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Lost World Caverns

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Address: 907 Lost World Rd, Lewisburg, WV 24901-5250
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+1 304-645-6677
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10:00 am - 5:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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One of the most beautiful commercial caves in the eastern U.S.

Self-guided...

One of the most beautiful commercial caves in the eastern U.S.

Self-guided walking tours take approximately 45 minutes to an hour.

All day Wild Cave Tours are available, for the more adventurous, by reservation only.

Largest Rock, Fossil, & Gift Shop in the area.

Natural History Museum features local ice age mammals as well as dinosaur exhibits.

Picnic Area. Free Parking. Open Daily.

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AMAZING!!!

Went to the Luray Caverns before this visit and they BLEW Luray out of the water. Tour is self guided which makes everything even more interesting. Owner was super nice and gave... read more

Reviewed March 17, 2017
Stephanie M
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4 reviews
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Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Went to the Luray Caverns before this visit and they BLEW Luray out of the water. Tour is self guided which makes everything even more interesting. Owner was super nice and gave us so much information on the caverns that we weren't expecting for being self guided. Gift shop has tons of beautiful minerals and gems to buy.

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1 Thank Stephanie M
Wheeling, West Virginia
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Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Everyone here​ was very kind and helpful. The caverns are amazing to see. The self guided tour takes about 45 minutes. Wear comfy shoes! It's a tough hike but well worth it.

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2 Thank Jared T
Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017

Well laid out and views are spectacular. Management also customer focused. Path was easy to follow and well lighted. Again, great cave

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Excellent, interesting commercialized cave. Requires willingness to walk inclines and steps. For a commercialized cave, this one does require being steady on one's feet. Not a criticism, as this makes the experience more like true caving, but be prepared. Definitely no strollers. Self-guided tour reasonably completed in an hour or so. You'll get a flashlight to look into crevices, but... More 

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1 Thank regiontravelreturns
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed March 10, 2017

This attraction is worth the effort to go a bit off the beaten track -- it is easily accessible from I-64 after a few miles drive through the local countryside. Above ground, you experience a well-kept tourist gift store with minerals, geodes, etc. and friendly staff. If the kids can't get enough Pokemon, there is a 'Pokestop' right there, too!... More 

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Lima, Peru
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Reviewed February 21, 2017

You wrote a review for Lost World Caverns A moment ago 5.0 star rating 2/21/2017 Awesome customer experience! We did the 4 hour caving tour. My husband and I were on a roadtrip and passed through West Virginia, we decided to check this out... What a grear adventure! We were on a group with another couple. Our guide, Steve, is... More 

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Forest Hill, WV
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

Very cool place and educational! Do the behind the scenes tour (or whatever they call it) if you're feeling up to it.

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Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

It was a beautiful cavern! The tour is self paced and it gives you the opportunity to appreciate this natural wonder. A very easy walk, appropriate for any age. Looking forward to trying the Wild Cavern Tour!

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Reviewed January 8, 2017

We (4 adult men and 4 teenagers) did the wild cave tour in July 2016. This trip was a day off of the water from our AOTG rafting vacation and none of the kids were interested in going. However it turned out to be the highlight of our trip. The kids could not stop talking about it. It was a... More 

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Sandy Bay, Honduras
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Reviewed January 7, 2017

This is a great trip especially if you have middle school aged kids so that they can do a report on it for some extra credit at school. Take a windbreaker because it is cool inside.

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