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Skyline Caverns

Address: US Highway 340, 10344 Stonewall Jackson Hwy, Front Royal, VA 22630
Phone Number: 800-296-4545
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Caves in the Shenandoah Valley that feature anthodites, rare rock formations.
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Caves in the Shenandoah Valley that feature anthodites, rare rock formations.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Recently visited the Skyline Cavers on a cold January Sunday. We were looking for something to do with our 4 year old and figured why not go exploring. The Skyline Cavern is a short 1 1/2 hours from Alexandria/DC. The drive is pretty and I am always amazed how country it gets when you are only 1 hour outside of... More 

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Front Royal, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you're in the area,and you have a choice, Luray Caverns is much more beautiful and larger than Skyline, The fee is cheaper at Skyline and offers Anthodite crystal formation which are very rare. They are a calcium crystalite only able to form in a vacuum. The entire cave was filled with dirt when discovered and this area of it... More 

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Front Royal, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Average as far as caverns are concerned. Better priced than Luray Caverns a few miles down the road. Its been a few years since I was here - but I drive by every day and nothing has changed in the 25 yrs I have lived in this area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We were on the way to Luray Caverns and noticed skyline on the way. Thought we'll stop here since it would save us an hour + by avoiding Luray. To our surprise the people inside were nice and the guide was very professional and friendly. It may not be as big as Luray, however it was good in it's own... More 

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

These caverns are just over an hour from the Washington DC suburbs, so an easy trip for most down I-66. The tours are about 1/2 as costly as the more well-known caverns in the area (Luray Caverns, etc.) and the tour is just as much fun. Staff was very friendly and our tour guide seemed very knowledgable and answered many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We managed to get a private tour during a slow time, it was really neat. Compared to a few other caverns I've been in the area, this tour was a great length (1 hour) and I felt like we got our money's worth. The anthodites are amazing, such a treat! I would definitely suggest this tour, and don't forget to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The caverns were beautiful and our guide, Jen, did a fantastic job. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and got some great pictures.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Great 1+ mile (but less than 2mi) walking tour of the underground caverns. Our tour guide, Jeff, was excellent. Friendly, charming and knowledgable. You could tell he was happy to be there and happy to teach us about this beautiful and unique place. The walk through isn't strenuous and the tour isn't rushed. You can bring a water bottle if... More 

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Bentonville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The caverns are open to guided tours in small numbers and last about an hour. The tour is around 1 mile and goes down about 700 feet. The temperature is constant year-round, mid-fifties. The caverns are smaller than Luray, and much less commercialized, and all the better for that. The formations are not spectacular, but the caverns themselves are very... More 

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Pennsville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I have been in hundreds of caverns and each is different. Skyline has a room with ceiling crystal formations not found anywhere in the area. Worth the visit.

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