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Caverns of Sonora

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very nice must see

this cave is tour guide one to two hours also has a longer hard hat tour 4hrs. they do set you up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
T3327LBbillw
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Phoenix, Arizona
Great time!

We had a great time at the caverns they were very warm but it was beautiful and Brian knew how to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DavidAnzaldua7
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Allen, 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 1 week ago

this cave is tour guide one to two hours also has a longer hard hat tour 4hrs. they do set you up with a scheduale but you need to be infront of them. must see very pretty and humid. have rv park

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time at the caverns they were very warm but it was beautiful and Brian knew how to answer mostly all of our questions. Good young man.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DavidAnzaldua7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cave tour is almost 2 hours. The give a warning about claustrophobia as there are several sections of ducking and narrowness. This cave is way warmer than other caves in the area. About 80F and over 90% humid, so feels like a sauna. Neat...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Heather K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the first morning tour with Juan. We enjoyed it very much!!! Juan was so nice and knowledgeable. The tour was in a good pace. We had enough time to enjoy the formation, hear explanations and take pictures. I have to say that our family...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Korneto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very beautiful and great variety of cave formations. It was totally worth visiting. The guide Arlene had a lot of passion with very knowledge and a lot of informations about the caves. Very beautiful formations, small rooms and narrow passages were very nice to stroll...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

We have visited several caves; Mammoth in KY, Carlsbad in NM, Crystal and Perry’s Cave on South Bass Island and one I can’t remember the name of in Slovenia. This was by far the most impressive. This cave is loaded with living formations! Unusual ones...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

What a great day! Stunning formations, cheap and informational. Top 5 caves in the nation and few know. A must see.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank miamitexmex
Reviewed November 21, 2018

I was back and forth about doing the regular tour or the challenge tour for our family. I'm so glad I decided to do the Challenge Tour. Thank you Bill for making our tour exciting and enjoyable for my husband who is claustrophobic! Our kids...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank srvtx
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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

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277gabbys
July 22, 2018|
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Response from zackreview2012 | Reviewed this property |
no way. multiple steps, and narrow.
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Pete M
June 26, 2018|
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Response from 808vickiek | Reviewed this property |
Walk in are fine.
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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.
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West Texas Road Trip (6 Replies)
My husband and I are planning a road trip out to West Texas the first week in June. We are celebrating our 15th anniversary, and although we have lived in Texas our whole lives, we have never ventured out west. We have a max of 7 nights and will be leaving from the Austin area. We may stop by the Caverns of Sonora on the way out. I'd like to visit the Fort Davis area, but have no idea how many nights would be sufficient there. We want to visit the fort, observatory and wander the towns of...More
April 17, 2018|
Response fromChristieP|
My husband and I did a similar road trip in November 2017, so I can give you some advice. It is going to be HOT in June, so be prepared! West Texas heat is not humid like SE/Central Texas, so you won't realize how much you are actually sweating, and it's very easy to become dehydrated. Make sure you bring and drink plenty of water with you, and wear a sun hat and sunscreen whenever you are outside. We brought a cooler with us and kept water and picnic food in it, and that was extremely...More