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Dixie Caverns

5753 West Main Street, Salem, VA 24153
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Salem
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Guided tours through these caverns that highlight a large number of still-growing stalagmites and stalactites.
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Los Altos, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The tour cost $12 per person takes about 45 minutes and includes about 450 stairs. Try off season visits. I went on a September Monday and got a private tour.

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Narrows, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The sights inside the caverns are spectacular, and to enhance the sights the guides (our guide was a really fun gentleman named Preston) keep stories going and even make several jokes during the tour. Dixie Caverns is 100% family friendly and fun for all ages. There is not enough space here to complement Preston (the guide) - the sights alone... More

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Shawsville, Virginia, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a great trip for a hot summer day when the temperature has you stuck with nothing else to do outside but want to get out of the house. The pathways are clearly marked and the location has a "antique" mall on part of the property. Nice location to visit.

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Warrington, Pennsylvania
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Four of us went to visit the cavern - it was the first time there for 3 of us. Had a great time and our tour guide,Tyler, had lots of anecdotes. Don't let the idea of 362 steps scare you. I am totally out of shape and I did fine.

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is was the first I'd ever been to any caverns, and it was actually a really fun tour. The only thing was that the woman at the cash register was not friendly at all. We politely asked how long the tour usually takes and she told us to read the sign on the wall (which we hadn't seen). It's... More

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Florida, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This little gem is off the beaten path. I did not have high expectations, since I had heard it was more of a family run business and not like the big Luray Cavers just north of here. The price was right, and I found a $3.00 off one adult admission inside a travel brochure at my hotel. The cavern is... More

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Wells Tannery, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a great time at this cavern. The tour guide " Bo" was one of the best ! They also have a very nice gift shop.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went on a tour of the Caverns with my Girlfriend and her family while we were on vacation and It was a great experience with very interesting history and our tour guide Preston was a very kind and excellent guide I totally recommend him this Is a must If your vacationing the Roanoke/Salem area.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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137 reviews 137 reviews
75 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We have been to many caves over the last few years having 2 boys (now ages 13 and 11). This cave was pretty small, the formations have a lot of damage as well. Many are broken off. Our tour guide was a young teenage girl and didn't have her facts straight. Gave wrong facts several times and was just overall... More

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Hillsville, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My children and I visited on 8/29/14. We were placed in a group of 25 that was mostly made up of a high school softball team. The 18 year old male guide and ball team talked about the cavern being haunted, containing large spiders and dead bodies while we were walking to the entrance. Therefore my daughter was crying and... More

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