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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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Vancouver, Canada
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137 reviews 137 reviews
76 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This cave is made of marble, whereas most caves are limestone. The road into the attraction was winding with lots of bends and turns but was in good condition. The tour was 90 minutes long. It was cold and damp in the cave. You need a coat, gloves, and good shoes (no flip flops). There are stairs to climb and... More

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Crestview, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We've seen a lot of caves and this one was interesting enough but it lacked the "wow factor." Other than getting buzzed by a bat, not much to really look at. If you're in the area, worth a look. Wouldn't go too far out of my way to see it. Staff was very nice so no reflection on them.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Once you've committed to visiting there's no looking back, from the initial turn off the main highway it must be at least 20 miles of slow driving on roads that have serious switchbacks and curves to it. We arrived around 1:30pm and were talked to by a park ranger waiting at the park entrance. This is step one of a... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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84 reviews 84 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A great tour of a local natural feature. It is alot of walking up wet stairs, leaning , crouching, darkness but the calcite features are otherworldly. If you are over 5'7" wear a cap- so if you do bump your head there will some padding. The tours are limited so plan on taking one of the 1-3 mile hikes in... More

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Jacksonville, Oregon
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The park service is diligent in its stewardship of the caves. There were many restoration projects underway and they were very gracious about asking visitors to respect the fragile eco systems within.

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Lacey, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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
12 helpful votes 12 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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