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Mercer Caverns, Murphys

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  • 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 his...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 ind...  more »
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  • Like some of the other reviewers, we had a problem with the guide, Bernard, on our tour. He was rude at the very beginning and insulted/mocked one of the other tourists that was having trouble keeping up with the group. I should have insisted to go with a different guide later on, but unfortunately didn't and my experience suffered because of it. At $17, the tour is a bit pricey for the size of the cave. However, I was impressed with the different formations that were there. There are a lot of stairs that are very steep, low ceilings, and it is damp; however, I never felt unsafe. There are handrails throughout and the pace of the tour is very relaxed. A couple of the tourists on the group had a very hard time with all the stairs, so this isn't for everyone. They have a nice little souvenir shop whose prices, I thought, were amazingly low for a tourist destination. We were excited and planned to buy a bunch of items after the tour, but the guide soured our experience so we left without purchasing anything additional. Overall, a fun little cave to walk through; I just wish they trained the guides better.
  • Great place to check out. The cavern tour was pretty awesome and was worth the ticket. It is a small town and the downtown seems pretty good. Roughly 100 miles from east bay.
  • Very cool geology experience for those into that kind of thing. Not the best for kids but still kid friendly (it can get claustrophobic in some places). The whole tour takes about 45 minutes and you have to be in mild walking shape...there's quite a few stair flights you have to walk up to get out.
  • Not going to lie, I smoke a huge joint the size of a baby's arm before I walked into this place... Man on man, can a human being taken so much intense energy from beautiful mother Earth's lungs... I strongly recommend you visit this place, if you don't smoke weed, maybe you should start now that is finally legal, after so many people been in prisoned for what?... A plant?! ..psh.. anyways the staff has memorized the script so good, they make you feel like you lived in there for a few decades.
  • Jules was awesome!! Super knowledgeable, funny and friendly. We learned a lot and sincerely enjoyed our tour. Thank you Jules.
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