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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 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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Abingdon, Virginia
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Abingdon, Virginia
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Moneta, Virginia
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Neat stop if you are passing through on I-81. Nice cool refreshing break. Also has camping space available. The caverns are well lighted, but you may want a light jacket. The gift shop also has unique items to buy. The kids will love it!

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Oberweiler
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44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This was our first trip to the Caverns in Salem. My family and I have visited caverns before in the US and Europe and always have a good time. This trip was just as fun. There are many unique formations we have not seen before in any other cavern or cave. So, if you enjoy caverns do not think this... More 

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Waukegan, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Loved the tour and our guide was fantastic. Only 5 people in our tour that morning so it felt very personal. The young lady that gave our was very informative and was great with the two small children in the group. She deserves a big raise!!!! One of the best caverns I've ever been to. It's not very big but... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I live just over the hill from Dixie Caverns and Pottery. The cavern tour has not changed much in the 30+ years since I first went. There are steps - lots of them - and the temps inside are in the 60s (Fahrenheit). The tour guides are usually very knowledgeable. Wear practical shoes! The 'and Pottery' is a bit of... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My husband and I found the caves beautiful and interestinf to explore. The facilities are old school and very low key. The tour guide did a good job although some of the stories and jokes were a bit hokey.

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Orange, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Folklore says that the small brown bats returned early. This means early winter , but they are very small and sleep alot , The tour takes 45 minutes ,you cover about 400 steps up into the mountain.yes up not down . Tour guide was very nice and knew all the cave facts and lore. There is a picnic area ,camping... More 

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Roanoke VA
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I am a local in this area and have been to Dixie Caverns many times with friends and family. It really is a cool place to visit...Literally, because its about 65-68 degrees at all times. During the summer the tours are larger and more brisk, but in the off season its less busy. The tours are informative and the scenes... More 

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Salem, Virginia
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A pleasant family experience. The guide was good and overall it was a nice cave with interesting features.

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Address: Address: 5753 West Main Street, Salem, VA 24153
Phone Number: 540-380-2085
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Salem

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