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Dixie Caverns

5753 West Main Street, Salem, VA 24153
540-380-2085
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Salem
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Guided tours through these caverns that highlight a large number of still-growing stalagmites and stalactites.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Liked everything about the tour. Nice area, and also had a nice picnic area..camping avaible as well.

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Los Altos, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The tour cost $12 per person takes about 45 minutes and includes about 450 stairs. Try off season visits. I went on a September Monday and got a private tour.

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Narrows, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The sights inside the caverns are spectacular, and to enhance the sights the guides (our guide was a really fun gentleman named Preston) keep stories going and even make several jokes during the tour. Dixie Caverns is 100% family friendly and fun for all ages. There is not enough space here to complement Preston (the guide) - the sights alone... More

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Shawsville, Virginia, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a great trip for a hot summer day when the temperature has you stuck with nothing else to do outside but want to get out of the house. The pathways are clearly marked and the location has a "antique" mall on part of the property. Nice location to visit.

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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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