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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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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 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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Cool Caverns

I was ambivalent about touring the Luray Caverns but only before I did so. The stalactite and stalagmite formations are incredible, the perfectly still and perfectly reflective... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Charlottesville, United States
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Charlottesville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I was ambivalent about touring the Luray Caverns but only before I did so. The stalactite and stalagmite formations are incredible, the perfectly still and perfectly reflective lake is difficult to believe and the guides (young people) were knowledgeable and pleasant. Definitely worth a visit. (7000 people visited on the day I went.)

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I've heard about the majesty of Luray Caverns since I was a little boy. My friends in elementary school would constantly tell me of their parents taking them and how cool it was to explore a 150 year old cave-- when you're six, what about that WOULDN'T be cool? My wife and I finally decided to check it out this... More 

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Orange Park, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Very busy place for school tours. Loved the caverns, they are exquisite. Very helpful staff members sited around the caverns to give you history and information about certain rooms and formations. Self guided which is wonderful. Highly recommend if you love caves.

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Lancaster pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful cavern. We had an excellent tour guide. Only problems we had (not Luray's fault) were four brat kids whose parents would not keep control od and a large group of people who would not keep up with the rest of the group. This made for a not as nice experience as it could have been. I also think... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The caverns are immense, and for the first time at any caverns I have fabulous photos to remember it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Tour is presented well. Easy walking, however, what goes down must come up. Recommend wearing appropriate footwear for walking.

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Brewster, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Well, maybe not quite that deep but the way the trail winds along, you feel like you are a lot deeper than your 170 feet below ground. I have been to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico which is a larger version of these caverns but nonetheless wonderous. The most amazing part of the tour was a small body of water... More 

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Livonia, mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I have been here a couple of times and am always awed by the spectacle. The formations are mind boggling. It seems to go on forever. If you go, try and go when it first opens at 9 to try and beat the babies and children.

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Southern England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I picked these caverns as I liked that they didn't use coloured lighting, so you can see the natural beauty. The caverns are vast, with most areas having an extensive number of stalactites and stalagmites stretching off in all directions. Some stunning key features.

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I am wary of tourist attractions but the caverns were so beautiful. The tour guide we had was Brent and he was fantastic, enthusiastic and informative. The tour was an hour and I wish I could have stayed there for much longer.

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