Wanderlust Tours

Prohibition Cave Tour


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About Prohibition Cave Tour

Adventure: Wanderlust Tours is the premier destination for cave tours in Bend, Oregon! Join us on this epic subterranean tour on Bend’s ponderosa pine-studded high desert. Our renowned naturalist guides will highlight sweet bits of these cool caverns that might not initially meet the eye. 
Naturalist Guided Experience: In 1916, Oregon reinstated Prohibition, (4 years prior to the National Prohibition). But just like today, Oregonians loved their alcohol and had a passion for producing. We will start the tour by exploring a cave in a system known to have been used to distill spirits (illegally)! Scattered around the sage-covered High Desert lie ancient caves, buried by the volcanic upheavals in centuries known to past peoples. 
Caves: We’ll discover the hidden underground world of these large cool caverns in a way that’s safe and fascinating! Leading small groups with headlamps for all, our guides will provide in-depth interpretation on the formation of the lava tubes, the wildlife habitat inside the caves and the many uses of the caves over time from Native American dwellings to cold storage for early Bend residents. Central Oregon’s caves are delicate ecosystems that few have experienced in this way.
Distillery: After caving, we’ll head to a local distillery. Guests will learn both the history and process of distilling (legally). We’ll enjoy local libations and from your most favored spirit we’ve included a happy hour cocktail of your choosing.

61535 S Hwy 97 #13, Bend, OR 97702, USA
13.18 miles away from Cog Wild


$120 per person

October 1 - May 31
1:30 PM

June 1 - September 30
2:00 PM

Transportation: Departing from our office, 20-25 minutes one-way


    • Professional naturalist guide & award-winning interpretation
      • Gear: Helmet, headlamp
        • Transportation: to the cave
          • Libations: Sample flight of Spirits & one mixed drink from Oregon Spirit Distillers
            • Tasty Treats: Light appetizers
            Please Bring

              • Your photo ID
                • Layers: Warm layers— the caves are cool!
                  • Miscellaneous Gear: Close-toed shoes, water bottle, camera
                  61535 S Hwy 97 #13, Bend, OR 97702, USA