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Address: 5753 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153-8239
Phone Number: 540-380-2085
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Guided tours through these caverns that highlight a large number of...

Guided tours through these caverns that highlight a large number of still-growing stalagmites and stalactites.

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Morning outing.

We had originally planned on going tubing but the area was experiencing a heat wave so what better alternative than a cave tour? We had about a 15 min wait before our tour... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Linda L
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had originally planned on going tubing but the area was experiencing a heat wave so what better alternative than a cave tour? We had about a 15 min wait before our tour began so we visited the antique shop attached. Clever idea, don't you think? Well I did, too. But, of course, found several items to buy. The tour... More 

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Burlington, Kentucky
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We intended to head to the Shannondoah area but we found this along the way. Little did we know that along all of I-81 there is tons of Caves and Caverns to explore. This is something you could make a day of if you had the time. It is well worth the stop and it is very cool 55 degrees... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dixie Caverns is a series of caves kept basically in their original condition except with lighting and a walkway/stairs added. There's nothing kitchy--that's all saved for the gift shop/antique store--no gnome statuettes or colored lights or music. There's nothing spectacular, either--no huge underground lakes or caverns filled with shining crystals. But it's a very nice tour, extensive enough to take... More 

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Thank 7PterodactylAttacks
Springfield, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a good experience but there are a lot of stair climbing and going downstairs so if you have a hard time breathing or cant climb stairs to much this location is not for you. But other then that it was very beautiful and educational

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Thank essence0five
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While not the largest or showiest cavern I have visited, I highly recommend checking out Dixie Caverns. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and friendly, and the caverns have several unique aspects among VA show caves.

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Thank Charles C
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261 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The caverns were ok if you've never experienced Carlsbad Caverns and Sonora Caverns. Tour was short but interesting. Good for kids to experience. Easy access from the store where you get the tickets. Pricing was fair $14.00 for adults. You get a discount if you're camping in their campground. Close to the highway so easy to get to. Just not... More 

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Thank Allison C
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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where most caverns are rather chilly because you are going underground, this is not the case with Dixie Caverns. You are actually traveling the cavern going up into the mountain. Please wear footwear with a good grip. The passageways are narrow and because of the natual moisture in the cavern some areas are slick. The souveniers are kitschy in the... More 

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Thank Holly P
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Basically a cave tour that has a little history and science. The kids and I thought it was pretty cool. The tour guides were locals with some interesting flare. I ended up tipping him $10.

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Thank Joshua H
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Before you go, know that this isn't a cave but rather a hollow mountain. It's a great way to see some of the limestone formations you'd see in a cave but without the massive trek. We've been to Mammoth Cave which this is NOT Even close to the grandeur. However in a small town with little else to do, it... More 

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Thank Kblank003
Marlton, NJ
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cavern was stunningly beautiful and the tour guide was great! Tidbits of information for adults and kids kept everyone interested. The shop was a delight as well. Loved all the stones and cool jewelry. We will definitely be back to visit in the fall!

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