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Underground Magic

It was everything we had counted on. Just like pictures and better. Underground journey through... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Legend E
Oceanside, California
Spelunking is the "casual" term I guess

There's no better way to sate your anxiety than spending a few hours underground. No, really. My... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
19000 Caves Hwy, Cave Junction, OR 97523-9746
+1 541-592-2100
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

It was everything we had counted on. Just like pictures and better. Underground journey through caverns and stalactites & stalagmites the whole experience and guided with lots of information.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Legend E
Reviewed November 28, 2018

There's no better way to sate your anxiety than spending a few hours underground. No, really. My brother and I drove down here from Roseburg, and since he wasn't very accustomed to rural OR driving conditions, he figured we could just get gas at the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

Be sure and take the guided ranger tour into the cave. One of the few marble caves in the country. I have toured almost of the caves in the national park system, and this one was a real surprise. The visitor's center is great and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Boisenb
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

These are the most extensive and beautiful caves I have visited! No need for a flashlight because they are already lit up. The trail is nicely paved with hand rails and stairs. That being said, it is a pretty extensive and somewhat strenuous hike. Many...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karla T
Reviewed October 15, 2018

This national monument is very interesting. The tour takes about 2 hours and it is time well spent. The caves are cold even in the summer so be sure to wear warm clothing. In addition, if you have any issues with claustrophobia, you might want...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

We have toured Carlsbad Caverns and the Lewis and Clark Caverns. I feel like Oregon Caves held it's own and was also different enough for us to still feel like this was a new experience. This one had sounds of water as well as views...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

I really enjoyed our trip to the Oregon Caves; they were really cold inside, maybe you should consider bring gloves if you go, but be sure to bring a warm jacket (and we went when it was about 100° outside!). We had a nice tour,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

I rated this average because it was nothing special. We took the "candlelight tour", and while that did give the tour a little more pizzaz - it was just average. Our tour guide, while friendly and competent, had to act in a very odd cosplay...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TheLucky44
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Adventurous 1 and 1/2 hour scientific cave tour. Learn about cave life and the formation of this historic place. A must to see!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CynthiaOregon1
Reviewed September 3, 2018

The cave tour was wonderful. Our guide was Ranger Neil, and he made an already great experience even better. He was funny, knowledgeable, and an absolute joy . He explained things in ways that were easy to understand. I enjoyed listening to him as much...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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July 24, 2018|
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Response from 416kathyh | Reviewed this property |
They always reserve a portion of cave tour for walk-in visitors. You may have to wait but you should not have a problem getting on a cave tour.
July 24, 2018|
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Response from noelj166 | Reviewed this property |
I would expect that after Labor Day, it would be very quiet and very pleasant. If you are staying overnight, please try to stay at the Lodge as it is quite unique.
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July 1, 2017|
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Response from amysG8179GO | Reviewed this property |
The cave itself is only accessible in the first room. The rest is not accessible. In this room you can see marble on the ceiling and go in with a wheelchair. The visitor's center is not ADA accessible. The put a fold up... More
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A few days itinerary in South Oregon (11 Replies)
Hello, my wife and I are planning about a week in South Oregon (in September). We thought of having something like: Day 1: SF to Lassen National Park. And travel in the park. Day2: Lassen, Berney Fallsm (Mt. Shasta?). Sleep at Weed, CA Day 3: (Lava Beds National Monument?), Klamath Falls, Crater lake. Sleep near Crater lake Day 4: Drive to Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve. Then to Bandon/Brooking. (sleep at Bandon/Brooking) Day 5: Harris Beach State Park, Samuel Boardman State...More
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Response frommini|
Instead of Eureka you might want to spend the night at Trinidad, California. Its by the ocean and since you show interest in Mendocino, you might be interested in staying there instead of Eureka. tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g33188-Trinidad_Humb… We prefer staying in Mt. Shasta versus Weed since its more scenic with nice parks. There is a museum and one can drive over and see the lakes such as Lake Siskyou. tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g32755-Activitie… For Brooking, we liked the Best...More
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California to Washington (4 Replies)
Hello, my girlfriend and I and planning a 7 day road trip from San Francisco to Washington at the end of this month. This will both be our first time traveling North. I've done the scenic highway 1 route south to San Diego before. Ive posted in the road trip forum but hopefully i can get help here too. Therefore, I am looking for recommended things to see and do, along with routes and accomodation. Were on a budget so cheap motels will do. Keep in mind I am driving back so maybe two...More
January 05, 2017|
Response fromoregonpoppa|
As you have been advised on other forums, you can't get all that in a one week trip. Also, you'll need chains for some places and others, like Mt. St. Helens, are inaccessible in winter. And this is proving to be a very wet winter with heavy snowfall and lots of ice. Your best bet is to stick to the coast and avoid the higher altitudes and mountain passes. See how far you get in three days and adjust your itinerary accordingly..
Oregon Caves NM or Lava River Caves?? (1 Reply)
Hi, We only have room on this road trip to visit either the Lava River Caves OR the Oregon Caves National Monument. No matter how I finagle the schedule, we can not do both. SO which is recommended? I have 12 and 15 year old boys who love this type of thing. We have visited several caves in California and Arizona, but it's been a few years. Thanks!
February 19, 2017|