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Skyline Caverns

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Address: US Highway 340, 10344 Stonewall Jackson Hwy, Front Royal, VA 22630
Phone Number: 800-296-4545
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Caves in the Shenandoah Valley that feature anthodites, rare rock...
Caves in the Shenandoah Valley that feature anthodites, rare rock formations.
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I felt that the tour of the skyline caverns was overall enjoyable. I have been on one other cavern tour in West Virginia, so I am not sure how well this tour compares to others in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Butler, Pennsylvania
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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

We've toured the caves several times over the last 50 or so years. To relive the magic get in touch with your inner child. Nature in all it's glory. One thing - bring back the free paper bumper stickers. I miss the good old days!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My family and I have visited Skyline Caverns so many times I don't think I can even count. We love it there. It's lit up with gorgeous colored lights on the inside which I haven't seen at any other cavern. On top of that, the mirror maze is super corny but lots of fun.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The caverns have been altered by human activity so badly that it is almost depressing to experience. I was disappointed to see the amount of discoloration and erosion caused by visitors and lack of management. The lighting in the caverns is too showy with too many colors. It does not feel like a natural attraction. Rather, it is a place... More 

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I felt that the tour of the skyline caverns was overall enjoyable. I have been on one other cavern tour in West Virginia, so I am not sure how well this tour compares to others in the area. I was able to obtain a discount coupon at the visitors center in Front Royal before coming to the Caverns. We chose... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The Caverns are interesting, not impressive, but they deserve a visit if they are on your way. The guides are very nice and the tour of around 1 hour it's well done.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Do NOT go here if you are expecting Luray-like formations. Luray is famous for a reason - the huge and expansive formations, columns, flowstone and that organ. BUT if you are patient, something cooler awaits here. You walk through a small cave system of small formations and wonder what you spent your $20 on UNTIL you get to the Anthodite... More 

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Jim0703
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We attempted this with small children (2 and 4), not so great. You can only go into the cavern on a tour, which is led by and extremely boring teenager. One of the first things he told the group was "don't touch the formations". Really... It's rocks. I understand not touching stalactites or stalagmites, but the walls of a cave?... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My girlfriends and I were staying in Winchester for two nights and drove out to tour the caverns. We were pleasantly surprised by how extensive they were and enjoyed the tour. Very cool to see and we learned some new things on the tours. Very enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We spent an afternoon here with our 3 children (ages 13, 5, and 2). Kids under age 7 are free for the cavern tour. Adults were $20 each and kids were $10. We had picked up a brochure at the Virginia welcome center which had a coupon on it to save a few extra dollars. The cavern tour lasts about... More 

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Had an excellent tour guide and thoroughly enjoyed the cavern tour!!! Also enjoyed the train ride and mirror maze. Everyone had fun looking for souvenirs at the gift shop. A great way to spend the day!!

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