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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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Very nice. Friendly workers at all 3 exhibits. The caverns are beautiful! We got a groupon that was a welcomed deal for 2 people. Our tour guide was helpful with answering... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Dagsboro, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I have been to Luray which is number 1 in my book but Shenandoah offers some seriously interesting formations. I was pleased that most lighting was white to bring out the real and delicate colorations of the minerals and rocks. I was disappointed that geology was downplayed in favor of naming features. The guide did a good job of controlling... More 

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Very nice. Friendly workers at all 3 exhibits. The caverns are beautiful! We got a groupon that was a welcomed deal for 2 people. Our tour guide was helpful with answering questions. She made comical statements throughout the tour that kept the tour interesting. Overall very good experience! From hearsay, not as big as the Luray caverns, but well worth... More 

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Cavern #3 on our tour! Shenandoah is the biggest name in Virginia caves and is very commercialized with the only elevator and overly used unnaturally colored lighting. Our tour guide was lame, but my photographs came out beautifully! After the cavern tour we checked out American Celebration on parade which is a museum housing old Shenandoah Caverns floats from the... More 

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We planned to get here at 9am for opening, on our way to Shenandoah National park. We got the Groupon deal which was well worth it. We just had one other couple on our tour so we really got the personal experience. Out guide was very nice and we had all the time we wanted to look around as she... More 

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Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Having seen numerous caverns and caves it was a must see for us. Although the caverns are not as spectacular as Luray, they do not disappoint. We moved along at a reasonable pace and our tour guide was knowledgeable and pleasant. They use some colored lighting to really make a few areas pop but the natural beauty shines through with... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We've been touring caves for two decades. While this isn't the best we've ever been in, it is worth a visit, especially if you have children. There are number of large rooms with well lit formations and the guides are engaging and entertaining. There are two areas that are viewed from a distance which are lit up with colored lights... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The caverns were beautiful and my boyfriend and I were glad that we had a chance to see them. However, I felt like the guided tour, although somewhat informative, rushed us through the experience. I highly suggested going here on a promotion. We were able to save a pretty penny by using our Groupon. There were two other attractions included... More 

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was one of the best caverns I have been to! While you are here, a must is to eat at the cafe! It is like a diner from the 50's and 60's. The food was awesome!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Surprisingly, this was an excellent activity for all ages. The facility is well-maintained and well-managed. The caverns are cool and pleasing to the eye. Tours last approximately one hour and the guides provide quality insight. In addition to the caverns, there are other attractions on the property. I recommend this tour if you're in the area.

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Gorham, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

great much less crowded cavern with 2 other attractions. One has parts of parade flows from different parades around the states with a description the other one not worth seeing

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