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Shenandoah Caverns

261 Caverns Road, Shenandoah Caverns, VA
540-477-3115
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Owner description: Since 1922, Shenandoah Caverns is thrilling visitors from around the world. Explorers of every age and ability will discover an underground world of... more » Owner description: Since 1922, Shenandoah Caverns is thrilling visitors from around the world. Explorers of every age and ability will discover an underground world of wonder. With gradual slopes and no stairs, only our sights are breathtaking. Shenandoah Caverns is the only Virginia cavern with elevator service and closest major cavern to I-81 (Exit 269). Our famous bacon formations are so unusual they were featured in National Geographic. Personally guided tours through our 17 soaring rooms take approximately one hour & is 80% accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. More than just a cavern, your combination ticket includes three other family oriented attractions. Take a stroll down Main Street of Yesteryear for animated window displays, stand where famous American stood at American Celebration on Parade. See over 28 spectacular parade floats from the Thanksgiving and Rose Parades along with Presidential Inaugural props and memorabilia. Our newest agri-tourism attraction is The Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns - with restored antique farm wagons, indoor live beehive, rare and amazing antique collections and a Virginia Wine and gift shop. Four great attractions for one price! Open all year. Located 2 minutes from I-81, Exit 269, five miles north of New Market, VA. « less
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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was our first experience visiting caverns, and it was really impressive. The formations were beautiful! It does get chilly down there, so bring a light jacket. I found a Groupon for about 1/2 off admission, so it turned out to be a great value. The only thing is... Luray Caverns is larger, with more extravagant formations, and I would... More

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Mumbai, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We visited this place enroute to Baltimore from Washington. We did not find any queues and purchasing tickets was easy. The Caverns guide STACY was wonderful and she was very helpful with all the questions that we had. It is indeed a wonderful place to visit. The underground views are excellent and time really flies. They take you down an... More

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Richmond, VA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We visited the Luray area with family and wanted to see Luray Caverns again, but the line was horrendous, so we decided to do something different. Right up the road, we found Shenandoah Caverns. Less expensive, and absolutely breathtaking! No lines. The area is very scenic, and the gift shop is nice as well. We didn't eat at the cafe,... More

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Hampton, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We visited the caverns and the parade floats right next door. It was really nice. But once you finished with those to places there is NOTHING to do around there. You have to go 4 exits up the road just to find a hotel. We stayed at Days Inn in new market. Hotel was clean and beds comfy, but nothing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Great place to visit! This was not on our agenda until we stopped at Days inn and got a brochure for Shenandoah Caverns. We decided to visit the next day. We purchased tickets and got two other places to visit as well with their package. We got a discount even though we didn't have the online coupon. The cashier was... More

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Port Richey, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was a lot of fun. I really like how spacious it was and the elevator. I am disabled, but not wheelchair disabled just a very bad issue with leg so can't handle difficult terrain or stairs. I was able to enjoys this with my kids and husband and it was no issue. There was one area that I needed... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I guess all caverns are beautiful. It's amazing to see what is below the surface!...I had been to Luray Caverns many, many years previously so was excited to go the the Shenandoah Caverns. But...overall, it was a disappointment. As you enter, the little store is cute enough and the 1957's restaurant was well run and I loved the 'eat at'... More

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Gaston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The guide was friendly and we enjoyed the tour. Had time to stroll thru and take pictures. I like that there was an elevator. It was a good experience. Had lunch in the diner which was a bit of a disappointment after reading the hoopla about the lunch counter online. It was ok but not great. Had fun shopping in... More

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Mount Airy, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I had purchased a groupon for the cavern and we were treated to beautiful sights and loved the small tour size. Unlike nearby Luray Caverns, Shenandoah Caverns was smaller in scope but the tour size facilitated fantastic interaction with the guide. We had time to take pictures and did not feel rushed through. We had a blast exploring the float... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The caverns are beautiful, and the other attractions were fun as well, it was undoubtedly a good day, but not for the price. Another BIG disappointment was the 50's diner on site. I was really excited to eat there since they claim to have all the original equipment, but apparently they lost everything that might actually make anything from scratch.... More

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