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Luray Caverns

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Address: 970 US Highway 211 W, Luray, VA 22835
Phone Number: 888-443-6551
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The largest cave in the Eastern U.S. where visitors can see such bizarre...
The largest cave in the Eastern U.S. where visitors can see such bizarre formations like the "Throne Room", "Giant's Hall", and "Fried Eggs".
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Beautiful Natural Wonder-- A Must See in the Shenandoah

I recently visited Luray Caverns on a family trip to the Shenandoah, and I was most impressed by the spectacular natural wonder and the tasteful, fascinating accompanying museums... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I recently visited Luray Caverns on a family trip to the Shenandoah, and I was most impressed by the spectacular natural wonder and the tasteful, fascinating accompanying museums. The cavern is among the most spectacular in the world, and an hour long tour leads guests through the paved, well-lit, and truly magnificent halls and chambers adorned with thousands of stalactites,... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Loved this tour. Lots of steps. Tour guide gave memorized speech, without much enthusiasm, but the beauty of the caverns, and the interesting facts/information more than made up for the monotonous tone of his talk. Bring a sweater or jacket, since it is cool underground. Lines can get long in the summer, so we went first thing in the morning... More 

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Luray was our first stop on our Cavern Tour in Virginia. These caverns were discovered in 1878 and opened in 1879. This cave was the most touristy with lots of visitors and very large groups. Unfortunately it was the most desecrated cavern that we visited. Prior to the mid-1970's, tourists were permitted to remove stalagtites and stalagmites as souvenirs and... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Luray Caverns was a great tour attraction. tours leave every 20 min and you may have to wait in line. the tour is 1 hour and was great. I would recommend it if you are in the area. Bring your camera.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I have wanted to see these caverns for at least 10 years. It was by far one of the best things (not just cavern) I have ever seen. GET THE AUTIO TOUR. An extra 5.00 and well worth the information. The cavern was like touring a mansion. Room after room the scenery changed with a more spectacular setting. My husband... More 

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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

They have done a great job of lighting the caverns and making it safe for everyone. The tour guides seem very knowledgeable and friendly. The only drawback is the cost is a little more than what I expected for a tour that lasts less than an hour. Still, if you are in the area it is a must see attraction... More 

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Virginia Beach, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This was our first stop in a long weekend at Luray. Thoroughly enjoyed the caverns. My husband and I had not been in 20 years, and the kids had never been. We had two teenagers with us and they seemed equally enthralled with all the beautiful formations. Our tour guide was very nice and answered lots of questions. It would... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great location to spend the whole day for the family. The caverns are pretty nice, you go down a long flight of stairs and lowest point of the caverns is about 160 ft. You have about a mile of walking with a guided tour guide. Other than the caverns you have a few other attractions: Garden maze - Toy museum... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went to Lurray Caverns with my 12 yr old & her friend after having visited Natural Bridge, which is maybe an hour to an hour & a half away. Both were awesome. Luray Caverns cost more, and is more touristy though. Believe it or not, they have built several tourist type museums and such all around it. They took one... More 

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Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed touring the caverns. Our tour group was a bit large though and it felt as though we were rushed through several places. Our tour guide appeared as though she did not 'love' her job but all the same, she was informative and friendly. This place is really busy, even for a weekday. Our wait was not too long... More 

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