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Moaning Caverns is a solutional cave located in Calaveras County, California, near Vallecito, California in the heart of the state's Gold Country. It is developed in the marble of the Calaveras Formation. It was discovered in modern times by gold miners in 1851. One can visit this place and can understand the things in this cave. not at all a tour, it is a little bit adventurous too.

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Natural Bridges Trailhead

Natural Bridges Trailhead

1.94km from Moaning Caverns Adventure Park

This is a beautiful two-mile round trip hike will lead you to spectacular limestone caverns that have been carved out by Coyote Creek which feeds into New Melones Lake.

Murphys Community Park

Murphys Community Park

7.55km from Moaning Caverns Adventure Park

A beautiful public park located in the heart of Calaveras and This park holds fun musical events here (known as “First Fridays“) on the first Friday of the month from June through to the beginning of September.The park is also a beautiful place to hold your wedding or special event.

Murphys (California Historical Landmark No. 275)

Murphys (California Historical Landmark No. 275)

7.63km from Moaning Caverns Adventure Park

This is an unincorporated village located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Calaveras County, California, United States. A former gold mining settlement, the main street today is lined with over two dozen wine tasting rooms and surrounded by local vineyards. Nearby attractions include Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Bear Valley Ski Resort and historic Mercer Caverns. The world's largest crystalline gold leaf is displayed just south of town at Ironstone Vineyards.

Altaville Grammar School

Altaville Grammar School

8.5km from Moaning Caverns Adventure Park

The Altaville Grammar School in Altaville, California is one of the oldest grammar schools in California. It was built in 1858 of brick in the Greek Revival style and remained in use until 1950, when it was replaced by the Mark Twain Elementary School in Altaville. After its abandonment, it fell into disrepair, but was restored in 1989 by the Calaveras County Historical Society. The building serves now as an example of a typical schoolroom of the 19th century.

Mercer Caverns

Mercer Caverns

9.24km from Moaning Caverns Adventure Park

This is a show cave located in Calaveras county. It is named after the gold prospector Walter J. Mercer who discovered the caves around 1885 and filed a claim. It is formed in a marble unit known as the Calaveras Formation. It also contains a large display of aragonite frostwork. The standard tour of the cave descends 160 feet, 208 steps down and 232 up in a traverse between the natural and an artificial entrance.

New Melones Lake

New Melones Lake

10.15km from Moaning Caverns Adventure Park

New Melones Lake is a reservoir on the Stanislaus River in the central Sierra Nevada foothills, within Calaveras County and Tuolumne County, California. This Lake provides irrigation water, hydroelectric power, flood control, and wildlife habitat. Recreation uses include fishing, camping, and boating within the Glory Hole Recreation Area and Tuttletown Recreation Area.

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Calaveras County

Calaveras County

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Calaveras is the Spanish word for skulls; the county was reportedly named for the remains of Native Americans discovered by the Spanish explorer Captain Gabriel Moraga.

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