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Dixie Caverns

5753 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153-8239
+1 540-380-2085
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Trip to Virginia

We were in Virginia to take my daughter and a friend to the college for the weekend at liberty... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2016
Tracy M
via mobile
Lovely caves

Very enjoyable tour of the caves. Some good formations and it was easy to see and hear everything... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2016
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Guided tours through these caverns that highlight a large number of still-growing stalagmites and stalactites.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“gift shop” (24 reviews)
“nice cave” (6 reviews)
5753 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153-8239
+1 540-380-2085
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Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We were in Virginia to take my daughter and a friend to the college for the weekend at liberty university. I had three other teens to keep occupied, so took one day and went to Dixie caverns and they all really enjoyed it.

Thank Tracy M
Reviewed October 11, 2016

Very enjoyable tour of the caves. Some good formations and it was easy to see and hear everything as we were a small group. Helpful and friendly guide.

Thank LindiSue
Reviewed September 23, 2016 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.

Thank SCHokieFan
Reviewed September 4, 2016 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.

Thank DYK640
Reviewed August 31, 2016 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.

Thank Donna B
Reviewed August 29, 2016 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...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed August 27, 2016

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...More

1  Thank flwest99
Reviewed August 25, 2016

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...More

Thank 7PterodactylAttacks
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...More

Thank essence0five
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.

Thank Charles C
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July 3, 2016|
Response from Shannon L | Reviewed this property |
It would be a nightmare to bring a stroller. There are a lot of stairs, uneven surfaces, small areas. There is a space you can leave the stroller at the top (before entering the caverns).
July 11, 2015|
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Response from T G | Reviewed this property |
It is about a 45 minute tour of the caverns. The cost is $14 for adults, $6 for children 5-12, under 5 is free. Sometimes you can find local coupons in travel guides or online. I'm not sure how much camping costs. There... More