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Mercer Caverns

Sheep Ranch Road, Murphys, CA
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Great place to see Mother Nature at her finest.

The Caverns had a lot of interesting formations and designs all created by Mother Nature. Our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JDtravel4fun
Amazing formations and colors.

A great guided tour, easy to do, it lasts 45 minutes., 440 steps down and up. The cavern... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Caverns had a lot of interesting formations and designs all created by Mother Nature. Our guide Tim did an excellent job telling us how the formations are formed. He had great knowledge on the history of the cavern. We loved all of the names...More

Thank JDtravel4fun
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great guided tour, easy to do, it lasts 45 minutes., 440 steps down and up. The cavern temperature is 55 degrees year round. Beautiful formations and breathtaking color of the same.

Thank silvanacappella
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Only a few minutes from downtown Murphy's, can't believe we have never been here in all the years of wine tasting trips! First, do not go if you have wine tasting already! It is definitely not for individuals with weak knees, problems breathing, or problems...More

Thank Jazzed51
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Wow does it get DARK down there when they turn the lights off! VERY cool place to take family, but not if they have difficulty walking down a path of long narrow stairs. Worthwhile to see!

Thank arn0ld1981
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

This is a nice walking tour with a friendly, knowledgeable guide... 160 feet down and back. There are many great formations!

Thank Rick L
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

We had a great guide who gave us the interesting history of the cavern. The highlight was experiencing absolute darkness. Definitely worth the trip.

Thank Eric C
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

The first time you visit caverns, it is amazing. These are no exception. However, I didn't note anything particularly unique about these caverns. The 45 minute tour goes down 16 stories + more than 200 stairs and then back up 16 stories and 200+ stairs....More

2  Thank 523SM523
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

I have been on many cave tours I loved the tour guide and she stopped many times and gave us much info about what we were seeing and also many picture taking opportunites. Tho I have to admit I was hurting for 3 days afterwards....More

Thank peterpanjaffray
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We were a little unsure of the 16 story walk down, (then back up!) trip to the bottom of the caverns. It was not too bad; very enjoyable and worth the leg work. We made several stops along the was to take pictures and catch...More

1  Thank pds1231
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Just been on the tour, and one is the best cavern tours we have done. Very simple tour nothing too hard or small to squeeze through and loads of interesting facts about the guy who found it. Good use of a morning.

Thank johnpw1
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Oleg G
10 December 2017|
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Response from Rick L | Reviewed this property |
Murphys Hotel, Murphys Inn, or Murphys Suites... all good,
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Amazonian_Adventurer
17 June 2017|
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Response from evafrancis | Reviewed this property |
call. they are very helpful. they answer their phone. I called before going just to make sure they were open on a holiday. there is a very low hang that you have to squeeze through. hope this helps.
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paulinajacobs65
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Response from RogerWi | Reviewed this property |
Summer hours have the first tour at 9:30 and the last at 5:00 every day of the week. Winter hours the first tour is 10:30 and the last 4:00. The cost for adults is $16.00.
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