tour in 2007, but I remember that it was very interesting and the walk was not particularly challenging for me in my 50's. I did notice some others, even much younger than I, were huffing and puffing though. Wear sturdy shoes, especially ones that protect your toes on downward path. Mine were good, but my toes got... More 

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Sparks, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Very interesting. I got a small skin tear on my head after walking into low overhangs 5 different times. When the guide says to watch for low hanging areas, believe him/her. If you have any physical problems ambulating, do NOT take this tour. You won't be able to handle this tour. Our tour was delayed while the tour guide had... More 

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Eureka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Our family had a great time going through the caves tour. I am claustrophobic and thought I would have a hard time, but surprisingly enough didn't. The caves are really amazing, we all four had a fantastic time.

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My husband and I drove from Medford specifically to visit this cave. We found it to be an average experience. The NPS guide was pleasant but the tour itself was quite dark and we had to walk past many features were it would have been nice to take a picture but we were given no opportunity to stop. If you... More 

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

When I visited the caves I didn't know what to expect. It was nicer then I expected. The tour takes around maybe 80 to 90 minutes. The tour begins at one level inside the mountain and does a lot of climbing so that the exit is quite a bit higher then the entrance. Sometimes one has to stoop to move... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We went early in the year and beat the rush. The tour through the cave was very nice and the tour guide was knowledgeable and knew his cave stuff. It's one of the most user friendly caves I have been in. There are two parking lots--one is a lower that you will come to first and it appears that you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Cool cave and nice tour guide. Not too expensive. Very pretty setting with nice lodge. The caves themselves are nothing too special when compared to other caves. Maybe they are just a lot younger? Still cool and you should check them out if your in the area and want something to do.

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Fountain Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Enjoyed visiting this cave and the sites inside. Very impressive. There are many steps and is steep in places with a lot of up and downs so need to be in good shape. The location is remote and there is one way in and one way out. We visited during the off season so there was plenty of parking but... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We didn't know what to expect and came away knowing it was a top attraction. We traveled 80 miles to get there, the day was cold, there were 500 steps in the caves and a distance of 0.9 to walk, and some of that doing the 'cave walk;' little of if seemed inviting at the start. But, it was so... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great job by NPS, guided tours only but it helps maintain the caves and much more informative...check the schedule to make sure tours are running before going since its a long drive to the caves.

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