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Moaning Caverns Adventure Park

Gold miners first explored Moaning Caverns in the 1840’s and 1850’s. Today, visitors enter by descending a metal spiral staircase for cave tours and family adventure!  

Attractions & activities

Add one or more of our above ground activities when you visit us for a cave tour! Pan for gold or test your axe throwing aim in the heart of gold country when you visit us at Moaning Caverns Adventure Park!

Plan your day

With so much to do, even your littlest adventurers and seasoned travelers will find a full day of fun at Moaning Caverns. Consider us your personal travel guide – we’ll walk you through the perfect adventure for everyone in your group.

Cave tours

Home to the largest single cave chamber in California, choose from two tours from family friendly to something more wild and adventurous! Have fun while hearing the history and intrigue of Moaning Caverns!
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Build your day around a cave tour

Each of our guided cave tours leads you deep within the heart of Moaning Caverns. Travel underground on one of our tours and you’ll find ancient rock formations, a bit of history and unfortgettable adventure. 


Spiral Tour

Moaning Caverns is home to the largest single cave chamber in California. The Spiral Chamber Tour leads visitors on a tour into the marble deposit of the Calaveras Formation over 165 feet before funneling into smaller passageways. Visitors may view the cavern’s main chamber by walking and climbing the narrow wooden staircase to a flat platform 65 feet underground. For the truly athletic and adventurous, from there, a ten story spiral staircase leads down to a second platform at the base of the chamber.


Expedition Tour

Our Expedition Tour is an experience you will remember for the rest of your life. Most areas are undeveloped, so there are no lights, stairs, or walkways. Instead, visitors daringly explore by climbing and belly crawling with lighted helmets to show the way! Online Reservations are required for the Expedition Tour at least 48 hours in advance.

Elevate your adventure

Attractions & Activities

Explore and soar when you visit Moaning Caverns Adventure Park. Pair your outdoor activities with a cave tour to keep your group entertained for hours!

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Unique gifts & shopping

While enjoying the various activities the park has to offer, be sure to explore the gift shop where you will find a nice variety of souvenirs such as shirts, hats, glassware and more, as well as unique gifts, jewelry, and fun stuff for all ages. Don’t forget to grab a snack – we have ice cream, chips, candy, trail mix and more, as well as an assortment of cold drinks.


Axe Throwing

Axe throwing is sweeping the country as a way to relieve stress and have fun in a controlled and safe environment. Have a friendly competition or just test your aim when you try to hit the bullseye in our axe throwing lanes at Moaning Caverns Adventure Park!

Must be at least 12 years old to throw axes.

Cost : $20 per lane for one person to throw up to 10 minutes. $60 per lane for an unlimited number of participants who meet the age requirements to throw for 30 minutes.


Panning for gemstones

Just like miners used to pan for gold during the California Gold Rush of the 1800’s, relive what it was like to be a prospector and pan for your very own gemstone collection at our Sluice. Everyone is guaranteed to find some! Panning for sluice is fun for the whole family, and kids get a kick out of finding their own souvenirs to bring home.

Affordable fun

Deals & coupons

Our discounts and deals make it easy to save on an adventure that’s just your style. They are designed for maximum fun, savings and entertainment, whether you’re a family looking for kid friendly activities, seeking an adrenaline rush, or a member of our distinguished armed forces. We’ve made it easy to find the deal that’s just right for you! 

Upcoming events

Happening now

See what’s happening at Moaning Caverns Adventure Park and join us in celebrating California with our family friendly events and activities! At Moaning Caverns we support and partner with our community, our sister attractions, neighbors and friends to bring you events that will entertain all ages. 

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Advance online reservations highly recommended as tours may sell out. Walk-in availability is not guaranteed.

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Open/Closing Info
Sunday - Open 11am & Last Tour 3pm (No Expedition Tours)
Monday - Closed
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