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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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Beautiful!

We were on the first tour of the day. Our guide, Tyler, was wonderful. He was knowledgeable and had a great personality. This is definitely worth the trip if you are in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
SCHokieFan
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were on the first tour of the day. Our guide, Tyler, was wonderful. He was knowledgeable and had a great personality. This is definitely worth the trip if you are in the area.

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Poplarville, Mississippi
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34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the campground, so the cave was a plus. Pretty formations. Worth the price of admission. Lots of stairs, so you don't need a jacket.

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Fitzgerald, Georgia
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called ahead for overnight stop. The guy on the phone was super helpful. They were concerned with credit card safety and would not take it over phone. Put me down for a site and told me to pay when I came in.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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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Springfield, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

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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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 August 19, 2016

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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264 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

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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