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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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Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were traveling north through Virginia wondering if we should stop....so glad we did! (It's 20 min off the highway) this place is truly a once in a lifetime experience, it's the closest one can get to finding a cave full of jewels! Tickets are expensive, but honestly you'll never get another chance so it's worth it. Take all the... More

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Syracuse
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The price seemed steep, but you got three attractions for the price--the car museum and Luray Valley Museum. I'd rather pay less for just the caverns. However, the car museum was excellent! It's nice and cool in the caverns and the sights are astounding. Unfortunately, parents did not keep their kids quiet, so we couldn't hear our guide if we... More

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We found out about this cave from my cousin. When he found out that I was taking a road trip with my wife and that we would be passing right by this cave, he highly recommended making the time to visit this cave. So glad we did! The tour was approximately 1 hour long. We really enjoyed the tour and... More

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Arcadia, CA
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29 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This privately-owned cave is just spectacular - foot-by-foot one of the most decorated caves in the cave (perhaps in the world). Because it is a private cave, you can get real close to the formations and they even play cave music (electric hammers striking the stalactites and stalagmites all throughout the cave). Although Mammoth Cave in Kentucky is the "longest",... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Definitely a must-see, but we spent most of the time trying to take pictures in the back of the group tour so as not to disturb anybody and thus missed most of what the guide was talking about. An hour may seem long but once you get into the caverns it passes quickly. Great for kids of all ages (bring... More

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Blandon, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This was an interesting adventure but over an hour for the guided tour. Would have been better if you could just walk through and not have to wait for all the other groups to go ahead and wait for your group. Group size was too big approximately 40 people. The price was steep for walking through a cave.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our stop at Luray Caverns. Our tour guide was extremely informative, and seemed to really enjoy her job. It was very comfortable in shorts & a T shirt. We read reviews stating that we should be there early, and that's true. It got VERY busy right after we got there. We also did the maze with our 11... More

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austin, tx
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Don't go on a summer Saturday afternoon. We enjoy caverns and this is a good one. The underground lake is impressive. Guide was good. It was crowded and slow, the the wait to get in was long. We ignored all the excessive commercialization, so it didn't bother us at all.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

My family and I visited the caverns during the 4th of July weekend. The caverns were beautiful but it was so packed you could barely move. People would be walking and then stop to take pictures and people behind you would bump into you. I started walking fast to get out. The caverns were beautiful and I would have enjoyed... More

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England
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We were looking forward to this cavern, as the brochure made it look impressive. It is difficult to know where to start. I suppose I should say that this was a very impressive cavern, potentially one of the best. However, having visited many caverns, we both came out feeling rushed, and sure we missed things because of the rushing. We... More

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