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Oregon Caves National Monument

19000 Caves Hwy, Cave Junction, OR 97523-9746
+1 541-592-2100
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Not the best cave in the world, but unique.

These are marble-based caves so that don't have quite the same look as many other caves we've been... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MARK K
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PORTLAND
Not the most scenic cave

It's a long and curvy road up to the cave. We did the 1.5 hour tour. The ranger who guided the tour... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Catellani
,
Raleigh, North Carolina
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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 beautiful of stalactites, stalagmites, and other mysterious calcite flowstones as you bend and stoop through rocky passages. You will long remember your tour of the Oregon Caves. The route is moderately strenuous and not recommended for people with breathing, heart, knee or back issues. Children must be 42” tall or taller, no exceptions. The cave is 44 degrees year round. Dress warm. Tours are very popular in the summer. Arrive early to avoid long waits or closures. Reservations are available at Recreation.gov. Cave tours offered late March to early November. On the surface, explore the Oregon Caves Historic District, including the Oregon Caves Chateau, a National Historic Landmark. The Chateau offers lodging and dining, early March through early October. Trail heads in the historic district will lead hikers along paths through old growth Port Orford Cedar forests, scenic overlooks of the Siskiyou Mountains, and meadows filled with wildflowers.
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“low ceilings” (12 reviews)
“cool cave” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
19000 Caves Hwy, Cave Junction, OR 97523-9746
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+1 541-592-2100
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"park ranger"
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"tour guide was very knowledgeable"
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"great tour"
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"above ground"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

These are marble-based caves so that don't have quite the same look as many other caves we've been in. The 90 minute tour was worth it (and one really must reserve - online).

Thank MARK K
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's a long and curvy road up to the cave. We did the 1.5 hour tour. The ranger who guided the tour was very informative and funny. The cave itself is interesting from a geological point of view, but not very scenic.

Thank Catellani
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice relaxing drive up the valley to the Oregon Cave and the Chateau(hotel, restaurant). The cave itself is interesting with many formations. Unfortunately much souvenir hunting in the late 1880’s so many broken stalactites. Most formations are light brown with a few of the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yep, this is a pretty awesome experience. Plan on spending about 2 hours in total but it’s worth it. Our guide Laurel was great.

Thank wanabkrn
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We loved the caves! Fascinating geological wonder - beautiful and intimidating. Our guide, Ethan, was really great. Also check out the beautiful hiking trails surrounding the caves.

Thank Kathleen D
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Before you go to this special site; check on their open times. The park usually closes in mid November due to snow! The tour is about 10$ per person, check on the childrens cost, if any? Get ready for a hike; and if you are...More

2  Thank Nikki M
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, exciting, and enjoyable a trip to the Oregon Caves. The helpful Guides and the magnificent scenery is worth the trip. With a large lodge with great food you can take the whole extended family for a wonderful adventure.

Thank William F
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

on the road up to the caves the journey begins, I generally like to remind the young folk to stay close as the caves have been know to house some very big feeted hairy persons. Stick tight to the Ranger as you will not want...More

2  Thank Darin D
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Before you head out here, check that the stupid federal government is doing it's job. We got all the way there to find it was closed because Congress/Senate can't do their job properly.

2  Thank getupandgone
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Best to get a reservation so that you can guarantee an entrance time to see the caves. You can see the stalactites/stalagmites and smell and 'feel' the atmosphere of the caves.

Thank converge77
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Lezlea H
1 July 2017|
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Response from Cameron B | Reviewed this property |
No. Unfortunately I did not see any ADA Compliance for that. Small passages prevent it.
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chickamu2014
15 March 2017|
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Response from George H | Property representative |
The drive up to the cave is winding and steep. There are few turnout to let cars pass by. It is not recommended for RVs over 20'.
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judyG618
28 September 2016|
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Response from 2Small-Town-Mom | Reviewed this property |
April is a great time to visit the caves. The temperature inside the cave is 44-degrees year round, so that would not make a difference. There may be a little snow still in the area, but should not be much. April is... More
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