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Shenandoah Caverns

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Address: 261 Caverns Road, Shenandoah Caverns, VA
Phone Number: +1 540-477-3115
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Description: Since 1922, Shenandoah Caverns has been thrilling visitors from around the...
Since 1922, Shenandoah Caverns has been thrilling visitors from around the world. Explorers of all ages will discover an underground world of wonder. Shenandoah Caverns is the only Virginia cavern with elevator service making it one of the easiest caverns to tour. It's also the 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. 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, where you'll see over 28 spectacular parade floats from the Thanksgiving and Rose Parades along with Presidential Inaugural props and memorabilia. Our newest attraction is The Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns - with restored antique farm wagons and carriages, indoor live beehive and a Virginia Wine and gift shop. The Barn also hosts concerts and other events. Four great attractions for one price! Open all year. Located 2 minutes from I-81, Exit 269, five miles north of New Market, VA.
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great caverns

Having been to Luray Caverns (my first caverns visit) in the past, I kept my expectations low. It turned out I was wrong. This does offer its own beauty. Things I liked about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Fremont, California
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Fremont, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Having been to Luray Caverns (my first caverns visit) in the past, I kept my expectations low. It turned out I was wrong. This does offer its own beauty. Things I liked about it - good lighting effects - guided tour with really nice staff that lasts about an hour - cheaper than Luray (got discount on living social) -... More 

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Stuart, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

We were getting tired of driving while on vacation when I noticed a sign on the main highway (81 I think) advertising Shenandoah Caverns so we decided to stop in and see what they were like and we were NOT disappointed. The caverns are absolutely beautiful, the people were extremely pleasant. Even the gift shop area had some really neat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Every bit as good as Luray Caverns without the cattle prod pushing you along through the crowds. The staff was very nice and allowed us to experience the caverns at our own pace.

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a great day trip for the family. We took our boys (3, 8 and 10) and they all loved it. The tour guide did a wonderful job walking us thru the caverns into the different rooms. The tour lasted about an hour. You are allowed to take pictures. The elevator ride wasn't all that exciting, we were actually... More 

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Sykesville
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Everyone gave our day trip to Shenandoah Caverns a thumbs up. Nice views and a cool elevator ride down. Not recommended for kids under 8 or anyone with mobility difficulty. Camera a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It's very well worth the time and money to visit. It's already amazing that this is a natural creation and they make it very nice with the guided tour and lighting inside the caverns! must see!

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Loved visiting the caverns. A guide takes you through each room and in some rooms they have colored lights shining all around for additional effect, but i found those to be a little cheesy. There were plenty of different spaces and formations for a ton of great photo ops. It's a little bit of a drive from Washington DC, so... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Going during the offseason meant we were the only ones on the tour. Our guide brought us down and it really was quite beautiful. Pictures don't do them justice. We were educated on the different types of formations as we walked through. I did not feel the least bit claustrophobic. The rocks shaped like bacon were uncanny. Additionally, you get... More 

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Amherst, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The great thing about this attraction is that your admission includes entrance into Yellow Barn just down the road. The cave itself was great! Wonderful photo opportunities. Unfortunately for our visit, the elevator was out of order, so we had to do the stairs, which were manageable. However, I would recommend calling before heading out just in case this is... More 

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Sykesville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Good experience. Exactly as advertised - an hour guided tour. Easy to navigate - only a few places where ducking was required. No crawling or personal flashlight required. Good pics. Nice guide.

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