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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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Stopped here on our road trip down south as a fun thing to see and a way to get out of the car. We were impressed. It was bigger than a cavern close to home and pretty well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Mansfield, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We visited recently with 4 kids ages 9-14. The caverns themselves are nice as is the set up. There is a lot to see while you wait for your tour with the "Main Street" exhibit in the main building plus a large gift shop and the parade museum and yellow barn down the hill. My biggest disappointment was in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Stopped here on our road trip down south as a fun thing to see and a way to get out of the car. We were impressed. It was bigger than a cavern close to home and pretty well preserved. Our tour guide wasn't too enthusiastic but the group didn't have too many small kids so it was ok. Really glad... More 

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Prince George, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I enjoyed watching my Grandsons reaction to the caverns as much as I enjoyed it myself. It is not too touristy with roped off sections and a scheduled tour. The guide let everyone take their time and take their pictures. Well Done. The additional attractions on the grounds were not a must see but I am glad we did.

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Frederick, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We have visited a couple of the caves in the Shenandoah before and have found that while some caves are larger than others they are all very unique and worth visiting individually. The Shenandoah caverns did not disappoint. We purchased tickets through groupon which provided entrance into the caverns, Main Street, American celebration on parade and the yellow barn. The... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We purchased through Groupon so it was worth the price. Military discount was 20% for the one ticket we had to purchase. The cave has an elevator in and smooth paths all the way through. We had a family with a stroller in the cave, so family friendly for sure. Not as grandiose as mammoth cave or Carlsbad, but still... More 

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newport news
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Amazing!!! One of the most beautiful places to be, 200 feet underground. There is a lot more to see besides the caverns in this area. There are some really neat museums. Please make sure you see these caverns. If you are at the Luray Caverns just go 20 or 30 minutes away and see this one too.

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Columbia, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

After a season of snow and non-stop work wife and I escaped to Woodstock Virginia from Maryland to visit the caverns of Shenandoah. We began our exploration of Shenandoah Caverns by boarding an elevator. They are the only Virginia Caverns with elevator service. The elevator was installed in 1931, and though it's been updated, it still feels like you're stepping... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

While most people will do just the Luray caverns in the area. We enjoyed both. The extra feature of visiting the museum [included with fee] with the floats from the Rose bowl,Macy's etc was pretty cool with buttons to activate. Also the route 11 chip factory is close by. We are glad we visited all 3!

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Sterling
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This cavern is near the beginning of the chain of caverns located on Route 81 in VA, exit 269. It takes about 2 hours to arrive from northern VA. This cavern is still growing, so it drips down on you as you walk through with your wonderful guide. It's around 50-56 degrees year-round and boasts the only elevator that is... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Got a great deal from Groupon for 2 tickets to the Shenandoah caverns and it was indeed worth every penny! Pros: 1. Reach there early in the morning to avoid the rush that increases as the day progresses. 2. It is definitely coller once you go underground so make sure to take along an outerwear in case you need one.... More 

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