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Caverns of Sonora

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Address: Sonora, TX
Phone Number: 325-387-3105
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The Caverns of Sonora is a National Natural Landmark and ranks as one of...

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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Amazing!!!! This is a hidden gem!!!!

We stopped by here on our way to Carlsbad Caverns. This is the best cavern I have ever visited! The formations are beautiful here! Mike, our guide, was so great and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Shaunty I
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Cibolo, United States
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Cibolo, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped by here on our way to Carlsbad Caverns. This is the best cavern I have ever visited! The formations are beautiful here! Mike, our guide, was so great and informative! Anyone driving along I-10 in West Texas needs to stop here, you will not be disappointed! After the tour, we had a picnic lunch in the shade on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled onto this cavern while returning from west Texas and decided to give it a go. The staff accommodated us very quickly and we were able to go on a tour of the cavern. The guide was entertaining and knowledgeable about the rock formations and the make up of the cave. We left the site and half way home... More 

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Thank Mary D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I happen to be a caver and enjoy touring caverns. This is a gorgeous cavern and well presented by the guided tour.

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Thank Leonardo S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The caverns were beautiful and well worth the trip. Our guide was the Best! The only down fall was that we had a large group and it took us a little longer and we missed out on Halo lake.

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Thank Jaime J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Here is a perfect site to practice your photography thirteen stories under ground. With a good digital camera or even a phone/camera there are infinite opportunities to capture unusual, fascinating or even documentary photos of cavern formations. I wish I had taken more. A helmet cam or headband video camera would be spectacular.

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Thank James R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've read on other reviews that the caves are amazing, but having a good guide is like playing the lotto...... Well I'm here to say that we won the lotto with our guide Rafael! Young guy that's only been a guide for 3 weeks. Very informative and you can tell that he really took interest in knowing about the formations... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These caverns are strikingly beautiful at each and every turn, so many different types of formations. Wonderful in themselves, they were even better with our great tour guide, Mike. An engineer by profession and a licensed spelunking by desire, Mike was an outstanding guide. Knowledgeable, funny, patient, he really made the tour a first class event. This was not a... More 

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Garland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had to wait about 45 minutes for the next tour to start, but we amused ourselves by watching the humming birds, peacocks, and the dark rainclouds that seemed to appear from nowhere the day we visited. The cave is warm and humid, you certainly will not need a sweater. There are lots of steps up and down. The passage... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great little visit. The gift shop was neat and items were reasonably priced. The Tour itself could have been better. Our guide was friendly and nice but did not give much insight to the history or geology of the caves, as he didn't know. The first 20 min of the tour were amazing but then the rest... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For years, people had been telling me about the Caverns of Sonora, but it was too far. About 1/2 way between San Antonio and Fort Stockton, there is a lot of nothing before you get there. Road sides are plentiful. This complex of caves has a huge diversion of types of formations which are beautifully lit -- and this is... More 

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