Cave tours free today

Even more freebies await at the Oregon Caves, where it's the national monument's annual community open house.

Free cave tours will begin at 9 a.m. and depart from the cave entrance every 10 to 15 minutes throughout the day. The final tour will depart at 6 p.m. Cave tours last about 80 minutes, and 15 people can go with each group.

The caves are about 20 miles from Cave Junction.

Cave managers expect a large turnout for the event. Visitors should bring a light jacket or sweater; temperatures in the caves average 44 degrees.

Tours are considered moderately strenous and children must be at least 42 inches tall.

Details: 592-2100, Ext. 225.

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