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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

Caverns in the Shenandoah Valley that extend 34 stories underground.

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Our guide was great. It was scarier than the other cavern I had gone to. Wear shoes that have a good soles. You go way down, and they even turn off all the lights, so you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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64 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Remote area, but it worths to visit the park, discovery and hidden passage are the available as package, other activities are for kids, it was pleasant temp in Nov. inside. At least needs 3-4 hrs for the two caves, so thinking for whole day, it is better to arrive morning to go back to Houston.

Thank FreeAdventurer
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23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide was great. It was scarier than the other cavern I had gone to. Wear shoes that have a good soles. You go way down, and they even turn off all the lights, so you can see how it was for the first miners that found it. I could not even see my hand in front of my face!

Thank deevmo
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second cave tour and the best of the two. Young guide Cameron did an excellent job showing the two of us around because nobody else showed up for the nine a.m. tour. Tours last approximately 40 minutes (Closer to 50 because of my questions). There is ample lighting throughout but will be tough for the mobility-challenged. A... More 

Thank ken and cindy p
Blacksburg, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited with our kids ages 10 and 12 and all enjoyed it. Be prepared to learn a lot in under an hour. Geology, history and even some critters are all covered. There are a lot of stairs and you'll want to wear good shoes and a sweater since the caves about 55 degrees year round. I'd not recommended for... More 

Thank Jchasse
North Carolina
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Turned off the Blue Ridge Pkwy heading for our hotel. Saw the signs for the Natural Bridge and went. Well kept attraction. We arrived fairly late in the day, so we didn't get to spend as much time as we'd have liked, but what we DID see, we liked.

Thank JohnBoyinNC
Leesburg, Virginia
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This was a more natural way to visit the caverns with the benefit of lighting and treads to help you not slip. It is a smaller venue than Luray Caverns and they take a group once an hour down. A great place to spend a day in the summertime as it is always 54 degrees.

Thank GingerWas
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Very nice not the biggest in the area but its hard to compare them because each one are so different. Very nice and worth the visit. Kids hubby and I had a great time!

Thank Julie S
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Nice place to stop and take a hike,Gift shop is a little pricey, but has neat stuff to look at. The ticket for the hike seems a little high, but at least it helps employee people.

Thank Jason H
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This isn't your typical tight, enclosed dark cave. The guide was excellent!!! The coolest thing is a HUGE split in the rocks that goes WAY up. It is from where plates have shifted during an earthquake. Makes you feel really tiny.

1 Thank ctskiier
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We visited the caverns yesterday afternoon. Our tour guides were great and very informative explaining the caverns and various rock formations. I would highly recommend visiting the caverns to anyone visiting the area

Thank Deanna N

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