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Oregon Caves National Monument

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Address: 19000 Caves Hwy, Cave Junction, OR 97523-9746
Phone Number: +1 541-592-2100
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The Oregon Caves is a place of adventure, wonder, and discovery. The...

The Oregon Caves is a place of adventure, wonder, and discovery. The experience of exploring the caves; twisting and winding passage is experience worth a visit in its own right. So too is the other-worldly beauty of stalactites, stalagmites, and other mysterious calcite flowstone formations within. Less obvious, the cave wends beneath the Siskiyou Mountains, offering an inside-out vantage of the most geologically complex region in North America. Hidden within too, these caverns shelter more indigenous (only found here) cave species known anywhere west of the Mississippi. Come feel the wonder of this underground treasure buried deep beneath the folds of southwest Oregon's Siskiyou Mountains.

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So much awesomeness

Totally worth the drive and any kind of wait you have for a tour. Explore the hotel while you wait, totally cool. We did not have time to try the cafe, unfortunately. Looked like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Karen C
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Susanville, California
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Susanville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Totally worth the drive and any kind of wait you have for a tour. Explore the hotel while you wait, totally cool. We did not have time to try the cafe, unfortunately. Looked like they had some tasty craft beers. Bring a sweatshirt and comfy shoes and have fun

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a truly fantastic place and it should be a National Park. Had a great guide this time. This is not an easy hike- lots of stairs- one lady in front of me was huffing and puffing, but she was a trooper and made it all the way through. There are entire waterfalls inside those caverns, and the rest... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

90 minutes underground was wonderful. The caves are beautiful and guides very informative. Many stairs and some low clearances but not really strenuous. Kids became Jr. Rangers. Make a reservation before you get there. Tours sell out. Great diner experience in the Chateau--no tables only counter. Felt like a meal in the 1950's. Get a shake you will burn it... More 

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Central Coast, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our party consisted of older folks (in their 70's) and I want to alert you that you need to be in good shape to do this tour. It is 90 minutes of stairs, up and down, and some tight spots to squeeze thru. Some stairs have hand railings and some do not, and of course you must not touch the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Traveling on the super winding mountain road is worth the effort to get there. Maybe that's what keeps it true to its purpose to celebrate beautiful places and not be touristy. We weren't fighting huge motor homes and shoving crowds. Folks were there enjoying it. Everyone was super friendly.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The tour guide was very knowledgeable. The caves were awesome and beautiful. Very glad we took the little side trip up the windy road. There were some trails outside the caves that if we had more time it would have been nice to explore.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great stop if you're in the area. The guide was funny and informative. My daughter had so much fun she even completed the pamphlet to become a junior ranger. I've been to several caves similar to this, but this was one of my favorites. There are several places where it's a tight fit and you have to... More 

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Long Beach, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun evening tour. Our kids enjoyed it. Beautiful place. I loved just hiking around the area. The staff were nice to just a bit odd.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guide was very knowledgable and humorous, which made the tour of the amazing caves very joyful. These are bar far one of the biggest and oldest cave Ive seen. But the best was the cafeteria outside which serves the most delicious shakes. A very classic retro style milkshake cafe. Cannot be missed!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you've never done the candlelight tour I highly recommend it It brings a whole new perspective to the caves

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