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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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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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 do caves -- and we like this one a lot

Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide made this go from "good" to "very good." Some interesting formations. Wish the tour size was a little smaller. Some very cute things in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide made this go from "good" to "very good." Some interesting formations. Wish the tour size was a little smaller. Some very cute things in the gift shop too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We enjoy caves and this one is well worth the trip and the cost of admission. It took about and hour, lot's of stairs and plenty of unique features to stop and admire. Our guide was well versed in the cave's history and made the visit enjoyable.

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Saint Francisville, Louisiana
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Not a great cavern. LOTS of steps. First cavern experience for our grands ages 4 & 5. Good experience for the kids but not worth it for the avid caver. The caverns were small with not a lot of significant formations. The wedding bell was interesting.

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Novi, Michigan
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Dixie Caverns is right off of 81. It has an old nothing if a building in front where you can purchase tickets and souvenirs. The tour takes 45 minutes to an hour. I was surprised to find the cave very well lit with brick or stone paved paths, stairs, and metal handrails. Our guide was excellent and knowledgeable. We did... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

While in Salem on vacation, we decided to tour the Dixie Caverns. As it was a hot day, the cool relief of the Caverns was welcomed. The Caverns themselves, and the story behind them were interesting to hear; our only qualm was the arrogance of our tour guide, especially on our way out of the caverns. Other than that, very... More 

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Rocky Mount, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I can't review the caverns we are rock hounds and went for the rock,fossil and mineral shop. We waited for 10 min before a young guy finally showed up to open the store. Very rude young guy didn't say anything to us or even smile at us just unlocked the door and walked in. Antique side of the building was... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We used to go here everytime we had company visit and now when we visit Roanoke. It is nicely laid out with plenty of stairs to guide us through the many rooms with unique formations. The guides are very informative and personable. It makes for a fun day!

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Wilson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This July we took our young teen grandchildren to Dixie and were wowed by the knowledgeable tour guide and the time she took explaining its history. This is one cavern where you can touch particular areas and feel the Wishing Stone, and clay. To impress young teens made this stop worth while.

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Abingdon, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We had 2 adults and 2 children (both 10 yrs old) in our party, and we were able to physically complete the tour. There are a lot of stairs! The floor is also very slippery so be careful. The caverns themselves are quite beautiful with unique formations and worth the excursion. Our guide was new on the job and went... More 

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North, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This was a great tour for my family. Our two kids 9 and 11 enjoyed it. We thought the caverns were really cool. The only problem was the 14 month old on the tour that cried and screamed the whole time so we could hardly hear the tour guide. I would recommend for children over the age of 4.

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