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Lehman Caves

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Address: Great Basin National Park, NV
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Caves which feature beautiful stalagmite and stalactite formations.

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Tours take place several times a day. It's highly recommended you book in advance, because they do sell out. There are only 20 spots on a tour. We were going in July, and I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 December 2016
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Gurnee, Illinois
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Gurnee, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Tours take place several times a day. It's highly recommended you book in advance, because they do sell out. There are only 20 spots on a tour. We were going in July, and I booked in late April, and some slots were already filled at that time. Because you are locked into a reservation slot, I would shoot for something... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

It was a great tour. I liked that they kept it to a small group of 20 people. I learned so much about the cave and the ranger was very informative. GBNP beautiful and unique but under rated national park and I personally think that they should charge more for their tours since any proceeds goes to maintenance and fixing... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Small groups tour this cave led by knowledgeable rangers. There were some cave formations we had never seen in other caves. The tour requires some walking but is not difficult.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We went on the last tour of the day, but the Ranger was well informed and our kids had a blast. We learned that there is more than mites and tites. Also how long it takes the calcium to form. Make sure you make a reservation and DO NOT wear clothes you have worn in a cave in the last... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

If you have the time, and are inclined to go off the grid a tad...then you must consider going to see Lehman Caves in Great Basin National Park...located pretty much on the Nevada - Utah border. The drive to/from is actually spectacular...it's classic "basin and range" geology...you drive along perfectly flat valleys (basins) for quite a few miles, and then... More 

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Wautoma, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We hadn't planned on doing the Lehman cave tour as we've been in many caves all over the US. Scenic drives & hiking were more on our agenda. However, we found ourselves at the Lehman Cave Visitors Center on our 1st day & it was raining. So we decided to take the cave tour. We had a short wait, so... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Have had several cave tours over the years. In the beginning, this was a disappointment.....not very spectacular and many of the stalactites & stalagmites had been broken off. This cave did not seem to be as colorful and impressive as some. However, it was somewhat more educational than some cave tours...thanks to our guide. We traveled in the off-season......if you... More 

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Sherman, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We visited Great Basin National Park, expecting to hike. We visited in the fall, when there were fewer travelers, so pre-planning or a reservation were not an issue. We have visited many caves, and found this one to be our second favorite. It has some unique formations, the walk was easy and our guide (Julie) was fun and informed.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We didn't get into the caves as they were fully booked. The visitor's center couldn't make us a reservation for the next day : bookings for the regular plannend tours could only be made by phone or by the internet (registration.gov) - but then there is no wifi at the visitor's center. For extra tours you could get tickets at... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

These caves are extensive with amazing features. There are some structures found in this cave that are found no where else in the world. The tour lasts about 90 minutes and is easily accessed by anyone. It is great for kids and great for adults. Don't visit the Great Basin area without touring the caves.

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