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

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
11 helpful votes 11 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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
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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Belton, South Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is the first trip inside caverns for my two girls and they absolutely loved it. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it as well. Preston was our tour guide and was absolutely outstanding. He was funny, informative and had a great personality. I highly recommend it for a stop for anyone wanting to see a neat site.

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Red House, West Virginia
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The kids enjoyed the caverns with their dad. I stayed in the huge gift shop!! Nice staff. Found coupon at a rest area for $off.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Had a great time with the kids plus baby today at the caverns. The shop had a unique assortment of items. Staff was very laid back and friendly. Lovely caverns with breath taking moments. Tickets were a good value based on the fact that two of our crowd got in free and we had a discount adult tickets coupon. Glad... More

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