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Natural Bridge Caverns

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Address: 15 Appledore Ln, Natural Bridge, VA 24578-3602
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+1 540-291-2121
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Caverns in the Shenandoah Valley that extend 34 stories underground.

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Nice caves

We did the guided tour of the caves, which takes about an hour. The caves are very nice, and staff is very friendly. You can buy a combo ticket to also visit the natural bridge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Twan J
Breda, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you have never been in a Virginia Cavern this would be an excellent place to start. The steps are not too strenuous and you will experience the unique underground formations that were found hundreds of years ago. I especially enjoyed seeing the underground river that starts 100s of feet below the surface of the ground. Our guide was excellent... More 

Thank Marie H
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole thing was amazing! How nature grows as time goes by. The sites you get to see and it's just so beautiful and the history is a adventure.

Thank Toudie W
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I grew up in the Shenandoah Valley (Roanoke) and had never known that the Caverns existed! Somehow I'd missed it all times I'd visited Natural Bridge in the past - as a kid or when I brought my own kids here. This time I found the Caverns when I brought my 6-yr old granddaughter to tour Natural Bridge. She'd never... More 

Thank Andi f
Breda, The Netherlands
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the guided tour of the caves, which takes about an hour. The caves are very nice, and staff is very friendly. You can buy a combo ticket to also visit the natural bridge, which I would definitely recommend.

Thank Twan J
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to natural bridge first, save your receipt for caves for discount. You can buy a combo ticket at caves that includes natural bridge. Nice tour . Bring a sweatshirt or light jacket.

Thank Jennifer S
Atlanta, Georgia
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here as it was along our driving route. I personally wouldn't go out of my way for it but it was a nice stop to stretch our legs. We walked the whole path to the very end, there's a little waterfall back there. I didn't think the walk was worth it. There was a nice little outdoor exhibit... More 

Thank Stephdb
Wilmington, North Carolina
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59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth seeing and very close to Natural Bridge. There are a lot of steps and they can be a little slippery. They do put non-slip mats on the steps to try and help it, but they are still wet and I would not recommend for those who are not somewhat physically fit or able to maneuver very well. Otherwise,... More 

Thank krissypoo79
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love caverns and caves, but this one was disappointing. The collection of formations is minimal when compared to Luray, for example. Plusses: evidence of wildlife inside, formations seem to be free from human damage, and the guide and staff were knowledgeable. I question the validity of the claim of it being the deepest on the east coast; they seem... More 

Thank Theonlyjonboy
Manchester, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2017

We visited as part of a trip through VA while returning from a family trip to a destination in SC. Like any cave, you need to dress for it. Shoes with good traction are a must, as is a light jacket or sweatshirt. We were lucky and came at an unusually quiet time - Sunday afternoon, and not in the... More 

Thank aishabintjamil
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017

...I thought about that last part once during our trip deep into the earth and I had a mini panic attack, literally. So here is the thing, we have caverns very close to our home in Ohio and when you go to them you walk down what feels like a million steps and then you are down to the final... More 

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