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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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Overall, well worth the time

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Newport News, Virginia
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Newport News, Virginia
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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158 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Moneta, Virginia
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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 5 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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Address: 5753 West Main Street, Salem, VA 24153
Phone Number: 540-380-2085
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Salem

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