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Sonora, Texas: Caverns of Sonora

A still-active cave with lots of delicate formations. No garish colored lighting. Claims to be one of the most mineral-decorated caves in the world. Key formation: "The Snake Pit."

1711 Pvt Rd 4468, Sonora, TX
Eight miles west of the city. I-10 exit 392. Drive south 5.5 miles on Caverns Rd. Bear left onto Pvt Rd 4468. Drive 1.5 miles to the cave.
Summer daily 8-6; off-season 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $18.
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Caverns of Sonora.

Caverns of Sonora

Totally loved these caverns! What a surprise, as we drove on a dirt road for quite a while to get there. Kids loved it. The tour is long -- like 60-90 minutes.

[Dan, 05/21/2022]

Caverns of Sonora.

Caverns of Sonora

Beautiful caverns with a crazy story on how they were discovered. Great tour.

[Chrissy, 05/13/2016]

The cave opened for tours in 1960. It contains many delicate, still-active formations, and claims to be one of the most formation-rich public caves in the world.

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