Moaning Cavern Adventure Park
Moaning Cavern holds the largest vertical chamber in a public cavern that you can see in California. In fact, it's so big, it could hold the entire Statue of Liberty!
We offer guided Walk Tours, which are suitable for the entire family, 165-foot rope Rappels into the cave, which are the most thrilling way to see the main gift certificateschamber, and challenging 3-hour caving Adventure Trips beginning with the optional rappel. Experience Moaning Cavern's thrilling new above ground activity.The New Zip Line also, now available, our custom built 32-ft tall Climbing Tower has easy to hard climbing routes and is suitable for the entire family!
On our first visit here to the Cavern, we took the 45 minute "Cavern Walk Tour." In that tour, our guide took us through marble passages and down 234 stairs. At the bottom we were told that we were 165 feet below the ground. Our guide explained that excavations were conducted in which they discovered the bones of prehistoric people who fell into the cavern thousands of years ago. He went onto explain the history and geology of the cavern and said that further explorations have traced the cavern to its current depth of 410 feet. On our second visit here, we skipped the Caverns and went right for the zip-line that they installed in 2007. From a distance, the ride down the zip-line appeared like it would be long but in reality; it was over in seconds, at least that's how I felt. The ride down was also pretty loud because of the cables. While lying down, you can see the ground moving pretty fast past you and the wind blowing by your face. It was a great experience, but like in all good rides, it was too short! They said they were going to add another longer zip-line sometime in the near future and we will be there when that occurs! The only drawback was the cost, which I thought was pricey considering the one-way ride! If it wasn't so much, we would've done it two or three more times! I can just imagine what the longer line will cost once they set that up but I'm sure my son and I will be back for more.
Staff and facilities were great. During the tour of the cave the staff played well with the kids and kept their attention quite well. I do wish the pricing was a little more friendly for larger families. I don't understand why adults are twice as much as kids for the tour? Overall, it was a good time and enjoyable to all the age ranges we brought. It was a fun way to kill a half day.
I love caves! Moaning Cavern is gorgeous to see, but be prepared because you're going to have to descend 235 stairs to get in there. If you're adventurous, you can also try the 165 ft rappel into the cavern instead of taking the stairs down. However, those stairs are the only way out of of cave! While you're there, hop on those zip lines because they are a blast. Don't forget to go visit the amazing resident bird, Cuddles the Moluccan Cockatoo. He loves to strut, show off and chat with you! There is also a 3 hour spelunking adventure available here. It's by reservation only, but absolutely worth it!!!!!
Staff were fun and friendly. Made my wife and I feel safe when we took our daughter on the zip line for her fourth birthday. The cave tour was very interesting.
I've been to moaning carvers 10+ times and the beauty of the cave never ceases to amaze me! I highly recommend visiting!