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Caverns of Sonora

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Stunning display of nature

Cave entrance is about 5 miles off I-10. Gift shop is well equipped with quite a few affordable... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mountain Home, Texas
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Beautiful formations

Another lovely cavern that never ceases to amaze me. Book the Discovery tour and get to repel down... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Angela F
Katy, Texas
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The Caverns of Sonora is a National Natural Landmark and ranks as one of the most beautiful show caves in the world.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cave entrance is about 5 miles off I-10. Gift shop is well equipped with quite a few affordable gift and souvenir options. Small selection of snacks offered for sale. Restrooms available. Tour was about 1 1/2 - 2 hours. It is warm and humid. Most...More

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Reviewed October 10, 2018

We had reservations to tour the caves with a large group, visiting from all over the country. We arrived right on time. The woman checking us in was not nice to us at all. Later, everyone was commenting, wondering why the "Nazi lady" acted like...More

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cavernsofsonora, Public Relations Manager at Caverns of Sonora, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Hi Victoria, I’m sorry you had a bad experience. If you could message me Nazi ladies name or a description I would like to look into the matter. What was your group? Also you said the cave wasn’t spectacular which interested me due to the...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018

Another lovely cavern that never ceases to amaze me. Book the Discovery tour and get to repel down a rock and crawl through rooms the rest of us do not get to see. You'll get dirty but its worth it. Book 2 weeks in advance.

Thank Angela F
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Our tour through the cave was a real treat. The caverns are mostly active which makes for a really beautiful experience. Our tour guide, Kim, did an excellent job informing and educating us on this cave. She answered all our questions and made our trek...More

1  Thank John T
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Beautiful cavern. Great tour guide. The walk is a little more strenuous than some other caverns, but well worth the work.

Thank adnickell
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

This cavern shows Earth's magnificence. Beauty and elegance but not an easy trek for the I'll prepared. Their website describes the atmosphere and conditions well, but I found the cave almost cool. High humidity and damp paths are real so wear appropriate shoes. Our tour...More

1  Thank Camille B
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

These caves were incredible. About a two mile walk. Several stairs definitely a little exercise.It was not real busy we went with a group of about 12 people.It cost $20 for adults.

Thank Tazh1121
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

I’ve had the opportunity to visit a few caverns, and this is by far the best experience I’ve had. The tour guide was fun and informative, and the cavern was beautiful. I would very much recommend the drive out here to visit!

Thank thomastS6178IC
Reviewed August 14, 2018

The Caverns of Sonora are amazing. You get a mixture of landscapes and formations inside the cavern. My kids and I visit caves/caverns throughout the US and this place did not disappoint. The cavern is humid compared to many other places we have visited which...More

Thank VMMB_Family
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in on the way from the McDonald Observatory to San Antonio. Allow at least a couple of hours for the tickets and tour. The tour is guided. Our guide was very knowledgeable and was very playful verbally with the kids...More

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July 22, 2018|
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Response from zackreview2012 | Reviewed this property |
no way. multiple steps, and narrow.
Pete M
June 26, 2018|
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Response from 808vickiek | Reviewed this property |
Walk in are fine.
Rodger M
April 14, 2018|
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Response from johnjjump | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are hand rails. There are many steps in the tour so be sure you are physically able to climb them all before you go.