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Address: 15 Appledore Lane, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
Phone Number: (540) 291-2121
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Great cave

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
PetePope1
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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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Kissimmee, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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103 helpful votes 103 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Piedmont. Oklahoma, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This place has a lot of history. Beautiful and peaceful plan to spend whole day and see the zoo and all while there. Calming area and nice tour guide if want to hear the local history. The shop has some very nice local items in it as well. Worth the stop!! Well worth it!! If you love natural history and... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is definitely worth your time and money to stop and take a tour of this. It is across from the Natural Bridge and will amaze you. Perfect for couples or families. We really enjoyed this place. Never having been to something like this before, it was breath-taking and awesome to view all the different crystals and minerals. The tour... More 

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

AMAZING! You have to see this place. The caverns are not as big as some in the area, but fascinating and very different than the others. There is a lot to see, some science to learn, some history to see, some fun to be had. Our tour guide was cute as a button and really knew his stuff! He made... More 

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