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Caverns of Sonora

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Address: Sonora, TX
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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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Pricey but Stunning

Get off the interstate and go see these caverns. The caves are simply stunning, with some incredibly rare types of formations. It's a long walk too, so you get to spend a lot of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Amarillo, Texas
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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Get off the interstate and go see these caverns. The caves are simply stunning, with some incredibly rare types of formations. It's a long walk too, so you get to spend a lot of time underground. At $20, the entrance fee is a little steep, but for such a unique experience it's worth it.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

to think that we almost missed this awesome cavern. I had been reading another blog when I came across this cavern. Though you are looking close to 3 hours from San Antonio it is a must to see. We lucked out and got a small group. The guide was awesome. Didn't go too fast, funny, and knowledgeable. The formations are... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Quite literally in the middle of nowhere, this is a hidden Texas gem. It lies off back roads off Interstate 10 about 180 miles west of San Antonio and well worth the trip. The visitor center is somewhat primitive and rustic, but that's part of the appeal. The staff is friendly and informative. In addition to various souvenirs which include... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We toured this unique cavern. Fantastic formations. We camped in the campground. Water, electricity and a bath house. Deer, armadillo and peacock all around. Our dog loved the area. It's about 5 miles off I-10. Well worth the stop anytime of year.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 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 25 November 2016

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 12 November 2016 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 31 October 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 22 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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