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Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve

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Address: Road 3866, Beit Shemesh, Israel
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+972 2-991-1117
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Beautiful caves. The Movie is informative and the guides were good. Even though the guide was obviously told just to talk about the astounding shapes and comparing them to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eve F
Beit Shemesh, Israel
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Beit Shemesh, Israel
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful caves. The Movie is informative and the guides were good. Even though the guide was obviously told just to talk about the astounding shapes and comparing them to people/things that we are familiar with , I was more interested in the geology and the guides were knowledgeable and friendly

Thank Eve F
West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A picture is worth a thousand words. Breathtaking. Great break from the sun. Fun for all ages. Guides were great. Short activity worth the time.

Thank Nancy F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

We are family with 2 teenagers and 4 years old and it was per first thing to see in Israel. Absolutely amazing! Kids loved it as much as adults! The only one thing I did not like is: we were only English speaking ppl in the group, so guide spoke only Hebrew for the rest of the group absolutely ignoring... More 

Thank James M
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

Starts with short video, very informative before you see the cave. It's very impressive. The tour isn't long maybe 25-30 min but got to see a wonder of he world.

Thank Faigy S
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017

The cave is really something to see. I can do it justice in words. Please look at pictures to get a good idea. There are very few places on earth where someone who is not a student of geology can have access to a place like this. I highly recommend that you take the time to go see it when... More 

Thank dnasb
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176 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

I have been to the caves many times and never feel bored absorbing it natural beauty. Guides are very nice to people making sure every person enjoys his tour but most importantly ensure a tour not harming natural preserved cave.

Thank Ghadeer N
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017

This nature reserve is just stunning. Although the cave is smaller than others, it is densely populated with stalactites and stalagmites of all sizes and shapes. It's a great half day excursion from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv and good for young children to adults (as long as they are in good physical shape - there are about 150 steps to... More 

Thank TravelGeekGirl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

The caves were fascinating. The views out towards the Mediterranean were also wonderful. A great way to incorporate nature into your trip!

Thank Sue A
Sharon MA, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2016

we found the cave very interesting. It was fun to see the various shapes pointed out by the guid -- Moses, US Capitol, animal shapes, etc. Only issue is that there are a huge number of stairs from the parking lot to the site, then even more stairs inside the cave. It would be great if they allowed special access... More 

Thank Shakespeare_fan
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2016

Great for adults and kids as well. Not so possible for the elderly or infirmed as there is a bit of a hike.

Thank Ilanashemesh

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