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Oregon Caves National Monument

19000 Caves Hwy, Cave Junction, OR 97523-9746
+1 541-592-2100
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A Beautiful and Interesting Place

This was very interesting. You need to sign up for a tour, preferably in advance as they sell out... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Susan M
via mobile
Incredible natural wonder; worth the trip

What an incredible natural wonder. Amazing limestone and marble rock formations millions of years... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Forest Grove, Oregon
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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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  • Average4%
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“low ceilings” (8 reviews)
“park service” (8 reviews)
“minute tour” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
19000 Caves Hwy, Cave Junction, OR 97523-9746
+1 541-592-2100
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was very interesting. You need to sign up for a tour, preferably in advance as they sell out. The discovery tour was about 90 minutes. The rangers were friendly, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. The cave itself was very interesting and they have a great display...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an incredible natural wonder. Amazing limestone and marble rock formations millions of years in the making. We got really lucky with our guide, Alexander. He was thorough, informative, and patient with my 8 year old twins many comments and questions. He has a real...More

Thank travel2424
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second tour, and we found it to be even better than when we went 30 years ago. Be advised there is some stooping, stair climbing, and a fair amount of walking. It is not for the frail. Also, some people find being...More

1  Thank Gary N
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We drove in from Medford in the early morning. Left at 6:30 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. booked cave "Discovery" tour. It about 1.5 hours of driving during midweek. the cost of the tour was $10 each for adults. You should definitely book online at...More

1  Thank Cameron B
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We had a great tour of the Oregon Caves, led by Ranger Hanna. She did a wonderful presentation, telling us the history and geology of the caves. This is well worth the drive to experience such an amazing place.

Thank LisaT503
Reviewed 8 June 2017

First trip to Oregon Caves. Our tour was lead by Ranger Jackie, who made it so special. She was very knowledgeable and fun. Try to schedule your tour with her. As for the cave, it was amazing! I wish we could have stayed at the...More

Thank markh782017
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This was the highlight of our Oregon trip. There are tons of stairs but the tour keep stopping along the way for information so you get lots of breaks. It was informative, fun and a good workout.

Thank YvetteRH
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

This place is a treasure. Super neat cave but very very cold and wet inside. We even saw bats! Loved it!

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We took the half tour and it was perfect for my arthritic knees. Alex was not only very entertaining but he was respectful of the age group. Great tour!

1  Thank Paula K
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Good for children and adults who've never been in a cave before. This is a "tiny" cave where much of the 90 min. tour is squatting and walking. No problem, but the overheads should be lighted some instead of being completely black. I hit my...More

Thank Jim A
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Lezlea H
1 July 2017|
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Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
Not at all. There are many stairs and narrow passages.
14 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'.
27 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