Thursday, 31 December 2015

Mercer Caverns - Murphys, CA

On the way to Sacramento, (ok, so it's not ON the way- we took a detour :) ..) we decided to stop by Murphys and visit the Mercer caverns. Caverns are so mysterious and awesome, but I don't want to explore one on our own, so we opted for the tour of Mercer Caverns. The drive on Highway 4 to Mercer Caverns is beautiful, with fall colors showing and lots of old stagecoaches dotting the way.

The tours are offered hourly, and the tickets cost $15.50 for adults for adults and $8.75 for children 12 and under. 

The cavern is narrow and steep, but not too difficult - the 5 y.o. did it with ease. The enthusiastic tour guide did a fair job of explaining the history of the cavern and keeping the group together. There are many different types of limestone formations to see here, and in a nice, family friendly setting.

On the drive out we discovered that there are more caverns in the area, maybe a visit for another day!

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