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La Jolla Cave - Sunny Jim Cave
Gallery of Pictures - Photographs - La Jolla, California

A Scenic Photographic Tour of "Sunny Jim Cave" Tunnel and Cave Store. An historic landmark, The Cave Store is home of the world famous Sunny Jim Cave. You can access this unique and beautiful cave through a man-made tunnel from the Cave Store from which you can enter Sunny Jim Cave by land. Named "Sunny Jim" by Frank Baum of Wizard of Oz fame. The mouth of the cave reminded people of W. W. Denslow's cartoon charcter "sunny Jim" who was a mascot for the British Force Wheat cereal products of the 1920's.

Two year's work by laborers hired by Gustav Shultz in 1902 and 1903, using only pick and shovel, gave this cave to the American public. Several years after it's completion, 145 steps were built into the lighted tunnel. These steps descend from the Cave Store to the main chamber of Sunny Jim Cave.

The Cave Store
1325 Cave St. La Jolla, CA 92037
Phones: (858) 459-0746, (858) 456-1886 • Open daily, Call for hours.
$4 Adults, $3 Children 16 and under. http://www.cavestore.com/


tunnel and cave store - la jolla, california
tunnel and cave store - la jolla, california
tunnel and cave store - la jolla, california
Tunnel and Cave Store,
La Jolla, California
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Tunnel and Cave Store,
La Jolla, California
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Tunnel and Cave Store,
La Jolla, California
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tunnel and cave store - la jolla, california
the cave store - la jolla, california
sunny jim cave - la jolla, california
Tunnel and Cave Store,
La Jolla, California
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Tunnel and Cave Store,
La Jolla, California
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View of Sunny Jim Cave
in La Jolla, CA - 10
D70 - March 06

tunnel to sunny jim cave - la jolla, california
tunnel to sunny jim cave - la jolla, california
entrance to sunny jim cave - la jolla, california
First view of stairway down into
Sunny Jim Cave - 07
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Going back up the
tunnel's 145 steps - 12
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Entrance to Sunny Jim Cave
La Jolla, California
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tunnel to sunny jim cave - la jolla, california
bottom of tunnel - sunny jim cave - la jolla, california
sunny jim cave - la jolla, california
Down the 145 steps
of the tunnel to
Sunny Jim Cave
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Bottom of tunnel, first sight of
Sunny Jim Cave,
La Jolla, California
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Ocean entrance view,
Sunny Jim Cave,
La Jolla, California
D70 - March 06




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