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Caverns of Sonora, Sonora

4.5
#21 of 219 in Nature in Texas
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The Caverns of Sonora, a National Natural Landmark, is a unique cave located 8 miles (13 km) west of the small city of Sonora, the seat of Sutton County, Texas. It is a world-class cave because of its stunning array of calcite crystal formations, especially helictites. These helictites are found in extreme abundance, often with a rare purity and complexity. One formation is so densely packed with them, it has been dubbed the "snake pit". The founder of the National Speleological Society, Bill Stephenson, said of the cave after his first visit: "This is the most indescribably beautiful cave in the world, its beauty cannot be exaggerated, not even by a Texan."
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  • This was a fun little trip that took about 2 hours total. It was pretty warm, I thought it would be cooler :) . our guide was Gerri and she was knowledgeable and friendly. 
    This was a fun little trip that took about 2 hours total. It was pretty warm, I thought it would be cooler :) . our guide was Gerri and she was knowledgeable and friendly.  more »
  • Visited the caves on our trip through West Texas. Interesting caves, well presented. Our guide (Xavier) was fantastic. 
    Visited the caves on our trip through West Texas. Interesting caves, well presented. Our guide (Xavier) was fantastic.  more »
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  • What an amazing cave! It's still 90% active and very beautiful. The one and a half hour to is quite informative. We had Rita as a guide and she was splendid! The RV park (and camping) is quiet and nice also. Showed up yesterday for a several night stay at their calm and quiet RV Park. We were sorry their policy had changed not to allow small campers in the tent camper area under the trees though appreciate the manager's help in finding us a quiet place of our own. If you like to view birds and starts, this is the place to be!
  • Cave is really cool. It's different than other cave's. It more in your face-up close. The guide was nice. They also have RV spots with Water and electric. So good spot to stop when passing through. It's really more like 4.5. but just not there for a five star.

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