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Shenandoah Caverns

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Address: 261 Caverns Road, Shenandoah Caverns, VA 22847
Phone Number: +1 540-477-3115
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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We visited Monday June 29th and caverns were still packed. The elevator to the cave was very small fit 8 people at a time. Our group was very large perhaps 20 people? Never... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Jamestown, North Carolina
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Jamestown, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We visited Monday June 29th and caverns were still packed. The elevator to the cave was very small fit 8 people at a time. Our group was very large perhaps 20 people? Never counted and the group was very spread out with some people trailing significantly behind. The guide was unenthused and not particularly attentive. A woman let three of... More 

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Galloway, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

At the north end of the Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, is the Luray Caverns. I expected a hokey geologic tourist trap. WRONG. This incredible natural wonder, is the most impressive example of limestone caverns I've ever seen or read about. The shops at the surface are certainly touristy traps. But, after getting tickets, and... More 

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Jessica S, Director of Sales at Shenandoah Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review on TripAdvisor. There is a separate TripAdvisor page for Luray Caverns, in Luray, Virginia. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit there, and I'm sure they'd appreciate if you post the review to their TripAdvisor page. Shenandoah Caverns is located 2 miles from I-81 at the Shenandoah Caverns exit, in Quicksburg, Virginia. We're... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Very narrow walkways and 4 foot ceilings in many areas, would not recommend for those with ability challenges

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We had a great time walking around the caverns. The guides gave us great information. The formations are amazing to look at. A must see if you're in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My husband and I were heading along the Blue Ridge Skyline and decided to stop at these caverns over others because of the reviews that we saw on Tripadvisor. I am glad that we stopped because we had a great time. There is a little shop and diner when you first walk in. We were hungry and decided to eat... More 

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Albion, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Traveling with family. Remember a sweatshirt or blanket. It is 50 degrees down below. I had jackets for the kids and I used a blanket I had left in my vehicle. They do have a gift good sized gift shop you can purchase one for about $30. My husband was fine in just a t-shirt since there is no breeze... More 

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Santee, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Although caverns aren't everywhere, they are one of my favorite things to do on a roadtrip. The drive to these caverns was beautiful. Just that was worth the visit.

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Edgewood, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Main Street U S A , America On Parade by far where my wife and I 's favorite part of the entire package deal with the admission. The floats from the Rose Bowl where amazing! To see them on T V do them no justice until you see them in person! The enormous size of them is amazing especially the... More 

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Millsboro, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

visit was great. first time visit for husband and I. tour was laid back and at a slower pace which was extremely enjoyed. tour guide was very good. she was knowledgeable and very friendly. interacted with the small group of abt 10 visitors.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We decided to stop at Shenandoah Caverns while traveling through Va on I 81. We arrived just in time for the last tour of the day. It turned out that we were the only 2 people in the last group to tour the caverns Despite this, our guide Olivia did a fantastic job and did not rush our tour in... More 

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Additional Information about Shenandoah Caverns

Address: Address: 261 Caverns Road, Shenandoah Caverns, VA 22847
Phone Number: +1 540-477-3115
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Shenandoah Caverns
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 23 - 23

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