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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. With gradual slopes and no stairs, only our sights are breathtaking. Shenandoah Caverns is the only Virginia cavern with elevator service and 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 & is 80% accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. 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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It's very well worth the time and money to visit. It's already amazing that this is a natural creation and they make it very nice with the guided tour and lighting inside the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It's very well worth the time and money to visit. It's already amazing that this is a natural creation and they make it very nice with the guided tour and lighting inside the caverns! must see!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Loved visiting the caverns. A guide takes you through each room and in some rooms they have colored lights shining all around for additional effect, but i found those to be a little cheesy. There were plenty of different spaces and formations for a ton of great photo ops. It's a little bit of a drive from Washington DC, so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Going during the offseason meant we were the only ones on the tour. Our guide brought us down and it really was quite beautiful. Pictures don't do them justice. We were educated on the different types of formations as we walked through. I did not feel the least bit claustrophobic. The rocks shaped like bacon were uncanny. Additionally, you get... More 

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Amherst, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The great thing about this attraction is that your admission includes entrance into Yellow Barn just down the road. The cave itself was great! Wonderful photo opportunities. Unfortunately for our visit, the elevator was out of order, so we had to do the stairs, which were manageable. However, I would recommend calling before heading out just in case this is... More 

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Sykesville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Good experience. Exactly as advertised - an hour guided tour. Easy to navigate - only a few places where ducking was required. No crawling or personal flashlight required. Good pics. Nice guide.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

There are many things to like about these caverns but the overall visit was just OK. Nothing truly wowed us, but we were also not at all disappointed. The caverns and various unique formations were unlike anything I've seen. As a photographer, the caves offered pretty good photo ops. There is decent lighting, with the operators using different colored bulbs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Wow! Is all my 2 year old kept saying as we walked around. This place is accessible with an elevator to the site. Very beautiful and our tour guide Patty was really good. She answered all questions involved all the kids in the group and took pictures for each group. If you present your AAA/CAA card you get a $3... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The admission includes a 1 hour tour with a guide. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly You enter the cavern via an elevator. This is nice because when you have finished the tour the elevator takes you back up to ground level.. Make sure you take a jacket because it is always chilly in the cavern.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We loved it. The guide was very informative loved all the formations nice that they can even tour the handy cap

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had an hour long walking tour of the cavern. The tour guide explained the what, when and why of the rock formations. Caverns were great but some people on tour were ignorant / annoying --either talking loudly when tour guide speaking or touching the stalagtites / stalagmites (even after the tour guide told him not to twice) or so... More 

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