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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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If you have never been in a cave this is a good experience. It is a good education and at the same time entertaining. It requires about a mile hike and over 500 stairs so it... read more

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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Wilsonville, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have never been in a cave this is a good experience. It is a good education and at the same time entertaining. It requires about a mile hike and over 500 stairs so it keeps everyone involved.

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Walla Walla, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a 90 minute hike, crawl, funky walk, limbo tour through the dark, damp, underground. They don't want you to take your own flashlight because its distracting to have people shining them all over the place while the guide is working. So, stick one in your pocket and leave it there until you need it. There are over 500... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing caves. Worth the drive to get there. Things to know: The website says you must have reservations, though it's probably a good idea, we were late, they pushed us to the next tour that was 20 minutes later, and several people came in with out reservations and didn't have to wait too long. Peak times might be a different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The cave tours were fabulous. We took both the Discovery and Off-Trails tours. Really exciting and different. I would highly recommend both.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best way to insure you will enjoy this cave is to do your homework. Yes, this walk is strenuous. Consider your personal fitness and be realistic. You climb 500 steps and walk down a dirt path back. There is bending and stooping (no crawling). The steps are wet. Read the unfavorable review - the problems are easy to avoid.... More 

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Louisville KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As NPs go, I've been to a score or more, this is the first to leave me breathless in the Heart of a Mountain in many ways. First the road to the site (46) has miles of twists and turns, some causing me to hold my breath as we looked over steep edges, but it is really safe. Next the... More 

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Rialto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Oregon Caves tour provides a wonderful look below the ground. The guide explained the development of the caves and the history surrounding them. There are a lot of stairs and a bit of "crab walking" because they are short in places. A fun adventure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time on our tour, I was impressed at our young Rangers knowledge, humor and ability to lead our very diverse group. I was afraid it was not going to go well and she kept the attention of both the littles and the adults. Great attitude, well kept and very good leadership skills. The cave speaks for... More 

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Brookings, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guides do a great job of telling visitors about the caves, their history and evolution. The area is wonderful for hiking too... AND when it is hot down in the valley, it is so much cooler and pleasant at the caves... and down in the caves, cooler still. The exhibits are fun to read, with a whole new section... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Other than the long winding road to get to the monument, it is 100% worth checking out. We also did not know that you can stay there overnight which will will try the next time we are in Cave Junction.

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