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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fun and informative

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Amy L
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Amy L
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank JudyAndMikeChicago
Columbus, Ohio
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79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The endless drive down a twisty road to find this place was an adventure. We were just looking for gemstones and geodes, and the gift shop did have a nice selection. There were two buses of grade-school kids so it was bedlam in there as they were taken down to the caves in groups as the others made many purchases.... More 

Thank Brendastarshine
Buena Vista, Virginia
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As I have been to many caverns, I was slightly disappointed in the caves here, small and certainly not as high quality as many. It is a self-guided tour, although it was very well-explained to us before we toured. All questions that we had following the tour were answered in great detail. The owner of the Lost World spent a... More 

Thank Susan S
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cavern is a really wonderful underground treasure. Although we were doing a self-guided tour, we happened to be following a school group being lead by one of their guides. She was absolutely wonderful and had lots of good information to share. The gift shop is terrific as well. We met the owner who takes ownership/guardianship of the cavern very... More 

Thank Anne H
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like most caverns, there are lot's of the usual stalactites and stalagmites. What some people don't know is that the region is riddled with caves and is a favorite area for many cavers and spelunkers. We took some pictures and when we looked at them enlarged there were orbs all through. It was funny because when I got thinking about... More 

Thank mustangg2014
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at the Lost World Caverns on a cross-country Road trip. My family and I really enjoyed this self-guided tour. We arrived when they had a bunch of kids there on a field trip, but they were just leaving as we were entering the cave. It was perfect timing as we had the entire place to ourselves to take... More 

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Conyers, GA
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197 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Honestly, I am surprised that they do this. They let you walk into this large cavern without a guide. You walk a 1/2 mile trail at your own pace. You would think some lawyer would have told them that for concerns of liability, they couldn't do it. There are no fancy colored lights, yet it is well lit, so that... More 

Thank travelwriter52
Monkton, Maryland
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Great introduction to caverns. Not huge, but large enough to be interesting and worth the price of admission. Nice gift shop - lots of non-tourist trap selections.

Thank Constance B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

My wife and I enjoy caves while traveling and had time for either Lost World Caverns or the other nearby popular cave. We selected LWC mainly because it allowed self guided tours and very close to where we were staying (Super 8 Hotel - Lewisburg, WV). After paying the reasonable $12 per person fee (kids 6-12 $6, under age 6... More 

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