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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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Fun cavern for the family

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Oberweiler
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Louisville, Kentucky
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

we stayed at this rv park since there was no other place we could. it had been raining and there was mud everywhere. there were quite a few long termers and they were a mess. not very well kept and the sewer dump was under water. wouldn't stay here again.

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Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 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 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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93 reviews 93 reviews
55 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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