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Caverns of Sonora

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Address: Sonora, TX
Phone Number: +1 325-387-3105
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The Caverns of Sonora is a National Natural Landmark and ranks as one of...

The Caverns of Sonora is a National Natural Landmark and ranks as one of the most beautiful show caves in the world.

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Amazing nature

Amazing place to see. I took the guided tour with only two others and still had a great experience. Obviously a must see when you're near Sonora. Even the animals outside to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Mikael O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing place to see. I took the guided tour with only two others and still had a great experience. Obviously a must see when you're near Sonora. Even the animals outside to the caverns are enjoyable. Just drive carefully.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These caverns are the best i've ever seen. The guided tour is very interesting thanks to motivated guides. The shop nearby is also nice. Recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I traveled to The Caverns of Sonora during a road trip to Austin, Tx. We had just traveled over 10 hrs on the I10 to arrive at the caverns after dark. We were greeted by very nice residents of the property, and felt welcomed. We planned on camping at the campsite in the back of our truck.... More 

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This cave has so many beautiful formations, and the tour we took was very informative and lasted around 1 1/2 hours. We definitely recommend visiting this cavern.

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Kerrvillle, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was the only cave in Texas I had not visited. After the tour I have no doubt that I saved the best for last! Rita was an excellent tour guide.

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Avalon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

If you like caves, you will probably LOVE this one. It is a long tour and it takes a while till the tour gets to the really neat parts. (I was almost regretting having to wait an hour for a tour.) Lots of cave coral on stalactites and stalagmites. Very unusual formations of helectites (growing at unusual angles). Be aware... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The Sonora Caverns are one of the most beautiful in Texas when it comes to natural formations. I am very fond of these caverns as they were the first caverns I ever visited in Texas, or for that matter anywhere else. The tour is comprehensive and fun, however this is a warm and humid cavern so hydrating prior to touring... More 

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the caverns in the morning and we were the first tour going in that day (9:45). The tour usually takes abour 1 hour 45 min but ours was more than 2 hours. Our tour guide -Rita- was simply brilliant, telling us a lot about the cave's formation, history and a lot about herself and living in a... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Be prepared it's very humid and drink lots of water before entering the cave as they don't allow beverages inside the cavern. But it's definitely worth checking out if you happen to be in the area.

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San Antonio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My cousins were visiting from Sweden and I wanted to show them things they wouldn't necessarily see back home, or on their many travels, so the Caverns came to mind. Having been at least twice before, years ago, I knew it was a unique experience. I worried about my now weaker knees and 360 steps (one way), but made it... More 

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