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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
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Loved the caverns!

I was very impressed. The caverns are beautiful! A must see. There is an elevator, the tour is about 1 mile of walking. It is cool, i was glad i had my jacket. My kids age 10... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
jackie c
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was very impressed. The caverns are beautiful! A must see. There is an elevator, the tour is about 1 mile of walking. It is cool, i was glad i had my jacket. My kids age 10 and 8 loved it.

Thank jackie c
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my daughter to this area for a surprise birthday weekend. We fell in love!! The caverns were not crowded and so enjoyable. Our guide was nice, funny and very informational. Before they called us for the tour we walked through Main Street of yesteryear and were amazed. We are already talking about when to go back.

Thank Lorene L
Westford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Shenandoah Caverns doesn't draw the crowds that Luray Caverns do, so use that to your advantage. You can visit without long lines and large crowds. This is a great "starter" cavern as it is not as long as Luray, but it is just as amazingly beautiful. Bring your sweater and comfy walking shoes and enjoy another of Mother Nature's treasures.

Thank bklyn56
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed visiting the caverns. It's about a mile walk (took a little over an hour) total with a few small/low passages but the caverns were beautiful! The company has lit them very well and even added some multi-colored lighting for your viewing pleasure. There was a young boy on the tour with us that enjoyed it for awhile... More 

Thank Dawn S
Clifford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a review about the American Celebration on Parade which is at the entrance to the Shenandoah Caverns. This is a MUST SEE!!! It is wonderful and so much fun to see these huge, beautiful floats from past Rose Parades, Presidential Inaugurals and more. Please take the time to read the information in front of each float and be... More 

Thank Fromheretowherenext
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I decided at the last minute to make the stop at Shenandoah Caverns. It was a pleasant treat. We did the tour and really enjoyed the descriptions from our guide. The guides have their 'speil" down and through in a few jokes. It was well worth the time and money to take this unusual tour.

Thank Terry B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love it! Can't wait to visit again now that they've upgraded some of their lighting to led. Beautiful formations, wonderful tour guide, lot's of things to see and explore. Love the vintage pixie signs too!

Thank kmsconcannon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Caverns without much thought and then we realise that it being about 12 deg C, a sweater or hoodie would be adviceable. Didnt have to wait long and our guide, Brook took us on the tour. It was most informative and interesting and with the lighting it made the stalactites more beautiful. We did have an elderly... More 

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Nottingham, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shenandoah Caverns is quite amazing. Even with bad knees and thanks to the elevator, I was able to do the entire Cavern. From the pixies that greet you to the beautiful Bacon stalactites and stalagmites. This is a must see for those who love caves and caverns. Love the lighting also.

Thank deecki
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Liked it so much I've been twice! The caverns are beautiful -- a nice daytrip from the DC area. Recommend going either early in the day or late at night since the groups could be large in the afternoons, especially on the weekends. Tours are usually 1 hour long.

Thank Eric D

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