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Oregon Caves National Monument

19000 Caves Hwy, Cave Junction, OR 97523-9746
+1 541-592-2100
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Super cool!

We loved the caves! Fascinating geological wonder - beautiful and intimidating. Our guide, Ethan... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathleen D
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San Francisco, California
A great workout, while enjoying the beauty of nature

Before you go to this special site; check on their open times. The park usually closes in mid... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nikki M
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Sacramento, California
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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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"low ceilings"
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"cool cave"
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"candlelight tour"
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"minute tour"
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"park ranger"
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"nature trail"
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"stairs to climb"
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"bring a jacket"
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"visitor center"
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"tour guide was very knowledgeable"
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"great tour"
in 21 reviews
"above ground"
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"entire tour"
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"worth the trip"
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"historic chateau"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Nikki M
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Reviewed March 4, 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 January 23, 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 January 21, 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 January 6, 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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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

I love the caves. We took the grandkids 7 and 11. The little one was a little scared at first. Great place to go to cool off in the summer. All the staff at the caves and Chateau are great!

Thank Tresa D
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Reviewed December 8, 2017

Oregon caves is located in peaceful remote area off interstate 5, this national monument is well maintained and best to visit in Summer

Thank Rajendran H
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

A nice cave to visit offering different types of tours. You will have to schedule your tour in advance. I took the basic tour but was thrilled to be able to visit this cave. Outside of the cave there are a few hiking trails.

Thank hoef972
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

Site is about a 30 minute drive from Cave Junction on a very twisty narrow road. Arrived just before 3 PM and were told that the only tour left was a 4 PM 1 hr. Candle Light Tour. Waited around and took that tour rather...More

1  Thank James H
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Lezlea H
July 1, 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
March 14, 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
September 28, 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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