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Caverns of Sonora

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Truly Amazing!!!

Had no idea what to expect when we started the journey into the caverns, but was truly amazed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CCRountree
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Warner Robins, Georgia
Amazing Experience

Unique cavern with amazing features. This is a must do if you find yourself in the area or are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sshumaker61
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San Antonio, Texas
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 2 days ago

Had no idea what to expect when we started the journey into the caverns, but was truly amazed within the first few minutes. Our guide, Juan was very informative, and he allowed plenty of time for taking pictures and was great about answering all questions....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CCRountree
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unique cavern with amazing features. This is a must do if you find yourself in the area or are planning a family trip. We have visited caverns and caves all over the U.S. and this is one of our favorites.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sshumaker61
Reviewed 1 week ago

A neat cave system with more than the average number of formations in most caves. The lack of enthusiasm by the tour guide is the only reason it is rated a 4 instead of a 5.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank donaldc175
cavernsofsonora, Public Relations Manager at Caverns of Sonora, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

In sorry you had a lackluster tour if you could send me the guides name we could do some retraining.

Reviewed January 8, 2019

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
Thank T3327LBbillw
Reviewed January 3, 2019 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 December 31, 2018

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 December 29, 2018 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 December 16, 2018

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
Thank drfelippe123
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
Thank ann_banan
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
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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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Brenham, Texas
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