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American Celebration on Parade

261 Caverns Road, Shenandoah Caverns, Quicksburg, VA 22847
540-477-3115
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Quicksburg
Type: Specialty Museums
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Tampa, Florida
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173 reviews 173 reviews
106 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I didn't know such a place existed, but I was in the area on business and it was included in my admission to Shenandoah Caverns. It was kind of interesting but also very strange and somewhat disturbing. As other reviewers have mentioned, it could potentially be scary to small children. There were some crying children when I was there, saying... More

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Laurel, Maryland
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19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

There are floats here from many well known parades such as Macy's and the Rose Bowl. They are mammoth and oh so beautiful! Each float is accompanied by a plaque with information to make it even more interesting. Some of the floats have been arranged in a manner that allows visitors to take their pictures while on them, though most... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Sorta across between its a small world, and Chucky....probably for the tot set but could scare them as well

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Reston
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

If you are into parades (which admittedly I'm not), you might enjoy this place. It reminded me of an acid trip, not that I have any personal experience with such but you get my drift. I am writing this review, however, to warn parents of small children of one thing. In the back, there is an old pumper fire truck.... More

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Oakton, Virginia
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

we stayed across at Shenandoah Valley Campground- run by very nice folks that had coupons to the Shenandoah Caverns and American Celebration tour combo. We enjoyed both attractions- Shenandoah Caverns feels more like a cave than Luray (which I loved dipping and squeezing through some spots), and just as specatular w/the amazing rocks. There is also a preveiw of the... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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101 reviews 101 reviews
33 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This was such a surprising and interesting museum. We were surprised by the size of the floats --- so much larger in person! the floats range from an extra-large rolls royce to daisy and donald duck. We loved this place. Brilliant colors, larger than life, some animated floats and some that you could sit on. would highly recommend this museum... More

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I heard about this exhibition and wanted to stop here with my mother when going home from our trip down South. Every year we watch the Rose parade on TV and love watching all of the floats. My mother is wheelchair-bound and we moved thru this museum with ease. The staff was friendly, and the floats were just beautiful. They... More

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Surrey, UK
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Went here along with the nearby caves for a diversion on our road trip. Very interesting insight into the way these procession floats are constructed and the reuse the characters etc can be put to. Sitting in the drivers seat of one huge float I wondered how on earth the driver could see! Overall a bit of fun and interesting... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Wasnt sure what we were going to find when we stopped by after our cavern tour. Place is full of historical parade floats. Was a very interesting experience.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

the floats were wonderful, it is a great place to take your lunch and your children and spend the day

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