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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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After a season of snow and non-stop work wife and I escaped to Woodstock Virginia from Maryland to visit the caverns of Shenandoah. We began our exploration of Shenandoah Caverns... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Columbia, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

After a season of snow and non-stop work wife and I escaped to Woodstock Virginia from Maryland to visit the caverns of Shenandoah. We began our exploration of Shenandoah Caverns by boarding an elevator. They are the only Virginia Caverns with elevator service. The elevator was installed in 1931, and though it's been updated, it still feels like you're stepping... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

While most people will do just the Luray caverns in the area. We enjoyed both. The extra feature of visiting the museum [included with fee] with the floats from the Rose bowl,Macy's etc was pretty cool with buttons to activate. Also the route 11 chip factory is close by. We are glad we visited all 3!

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Sterling
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This cavern is near the beginning of the chain of caverns located on Route 81 in VA, exit 269. It takes about 2 hours to arrive from northern VA. This cavern is still growing, so it drips down on you as you walk through with your wonderful guide. It's around 50-56 degrees year-round and boasts the only elevator that is... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Got a great deal from Groupon for 2 tickets to the Shenandoah caverns and it was indeed worth every penny! Pros: 1. Reach there early in the morning to avoid the rush that increases as the day progresses. 2. It is definitely coller once you go underground so make sure to take along an outerwear in case you need one.... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Having been to Luray Caverns (my first caverns visit) in the past, I kept my expectations low. It turned out I was wrong. This does offer its own beauty. Things I liked about it - good lighting effects - guided tour with really nice staff that lasts about an hour - cheaper than Luray (got discount on living social) -... More 

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Stuart, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

We were getting tired of driving while on vacation when I noticed a sign on the main highway (81 I think) advertising Shenandoah Caverns so we decided to stop in and see what they were like and we were NOT disappointed. The caverns are absolutely beautiful, the people were extremely pleasant. Even the gift shop area had some really neat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Every bit as good as Luray Caverns without the cattle prod pushing you along through the crowds. The staff was very nice and allowed us to experience the caverns at our own pace.

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a great day trip for the family. We took our boys (3, 8 and 10) and they all loved it. The tour guide did a wonderful job walking us thru the caverns into the different rooms. The tour lasted about an hour. You are allowed to take pictures. The elevator ride wasn't all that exciting, we were actually... More 

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Sykesville
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Everyone gave our day trip to Shenandoah Caverns a thumbs up. Nice views and a cool elevator ride down. Not recommended for kids under 8 or anyone with mobility difficulty. Camera a must.

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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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