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Oregon Caves National Monument

19000 Caves Hwy, Cave Junction, OR 97523-9746
+1 541-592-2100
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Fun and Exciting Cave Tour

For any national Parks/Monument junkie, this place is for you. The 90 minute Caves tour is both... read more

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MontanaMike2013
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Whitefish, Montana
Outstanding - definitely worth the Drive!

The drive to Oregon Caves National Monument is a windy road that demands a slow careful drive. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ian M
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The Oregon Caves is a place of adventure, wonder, and discovery. Join your guide and a small party of fellow cave explorers for a 90-minute tour. The route wends through narrow, twisting passages with ceilings as low as 45 inches! See strangely beautiful of stalactites, stalagmites, and other mysterious calcite flowstones as you bend and stoop through rocky passages. You will long remember your tour of the Oregon Caves. The route is moderately strenuous and not recommended for people with breathing, heart, knee or back issues. Children must be 42” tall or taller, no exceptions. The cave is 44 degrees year round. Dress warm. Tours are very popular in the summer. Arrive early to avoid long waits or closures. Reservations are available at Recreation.gov. Cave tours offered late March to early November. On the surface, explore the Oregon Caves Historic District, including the Oregon Caves Chateau, a National Historic Landmark. The Chateau offers lodging and dining, early March through early October. Trail heads in the historic district will lead hikers along paths through old growth Port Orford Cedar forests, scenic overlooks of the Siskiyou Mountains, and meadows filled with wildflowers.
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“low ceilings” (12 reviews)
“minute tour” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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19000 Caves Hwy, Cave Junction, OR 97523-9746
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Reviewed today

For any national Parks/Monument junkie, this place is for you. The 90 minute Caves tour is both fun and very enlightening. Our guide, Ranger Neil, was an absolute delight who kept us both enthralled and chuckling the entire tour. The many miles of trails in...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The drive to Oregon Caves National Monument is a windy road that demands a slow careful drive. The Caves are very inexpensive to visit, costing us only $10 per person for a 90 minute guided tour! Our tour guide, Hope, was very knowledgeable and had...More

Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I guess the claustrophobia part is a given - they are caves after all. My friend thought she could tolerate it, but after passing through the entrance, she had to turn around and leave. They did give her her money back. I have been to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite the adventure into the marvels of geologic cave formations and environment. The cave tour guides (rangers) are all well versed in the history, geology, botany, and biology of the cave. The altitude and physical limitations may provide severe challenges to the prideful. I had...More

Thank Bob R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saddened by the fact that the hotel next to the caves will be close for two years starting this Sept for renovation as it is at the center of people coming here. You can also camp at a fairly primitive campground (water and toilets only)...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to the Oregon Caves a total of 4 times now. Once in the early 70's when very young, once in the mid 90's and again in 2017 and 2018. The caves are a must see and well worth the just over 1...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The caves are neat. The guided 1.5 hour tour was just right. Our ranger guide (Paul) mixed in geology and scientific information about the cave with its history as a tourist attraction while pointing out lots of different features. The cave is more about twisty...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The caves here were beautiful marble! Well worth the drive out there. There’s quite a bit of walking and climbing involved so be sure to wear your good shoes!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a little paradise. Caves are amazing. You enter another world when you discover them. Even if the place is safe, I didn't feel very comfortable in the cave. Maybe I'm claustrophobic. Otherwise, it's a beautiful area. Oregon is one of my favorite state in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've driven through Cave Junction for 30+ years and never ventured up to the caves - I always figured it was going to be some hokey tourist trap type place. Recently we camped in the area with our Boy Scout Troop and took the Scouts...More

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Lezlea H
July 1, 2017|
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Response from Cameron B | Reviewed this property |
No. Unfortunately I did not see any ADA Compliance for that. Small passages prevent it.
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chickamu2014
March 14, 2017|
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Response from George H | Property representative |
The drive up to the cave is winding and steep. There are few turnout to let cars pass by. It is not recommended for RVs over 20'.
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judyG618
September 27, 2016|
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Response from 2Small-Town-Mom | Reviewed this property |
April is a great time to visit the caves. The temperature inside the cave is 44-degrees year round, so that would not make a difference. There may be a little snow still in the area, but should not be much. April is... More
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