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Shenandoah Caverns

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Address: 261 Caverns Rd, Shenandoah Caverns, VA 22847-1432
Phone Number: +1 540-477-3115
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Shenandoah Caverns has been thrilling visitors since 1922. It is the only...

Shenandoah Caverns has been thrilling visitors since 1922. It is the only Virginia cavern with elevator service, making it one of the easiest caverns to tour. It's also the closest major cavern to I-81 (Exit 269). Our famous bacon formations are so unusual they were featured in National Geographic. Personally guided tours through our 17 soaring rooms take approximately one hour. Also see our other attractions: Main Street of Yesteryear, American Celebration on Parade (open seasonally), and the Yellow Barn. Open all year. Located 2 minutes from I-81, Exit 269, five miles north of New Market, VA in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Let the exploration begin!

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I loved everything about this cavern and experience. This was my first visit to a cavern ever and it made me want to experience more. It was very educational and worth every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
essence0five
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved everything about this cavern and experience. This was my first visit to a cavern ever and it made me want to experience more. It was very educational and worth every dollar. I recommend for others to go and experience it for yourself

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Lexington, MA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Colorful cavern with wonderful formations. Guide was very knowledgeable and funny. Great cavern. In addition, you can also visit the yellow barn (has lots of wine, cheese, honey) and American Celebration (parade floats). Excellent exhibits and cavern for a reasonable admission price. A must see if you are in the area.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to many of the caverns in Virginia. Shenandoah is a good one; not quite as large as Luray Caverns, but very good itself. The cavern is entered through a typical gift store selling all manner of cavern knick-knacks. The tour brings you down an elevator (which is unique), and you walk over a mile through many beautiful cavern... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smalltown attraction with alot to see. Nicely put together tour of beautiful caverns. Tour guide was informative and answered alot of tourist questions. Small gift shop with a restaurant. Outside picinic tables and benches

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the caverns this weekend. The tour was very educational and fun. It is chilly down there, so little ones get uncomfortable after a while if they don't have a jacket to help keep warm.

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Thank deegryphon1
Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

About 220 ft underground and 54 degrees it is best to bring a sweatshirt. The tour was entertaining and informative, the tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. She answered all the questions we had. The souvenir shop was not what we expected.. other than some postcards, key chains and sweatshirts with the name design on them.. the rest wasn't... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brooke was our tour guide and she was great! Tour was good as well, very beautiful. The formations (diamond cascade was beautiful)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to see the caverns yesterday and it was beautiful. They have an elevator to take you way down and back up. It was great on a very hot day, the caverns stay 56 degrees so take a light jacket. Abbey was our tour guide and she was great! There are so many things to see in this world... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was going to be a very hot day so we thought we'd visit the caverns, we had already saw the more famous Luray Caverns years ago so found a Groupon for Shenandoah. I loved the 54 degrees, no jacket needed for me, many had sweatshirts etc, your choice. Very cool formations, there are some very low areas so all... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live in northern VA but this was our first cavern visit. It was a great time! We got a Groupon so it ended up being a good price, too. My husband, parents, and I visited on a very hot day (95-100 F) with our 3 year old boy and 6 month old baby girl. I used an Ergo carrier... More 

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