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Shenandoah Caverns

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Shenandoah Caverns - Underground World of Wonders

This is a place you must visit! Don't worry about climbing steps they have an elevator to take you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Better than Luray Caverns

The price for entry gets you not only a guided tour of the Caverns but also gets in into the yellow... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wilmington, North Carolina
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  • Average6%
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“parade floats”(47 reviews)
“bacon”(33 reviews)
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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
261 Caverns Rd, Shenandoah Caverns, VA 22847-1432
+1 540-477-3115
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place you must visit! Don't worry about climbing steps they have an elevator to take you down and back up. You are over 200 ft down so the air is cool in the 50-55 degree range, Bring a jacket. Tour guide is...More

Thank FrankP2744
Reviewed 1 week ago

The price for entry gets you not only a guided tour of the Caverns but also gets in into the yellow barn, goat petting area and the American Celebration on Parade building. The last owner built parade floats professionally across America, parts of the floats...More

Thank hopalongrving
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guided tour of the caverns was beautful and so interesting. A light jacket is a good idea as the caverns are 55 degrees and a flat shoe or sneaker is a must as some sections are wet and on an incline. You take an...More

Thank CarolPNewJersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Admission for the caverns also includes admission to other interesting things to see on the property — including collections of floats from various parades/other events. The caverns tour is fun and not too long, and the other attractions are entertaining especially if traveling with younger...More

Thank JessBO25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How does one choose between the several nearby cavern in the Shenandoah Valley? We chose Shenandoah Caverns because of their elevator, it seemed that it would be less claustrophobic than others & the ticket includes admission to 3 other displays. It was a good tour....More

Thank traintraveler53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. It was a little wet and some areas were a bit challenging if you aren't in good enough shape to walk up inclines and down muddy slick surfaces. Definitely wear good non slip sole shoes.

Thank AdventureSis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our stop here was a delight. Sunday, travelling home at 5 PM didn't expect it to b open. Good timing with few people and great tour guide. Wonderful displays and enjoyable time. Cold down there but little less then one hour. Bring a sweater.

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were extremely lucky as we were only two people in the guided tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and with a good sense of humour. These caverns are extraordinary and the owners have used colourful lighting to make the trip more exciting. Beautiful world...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We and our grand daughters had a great time in the caverns. There was a lot of interaction wirh our tour guide Kristin. She was knowledgeable and very easy to hear. She didn’t lose any one and had a wicked sense of humor. The use...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the beauty of Mother Nature underground. Absolutely beautiful! The tour guide was very nice and informative. Admission is a bit pricy ($25 per person). You must bring a light jacket becuz it’s quite cold underground. The tour is about one hour long walking.

Thank Jack C
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May 30, 2018|
Response from 2Travel55 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, We really enjoyed the Shenandoah Caverns. The Luray Caverns appear they would be fantastic as well. The Shenandoah Caverns have an Elevator which was good for me as I was traveling with a broken foot. I don't think... More
Amanda C
April 6, 2018|
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Response from will4202017 | Reviewed this property |
the path is wide and spacious. if i remember you can easily walk side by side the whole time no real tight places
Amanda C
April 6, 2018|
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Response from James D | Reviewed this property |
It is a cave, so it will have some close areas as well as some spacious areas. Without knowing the degree of the affliction, it is hard to answer the question. To the best of my memory, there are no areas where you are... More