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!
Our family had so much fun in the Moaning Cavern. We had Maddie for our tour guide and she was knowledgeable and quick on her feet and funny and wonderful all around. Afterward, we panned for gems and cracked geodes. My only complaint and reason why I can't give this four stars is because while we were sitting and eating ice cream near the zip line area the employees there (running the zip line) had extremely filthy mouths. I just think it's somewhat inappropriate to say the f-word repeatedly around customers, let alone the the children that pan for gems directly under the zip line hut.
I really liked this cave despite not touring extensive catacombs. It's one big underground room with a tall spiral staircase. There is a length of passage that is like a fissure in the rock, like a secret passage of sorts. I came away wondering if maybe all mountains are hollow and we just can't tell. The gift shop has an opening that ports into the cave from above. Natives and then settlers through stuff down the hole. A mound below is a protected heritage site. Human remains make that off limits. When we entered the gift shop some gal had rappled about fifteen feet down the hole and got scared, wanted to come back up the way she came. There was no way for the ranger to hoist her back out. He assured her everything will be fine. Eventually she kept going. Once we were in the cave the ranger pointed out where the ropes drop into the cave. The hole is in the center of the ceiling. I imagined keeping my feet against the rock wall all the way down. No can do. The rock wall disappears on all sides. It was her and that rope, one way out and that was down. I could see why she began freaking out. You can't see into the cave from the well lit visitors center she got past the last crag of well lit rock and the character of the offering contrasted starkly.
Had a Great time with my Family loved the tour guide he was full of information! The gift shop was awesome! Broke open a couple nice Geodes!!
Very informative walking tour. They also have a rope to rappel down, also an adventure tour where you crawl through the cave. They have a zip line and a large climbing rock. Reasonably priced, $9.50, kids up to 13 and adults it was like $17.50, for the walking tour. They also have a few picnic benches.
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.