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Address: Wadi Qumran, Israel
Phone Number:
+972 2-994-2235
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

These eleven caves were made famous when the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest...

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A significant history location

We didn't quite know what to expect until our guide showed us the caves of where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Glad we came, learned something new. Great view of the Dead Sea.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fairbanks, Alaska
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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Qumran is interesting. All surrandings are fantasic but Qumran Visitors Center & Restaurant is horrible place. Better to eat before than pay for this menu. Bad quality of products. Fish smelling (fresh fish never smells). If you want to know what to do with potato please eatt there. Even potato is uneatable. Only beet and hommus.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't quite know what to expect until our guide showed us the caves of where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Glad we came, learned something new. Great view of the Dead Sea.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Qumran is good as a quick see through when going to the dead sea. It is a good place to take pictures more than the dead sea.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This major landmark is a must-see when visiting the Dead Sea for its significance in the discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls by a shepherd. The area where they were found is closed to visitors due to more archeological exploration but the caves are fantastic to view at a distance and the vivid blue Dead Sea is at a distance... More 

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Beautiful, breath-taking views of the caves where the dead sea scrolls were found! Incredible history right here before our eyes!

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The site where you can see the caves in the side of the Hills where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered by the shepherds

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Logan, Utah
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Our only regret was that we didn't have more time! Qumran has a lot to offer. Most visitors stay only about an hour. We had two hours, so we added a little hiking--but not enough. If you can, follow up with a visit to the Israel Museum, to the building called, "The Shrine of the Book," to see the Dead... More 

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Visited in the summer and the heat was intense. If you are on your way to Masada or to experience a dip in the Dead Sea it's definitely worth stopping at Qumran to see where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. There's some places along the path that provide shade so take advantage of that if you can!

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adams, NE
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We visited the Qumran Caves as part of a tour to Israel. It was an interesting place. The film in the visitor's center describes the lifestyle of the residents of the area. I would like to have heard more about the Dead Sea Scrolls, but that was barely touched upon. You could walk to some of the caves, but it... More 

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We got the best time of the year for such a hike - winter. We heard that during the summer the heat can be prohibitive. Some caves are artificial, most are natural. The caves are considered in Israel as a National Heritage Site. Most people just view the cave from the distance. Binoculars are helpful.

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