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Lost World Caverns

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Address: Fairview Road, Lewisburg, WV
Phone Number: 304-645-6677
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Good Self Guided Tour

Visited the caverns on a cold rainy day. Few people were at the attraction. The gift shop/museum was very nice and had replicas of real fossils and lots of gems, stones... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ray M
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Fort Walton Beach, FL
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Fort Walton Beach, FL
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37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the caverns on a cold rainy day. Few people were at the attraction. The gift shop/museum was very nice and had replicas of real fossils and lots of gems, stones, gemstones, etc. Some of the fossil replicas were interesting. I liked the replica of the T-Rex jawbone, biggest jawbone section anywhere. The caverns were interesting. They were discovered in... More 

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Temple Terrace, Florida, United States
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31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We wanted to do a "cave" tour on our trip and picked Lost World because it was on our route. We really enjoyed it. It's not a huge cavern which made it better for our family with three small kids. The kids loved it despite one of our more "anxious" kids needing some reassurance througout the walk. Everything is self... More 

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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The best thing about a self- guided tour is that can be as long or a quick as your interest allows. A unique thing about this cave is that some of limestone breakdown is hexagonal. I hadn't seen that before. Nice variety of cave formations. Visiting in December meant we had the cave almost all to ourselves - nice and... More 

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Forest, VA
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48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We thought this would be a nice post-Christmas activity for the family. It was easy to find, inexpensive, and very interesting. Spelunkers (cave explorers) found it in 1942 when asking local farmers if they had caves (the area is riddled with them). The farmer only knew he had a large hole where he dropped his dead animals. The hole depth... More 

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Thank A_Beauceant
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Nice size cavern with good paths and safe travel. Great gift shop with surprisingly good display of dinosaur artifacts.

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Frankford, West Virginia, United States
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38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Though a self guided tour, this is one of the most fascinating caves we visit, and when possible bring guests.

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Thank Jim A
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32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Made a great stop with the wife while traveling between WV and VA. It took us about an hour to walk through the cave. It was a rainy day and great activity. A lot of water was coming into the cave from the rain and made for some gorgeous water falls in the cave. Highly recommended for families with kids.

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Thank Joshua P
North Canton, Ohio
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73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

A pretty amazing set of caverns & not overly commercialized. I was accompanied by an experienced spelunker who had been here before so I did not a group tour, but after talking to the proprietor, I'm sure that would have been equally interesting. A great gift shop with lots od very reasonably priced souvenirs. Looking forward to bringing the rest... More 

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Thank MongoLobo
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We were the only ones there and it was great to wander uninterrupted. This cave is easy to get to and worth the $12 entrance fee if your already nearby.

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Thank Amy L
Chicago
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

One of us had never been down into caverns before, and (I) found it to be truly fantastic! The other had seen many caves and so (he) wasn't as pleasantly surprised but still enjoyed it. Our Mini Cooper REALLY loved the twisty road to get there.

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