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Address: 15 Appledore Lane, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
Phone Number: (540) 291-2121
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Caverns in the Shenandoah Valley that extend 34 stories underground.

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Not the best of all caverns to see but ok

It didn't have that many interesting formations. Luray Caverns were better. Luray was larger and had more formations. Not much else you can say. It's a bunch of rock formations... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Hampton, Virginia
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Lancaster pa
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104 reviews 104 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is almost like a cave but is a cavern. We had an excellent tour guide and we werelucky to have only 4 in our group. The price was right because we had a combination with the Natural Bridge. Not as large as Luray but we enjoyed it much more. It is definitly very cool and damp, but beautiful.

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Hampton, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It didn't have that many interesting formations. Luray Caverns were better. Luray was larger and had more formations. Not much else you can say. It's a bunch of rock formations in a cave!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This was my first visit to a natural cavern, and the experience was top notch. The cavern tour was well organized with a limited number of participants, and the tour guide (who was coincidentally named India) was very knowledgeable and generated enthusiasm about the caves and it's history. We even got to see cave salamander tadpoles! Must see place in... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Natural Bridge Caverns are the deepest caverns on the East Coast. They were cool to see, and very convenient after seeing the Natural Bridge. I've seen better caves and caverns. But, if you are going to the Natural Bridge, might as well add this to your day of exploring. Travel Tip: Show your AAA membership card to get a... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

While on a road trip, we took some time for the park and the caverns, both of which I recommend. These caverns are not as big as some, so no deep dark excursions, but it's still a great spot if you want to get out to move and stretch a little bit. I wish I had taken our guide's name... More 

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Airville, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Having been to several caverns in the past, this one just is not impressive. They also need a mininum age. We had a one year old that came pretty close to crying the entire tour. Our memories will consist of a flow stone formation, a fine collection of soda straws, and a crying baby. And for clarification, we have two... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We truly enjoyed the caverns. I highly recommend you take them in as well as the bridge. Just don't stay at the hotel.

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Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We spent a weekend down in Virginia, and spent a day at the Natural Bridge attractions. I thing my son liked this place best out of all the other places of interest.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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391 reviews 391 reviews
138 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Unusual sight in the East, where the mountains are old and worn by time so that formations such s these are rare but the caves are not, the Shenandoah's are littered with them. Unteresting crystals and forests of stalagmites and stalactites plus it's always 56 degrees underground, so have a sweater handy if you come in summer.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Maybe there are grander caverns (Carlsbad comes to mind) but Carlsbad is quite a drive from Virginia. Just go and have fun and try not to rate whether Mother Nature was having a good, or bad day when she created this wonder.

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