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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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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Shenandoah Caverns has been thrilling visitors since 1922. It is the...

Shenandoah Caverns has been thrilling visitors since 1922. It 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. Also see our other attractions: Main Street of Yesteryear, American Celebration on Parade (open seasonally), and the Yellow Barn. Open all year. Located 2 minutes from I-81, Exit 269, five miles north of New Market, VA.

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Anniversary weekend 2015

We went to Shenandoah Caverns with a 2 for 1 Groupon deal. Our guide made the tour very interesting and didn't sound like she had repeated the tour information too many times in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Bel Air, Maryland
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Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to Shenandoah Caverns with a 2 for 1 Groupon deal. Our guide made the tour very interesting and didn't sound like she had repeated the tour information too many times in her carrier. The mineral formations were beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a TOTAL must see for ur bucket list!! Mother Earth is at her extraordinary best here. Also the Yellow Barn was so much fun And the Rose Bowl Float bldg was absolutely awesome. We are all returning to see soon. Well Done!!

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We choose this as our first cavern visit on vacation due to a Groupon and reviews. Our tour guide Jesse was awesome and really knew her stuff. We are tall and had to suck down alot but it was so worth it. It was a beautiful tour.

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Thornton, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved going to this smaller venue to see the underground caverns. The elevator was a little small & old, but still did a great job. Our kids really loved the tour and our guide was excellent. After the caverns, we did stop and visit the float displays!

Thank Anne K
Opa Locka
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this on november, 12, 2015. We really sorry that someone died. But in this case I dont understand that there is nobody taking care of the place. Because we drove a lot of hours to come here.

Thank Ines B
Jessica S, Director of Sales at Shenandoah Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor. Shenandoah Caverns has been in business for over 90 years, and we pride ourselves on the family atmosphere at our attractions. We were closed Thursday, November 12 to honor Mrs. Barbara Proctor, whose husband managed the caverns for over 50 years. She was an integral part of our... More 

Bally, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I really enjoyed our visit to this "smaller" cave. The help was really nice and answered all our questions. Our guide April did a wonderful job of explaining all the features of the cave. The lighting gives it a special affect, showing off some really nice formations. There is a side exhibit of toys, which my wife... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here recently on a trip to Skyline Drive. it was raining, so picked an indoor activity. The caverns were really amazing and the tour guide was very knowledgeable as well as fun and patient. We had 10 people in our tour and 2 of them kept lounging and the tour guide had to prod them along. Some of... More 

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New Orleans, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our tour of the caverns. Our group consisted of about a dozen or so people, so not too big. The guide was interesting and the caverns were beautiful. Had a 3 year old and a 1 year old with us and both did well on the tour (which is 45 min to an hour). I used a... More 

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Morganton, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice time at the caves. Explanations were given by the tour guide and they were very clear. Had a good time.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great time learning the history and discovery of Shenandoah Caverns. There wasn't a long wait time and the tour guide was great.

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