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Address: 261 Caverns Road, Shenandoah Caverns, VA 22847
Phone Number: +1 540-477-3115
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Went with family including a 16, 11, and 7 year old. We all had a great time here. Caverns were very pretty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Went with family including a 16, 11, and 7 year old. We all had a great time here. Caverns were very pretty.

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Woodstock, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Our guide was very young, but very knowledgeable. We were fortunate in that we were the last tour of the day and no one else but us was on the tour. We were able to take our time and take as many pictures as we wanted. The caves were so beautiful and well lite. The guide made each room a... More 

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Albemarle, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Well worth the ticket. Our guide was knowledgeable and easy to follow and understand. Pictures do not do the caverns justice thay are amazing !! . It is something you need to see for yourself.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stopped at the Shenandoah Caverns on our way from Bucks County, PA to Pigeon forge TN. It was a great way to stretch the legs. Our 3 children ages 15, 12 and 8 loved the caverns. They are right off of I 81 so it was an easy stop and didn't add any extra driving time. Caverns were very... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We chose this as a rainy day activity while visiting the Washington DC area--we were expecting a commercial/semi-boring cave. Yes--it's commercial in that there is a retail store at the cave entrance and an elevator that takes you into the cave--but the cave was one of the most spectacular we have seen. Our family group ranged from age 4 to... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I enjoyed visiting this Family of Attractions for the first time. It had the fun feeling of an old fashioned roadside attraction. My favorite parts were the museums of automated store window displays and parade floats. I also really enjoyed shopping at the Yellow Barn and eating at the 1950s grill. My most favorite thing of all was the giant... More 

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had a rainy day while on vacation and decided to go to check out the caverns. They really are gorgeous. You take an elevator down into the cavern and get an hour long guided tour through the caverns. The guides provide a lot of very interesting information about the formations and the history. This is a very beautiful place... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It's a must visit place if you are visiting east coast. The rock formations are too good to believe and I think the tourism dept is doing a good job by levying a fine on any one who touches the rocks. Do not miss the sprawling meadows opposite to the Caverns and do not forget the taste wine at yellow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Taking the elevator to go down to the cavern with a guided tour, that takes about 2 hours. Lot's of time to take photos and ask questions. Marc from Ottawa, Canada.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had seen the signs for this on our drive south, so we planned to stop on our return trip. It was a perfect hour long stop that reenergized us for the drive. We have been in a number of commercial caves and this one is very nice. There are beautiful formations and the lighting is well done. Our guide... More 

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Additional Information about Shenandoah Caverns

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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