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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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First time in a cave and this was a great place to start!

Short wait until it was our turn but we browsed the gift shop area while we waited. The tour was just the 2 of us and the guide so we were able to take our time and ask as many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
SBMinTX
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Bastrop, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My granddaughter and I made this stop in July. I had emailed them previously for a schedule of start times and never heard back so we took a gamble. Fortunately, we only had about a 20 minute wait. The groups are small, 12 people, which was really nice. It is warm, humid, and a lot of steps. I wasn't asked... More 

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Thank Jan K
cavernsofsonora, Guest Relations Manager at Caverns of Sonora, responded to this review

Hi Jan, I'm sort you had a bad purchase experience. Can you remember who sold you the tickets? Who was your tour guide? We have a structured tour, certain areas of the cave or were you highlight certain things as a guide. Any info you can provide can help us to remedy the problem and insure a quality experience for... More 

Bastrop, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Short wait until it was our turn but we browsed the gift shop area while we waited. The tour was just the 2 of us and the guide so we were able to take our time and ask as many questions as we wanted without feeling rushed. The caves themselves were amazing to see. Oh and be sure to try... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I started seeing billboards on I-10 while heading west from Kerrville, advertising the Caverns of Sonora. We were headed to Carlsbad and planned to see Carlsbad Caverns the next day, but couldn't resist a detour to see the amazing caves in Sonora. The guided tour gets you right next to the stalactites and stalagmites, in fact our... More 

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Thank SueOlson57
Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stop by on our way home from vacation. Enjoyed the Caverns, guide was informative. Really loved the history of this place. If you like caves, I recommend this one. Lots to see.

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Thank wolfkr88
Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was amazing. The cavern is filled with unique formations. The tour guide was funny and knowledgeable. Was a great Family experience.

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Thank Brandi M
Richmond, Texas (near Houston)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These caverns are beautiful, still active, and the features are close- sometimes close enough to duck or walk sideways. Although they say be prepared for a vigorous walk, it is due to moisture and a few steep areas- however handrails were available for most steep parts. I like that it is tour only- I enjoyed Carlsbad as well, but telling... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! We booked this tour. It requires you to wear jeans and an old shirt. They give you hard hats and knee pads. Touring parts of the caves that others will never see, you crawl, scoot, and rappel throughout the cave. If you want adventure then this is it. You have to belly crawl( army crawl) and it's challenging but... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a big cave/cavern person but this was worth the trip. It takes a little bit of effort for the 1.75 tour and there are a lot of stairs/ramps. Worth every minute.

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Thank Stephen1963
Cibolo, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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 July 9, 2016

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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