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Cave in Oregon Caves National Monument

Oregon Caves

The cave – there's only one – contains about 3 miles of passages, explored via 90-minute walking tours that expose visitors to dripping chambers and 520 rocky steps. The trail, which requires ducking at times, follo…
Museum in Oregon Caves National Monument

Kerbyville Museum

A surprisingly good museum for the tiny town of Kerby, 2 miles north of Cave Junction, with fascinating old relics from Native American baskets to taxidermy and an old View-Master stereoscope (the idea for which sta…
Deli in Oregon Caves National Monument

Taylor's Country Store

Wonderfully local joint with tables surrounded by a large meat counter and refrigerated cases. Good for breakfast, while lunch means hot or cold deli sandwiches and burgers. Fancier dinners are served on weekends, w…
Zoo in Oregon Caves National Monument

Great Cats World Park

For something completely different, check out this big cat zoo 1.5 miles south of Cave Junction. This interactive preserve for rare and endangered felines proves cats are trainable – even if they're big enough to ea…
Pizza in Oregon Caves National Monument

Wild River Brewing & Pizza Co

This is a link in a small but good restaurant-brewery chain. There are large family tables inside, but if it's sunny, the back deck (overlooking a creek) is the place to be. Lots of sandwiches are available, too.