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Luray Caverns

970 US Highway 211 W, Luray, VA 22835
888-443-6551
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Luray
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Canyons
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: 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".
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Warren, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was a spur of the moment diversion off Skyline Drive. Absolutely worth it. While it looks like a tourist trap, the caverns are incredible. There is a 1+ mile walk underground to see caverns, water, colors that are amazing. I couldn't stop taking pictures. The path is an easy paved walk with easy up and downs. There are no... More

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Springfield, OR
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Caverns well worth the visit. Extensive with picturesque formations. I've not seen a cave system yet with so many formations. Breathtaking! To make it even better, there is a great auto museum, a garden maze, and another museum. So much to see and do!

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Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Caverns were beautiful, but the temperature underground used to hold steady @ 58 degrees F. There were so many people in each group that the temp was around 62. I believe the extra body heat is affecting stalactite & stalagmite growth and moisture.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This was an easy walk through a limestone cavern; lots of stalactites and stalagmites. The lighting of the cave features is well done; the temperature is cool but not cold. Our guide was young, enthusiastic, and knowledgable. Only 70 steps down into the cave and 68 steps back to the surface. Once in the cave, the path slopes up and... More

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Jeannette, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

So these caves are one of the four largest in the US. I've been to Carlsbad and Mammoth Cave and this one is almost as good as those. A little pricey, but once you get down 164 feet and see what goes on underneath the ground and how old it is - it's amazing and well worth the price. The... More

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Virginia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The caverns were fantastic to see. The kids enjoyed it, even the little ones. And don't buy stones at the gift store...go across the street to the little house and mine for gems (the big bag is $25 and has huge cool ones in it).

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Stuart, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I first went here as a small boy,so I wanted to see it again as an adult. So maybe 50-55 years later here I am. I'm not sure but I seem to recall that there were colored lights on the formations but don't hold me to that. Now they are lighted with normal floods and taking pictures without flash is... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

There is nothing terribly impressive about the tour information or the tour guides, However, that doesn't matter at this particular site because it is so visually spectacular that you are in awe the entire hour you are down in the caverns. The tour guides are really just there to move you along and answer your questions. Bring a camera, because... More

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Edison, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Had been to the caverns and it was one of a kind. really good and had a good guide to tell us about each of the formations. The only downside was the wait time to get in and the amount of people per trip. They can reduce the numbers to make it more manageable. The Car & Carriage museum is... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

For reasons I don't fully understand, I've been climbing into a number a caves and caverns lately, from California to Barbados. I knew in advance that this was a highly commercialized site, not a national park, and some had suggested to me that it was a tourist trap. Not so! The tour was worth its weight in gold. The site... More

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