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Dixie Caverns

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Address: 5753 West Main Street, Salem, VA 24153
Phone Number: 540-380-2085
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Guided tours through these caverns that highlight a large number of...

Guided tours through these caverns that highlight a large number of still-growing stalagmites and stalactites.

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We had a blast exploring the caverns. Our tour guide did an excellent job explaining everything to us. We loved the gift shop & antique store as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2015
shann0nlee
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Roanoke, Virginia
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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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421 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here one night on our trip home to Pigeon Forge from Richmond. This is an old park where most RV's are here permanently. Very close living. Fair

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Manassas, Virginia
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111 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The caverns are very interesting. Good tour with knowledgeable employees giving the tours. The shop you buy tickets in smells and needs major updating. Too much "junk" is being sold here. The shop really says very little about the caverns and their history.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

We had a blast exploring the caverns. Our tour guide did an excellent job explaining everything to us. We loved the gift shop & antique store as well.

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Thank shann0nlee
Damascus, Virginia
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169 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We camped here with family due to the proximity to McAfee Knob and other hikes. It was a nice little place. The bathrooms were reasonably clean, they had full hookups, easy access to activities and it is fairly priced.

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Odessa, Florida
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113 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Of course, I think no caverns can match the majesty of Carlsbad; but, these R cool (figuratively and literally) cool! I always buy earrings at any caverns that we visit. I got my favorite ear rings here (dangling dragonflies)--that have since broken; but, such exquisitely beautifully gems. I love the cool temperature of caves and caverns. ;)

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Visted there a few years ago, well maintained and the guide staff was excellent and very infromative as to the various formations .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We have been here several times through the years. Dixie Caverns is nice, but be aware, as in a lot of caves, there is a lot of walking and some steep steps. I recommend you wear good walking shoes with good traction, or you may land on your fanny. Like most caves the walkway is damp and slick in spots.... More 

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the guide's sense of humor and the information shared. Pumped to see a few bats (at eye level!) and experience a cave since I have never gone to one before. The antique store is neat, too, and I like that it was attached to a gift store as well.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on way back to Washington DC. The caverns are just off the I-81 nr Salem VA. The caverns are next to huge Antiques Store, which is worth a look round and a camp ground. Staff were very friendly; 14$ for a tour. They went into cave every 30minutes it seems. The tour lasts around 50 mins, showing various... More 

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Griswold, Connecticut
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

On a cold rainy Sunday, we drove to Dixie Caverns for a visit. I have been to Luray Caverns, and was interested to see the differences. After paying, I was offered an umbrella, since the entrance was across the parking lot. Our guide, Jake, was very friendly and informative. The tour was just my family and one other family so... More 

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