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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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Very nice cave to visit

After leaving another larger cave location nearby because the line was very long, we decided to check out Skyline Caverns. I'm very glad we did. This cave system houses... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Fayetteville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We visited several caverns and this one was by far the best experience. The staff was friendly and our tour guide was awesome. He was an actual geologist and freely shared his knowledge and passion with the group. This cave may not have as many formations as others but it has wonderful surprises you won't see anywhere else. It even... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I took my family there and everyone was excited about going . Had couple small kids also. There is areas that are very hard to walk in, and was very difficult for an elderly person to get down. Very steep areas. We had a stoller don't even try to use that. Could not get any of the employees to help... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We took our three children, ages 2,7, and 10 to the caverns and enjoyed the visit very much. The paths are smooth and easy to walk on, the tour guide was interesting and knowledgable. The tour lasted about an hour. There are a few steps at the end, 60 I believe. Not 60 flights of stairs as mentioned in a... More 

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Front Royal, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Absolutely fascinating tour of these caverns. See the very special items that only grow here. Remember to bring a sweater as it is cold.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

After leaving another larger cave location nearby because the line was very long, we decided to check out Skyline Caverns. I'm very glad we did. This cave system houses anthodites, which are very rare rock formations that scientists are not even sure how they form. Our tour group was very large, which about 6 children all under the age of... More 

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

If you are in the area of Front Royal, VA and Skyline Drive, this is worth a visit. A smaller, less commercial cavern than others in the area, it offers much variety from the other caverns as well. Not as many stalagtites and stalagmites, but natural streams and the anthodites are amazing! The cost is reasonable, too! There are restrooms... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

With several caverns to visit near the Shenandoah National Park, be sure to consider a visit to Skyline Caverns for its smaller tour groups and the rare experience of seeing the magnificent anthodites in these caverns--a mineral that looks like an orchid and is found in only a few locations in the world. Our tour guide, Bradley, was outstanding--very safety-aware... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

There are loads of caverns in the area, and each one has to have a hook. For Skyline, it's the anthodites - rare formations that look like sea urchins - sort of. The rest of teh cavern isn't so special compared to some of the others around.

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Kitchener, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We drove back to Skyline from Winchester but wished we hadn't. The cave was not very interesting. I think human contamination has given it a rundown look. Really, after seeing Carlsbad every other cave is just a hole in the ground

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This was a great way to spend 1 1/2 hours while it was raining. The guide, Bradley, was great. Good narrative, safety focused and quick paced. Seemed like we were down there for just 10 minutes. One neat part was the complete darkness moment when the guide lets you experience true darkness. It's eye opening.

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Address: US Highway 340, 10344 Stonewall Jackson Hwy, Front Royal, VA 22630
Phone Number: 800-296-4545
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Front Royal

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