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A fun filled tour

Our guide was very entertaining. She knew all the history and science very well and took good care... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
toni c
A Great Cavern To See

I first noticed that it was not overly crowded when I arrived which is always a... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3328 Germany Valley Rd, Riverton, WV 26814-8570
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

Our guide was very entertaining. She knew all the history and science very well and took good care of us along the way. She should get a big raise! I was just the right pace and time. thank you so much!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank toni c
Reviewed October 25, 2018

I first noticed that it was not overly crowded when I arrived which is always a great thing. We had a great tour guide. Please note that you do have to climb and go down a few steps.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed October 13, 2018

We descended into the cavern by steep steps covered by leaves. Railing a big help. It had sectional lighting probably to maintain the integrity of the cave. I chose the one-hour tour, a half-hour is optional. Interesting water drops constantly changing the cave's formations. A...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

We stopped here after doing the hike at Seneca Rocks. We arrived around 330, and the tours for 4:00 and 4:30 were already booked, so they scheduled us in the 5:00 tour. The last one was supposed to be at 4, but they told us...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sarah C
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

My family like the tour but be prepared for many steps. This cave requires helmets that are provided. Small gift shop with friendly people.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Deash19
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Watch your time. There is zip to do if it is after 4pm. Wasted drive there. Gift shop looks nice from outside. There is a restaurant there. Would like to have done the tour.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 910karlys
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Great little tour and the guide was knowledgable and funny. Time went quite quickly underground and was nice to get out of the heat for awhile. Caters well for families and the restaurant food was delicious.....although we only had dessert!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tania G
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

First time ever been on a cavern tour. Wasn’t sure what expect. The caverns were interesting and the history of the them also. The description of the formations was a little corny but interesting. Would definitely suggest wearing a sweatshirt as it is very cool...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank clobadger87
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

We were in awe of the caverns beauty. The staff was very friendly and made the tour fun. My kids loved the gem mining too.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Fsubrady
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Had a nice tour where our guide gave us some history of the caves and also described many of the cave formations including some of the creative nicknames. Tour happens at scheduled intervals and begin at the gift shop, lasts about an hour.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cyle S
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Cathy G
February 25, 2019|
Response from JohnBCowgill | Reviewed this property |
Not yet. It does not open year round. It will not open until April. Very icy condition in WV.