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Mercer Caverns

Sheep Ranch Road, Murphys, CA
+1 209-728-2101
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Visit to the cavern was fun & bit of adventure. Walking down and up 440 steps (total) was not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun, interesting, had a great time!

The staff were very friendly, and the cavern tour a lot of fun. It descends quite deep, on steep... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Sheep Ranch Road, Murphys, CA
+1 209-728-2101
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit to the cavern was fun & bit of adventure. Walking down and up 440 steps (total) was not that difficult. We went there on a hot afternoon and it was pretty cool once you enter the cave. Very pleasant experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were very friendly, and the cavern tour a lot of fun. It descends quite deep, on steep stairs at times, and through narrow spaces. All of that adds a challenge, but it also adds to the fun! Our guide was very knowledgeable, and...More

Thank cheetahfan9
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

The little store is where you buy your tickets for tours every hour on the 1/2 hour. The cave us deep down with lots of steps. Beautiful! Worth going to. They also have a little area panning for gems (u buy a bag of dirt...More

Thank evafrancis
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Took our friends from out of county for a visit to Mercer Caverns. They loved is, as did we. The tour guide was very informative and engaging. Defiantly a place to go for an educational and fun trip.

Thank JawaBob
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

The turn off Main street looks like your going the wrong way, but just follow the narrow road. Very nice visitor center and grounds. The tour was very nice, lots of stairs going down and of course back up. Along the way, neat formations, some...More

Thank Edward V
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Thought the cavern was beautiful, from the entrance to the exit. The guide was knowledgeable and able to answer questions thrown her way. Great story behind the discovery of the cave.

Thank JabAeb
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Cool place for an hour or so. Interesting how the cavern came about. Some steps not wheelchair accessible.

Thank pookiebunsmom
Reviewed 6 December 2016

If you're claustrophobic this likely isn't for you. Having said that I did have a couple of episodes of MILD anxiety but I'm really glad I did this tour. The caverns are amazing/spectacular and you will get quite a leg work out while you're at...More

Reviewed 16 November 2016

The underground caverns are by tour only. There are many stairs and narrow passages throughout.So cool seeing the formations growing from the ceiling and floor.stalagtites and stalagmites Amazing to see the formations grown from springs and a slow drip. Angel wings and vegetables are two...More

Thank Yosemitesteve
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We stopped at Mercer Cavern after going to Moaning Cavern. They're within about 10 miles of each other so it's easy to hit both in one day. Mercer cave was pretty interesting with many of the same formations as Moaning Cavern, but Mercer it's a...More

3  Thank dasfoto
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17 June 2017|
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Response from evafrancis | Reviewed this property |
call. they are very helpful. they answer their phone. I called before going just to make sure they were open on a holiday. there is a very low hang that you have to squeeze through. hope this helps.
29 July 2016|
Response from RogerWi | Reviewed this property |
Summer hours have the first tour at 9:30 and the last at 5:00 every day of the week. Winter hours the first tour is 10:30 and the last 4:00. The cost for adults is $16.00.
26 July 2016|
Response from vflohr | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just saw this question -- how did you like it?