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Lost World Caverns

Fairview Road, Lewisburg, WV
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Lewisburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

nice visit. very cool gift shop and the caverns were great. well worth the admission cost. I hope to go back and do the 4 hour explorer tour.

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Fostoria, Michigan
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We did an unexpected stop here on a road trip into Virginia. We were looking for something to get us out of the car for a while. We had 2 adults and 2 girls 18 and 10 all of us enjoyed it. It's not very large, but well lit. It's a self-guided tour, they do provide you with a numbered... More

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Shawsville, Virginia, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I was really skeptical as to if the cavern would be well maintained since it is self guided. I was super impressed with how well the cave is maintained. One of my new favorite commercial caves. The staff are very friendly. We were given a flashlight and a cave info sheet to refer to. My 4 yr old was even... More

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Bridgeport, West Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Clean, well lit, good family place. You can go through at your own pace. Have to keep typing because reviews must be at least 50 characters and I am very concise.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were just passing through the area and saw the TripAdvisor reviews and decided to stop and were not disappointed. We didn't have kids with us but the were several in the cave with parents and they really seemed to enjoy the tour. There are lots of steps. The fact it is self guided was no problem and we still... More

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Takes a little time to find, but worth it. Self-guided, well lit, with railing, making it perfect for families with children. Nice formations, salamanders and cave crickets, and interesting history. Reasonably priced gift shop with a wide selection, friendly staff, and even a small fossil museum. Even a shady picnic area, and a short trail up to the original cave... More

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Oakville, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were in the area for a family vacation staying at a nearby resort to white water raft. We had an off day and decided to check out the caves and it ended up being the highlight of our trip to West Virginia! We took the guided tour that lasted ~4 hours. It was an incredible experience, I would highly... More

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Windsor, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have led many off trail caving tours and this was a great one. Lots of caving, small passages, limestone geology with flooding, and physical demands. The guide and cave staff were excellent. Hands down. I recommend this caving trip to everyone who likes to get off the show cave route.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I toured the caverns with my family a little over a week ago. The caverns are beautiful and well-maintained. We enjoyed the short self-guided tour, and if we have more time the next time, we want to take the longer, three-hour adventure tour. I would recommend this attraction to anyone in the area.

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Matoaka, WV
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Had a great trip to the Lost World Caverns. The gift shop surprised me the most with reasonable prices and a mini museum featuring some rare artifacts and fossils. Fun was had by adults and children alike.

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