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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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Fantastic Cave Exploration with Elevator Access

The Shenandoah Valley has numerous cave systems, and the Shenandoah Caverns represent just one opportunity to explore one of nature's amazing creations. Access is extremely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The Shenandoah Valley has numerous cave systems, and the Shenandoah Caverns represent just one opportunity to explore one of nature's amazing creations. Access is extremely convenient as the caves are literally only a couple of minutes off of I-81. When you arrive you notice well-maintained grounds with other attractions on site. The caves may not be as extensive as the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The caves are a family run business with great friendly knowledgable staff. There is an elevator to access the caves which make them wheelchair accessible.

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Springfield, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Not having to take hundreds of steep stairs up and down is a big plus in my books. Our guided, a student at JMU, was entertaining, and the caverns are lovely and well-maintained in terms of the paths, etc. We also enjoyed the display of old-fashioned store Christmas windows, but did not have time to see any of the other... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

spectacular on winters and monsoons if it rains .serene.the drive to the caverns is through the valley and vineyards and brewery. the caverns lurey and grand are kind of similar and majestic i must say .

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Having been to several caverns, taking the elevator down & up instead of 75 stairs deserved 5 stars. Very relaxed tour, which I really liked. You weren't rushed, guide let everyone have plenty of time for pictures. Other than having to duck your head a few times there were no really tight spaces you had to squeeze by or through.... More 

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Mansfield, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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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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