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Luray Caverns

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Address: 970 US Highway 211 W, Luray, VA 22835-5260
Phone Number: 888-443-6551
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The largest cave in the Eastern U.S. where visitors can see such bizarre...

The largest cave in the Eastern U.S. where visitors can see such bizarre formations like the "Throne Room", "Giant's Hall", and "Fried Eggs".

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Neat caverns

Third time visiting caverns over the last 30 years. Large group this time made wasted time waiting for end of group to catch up. Head there earlier in day or towards end of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Richmond, Virginia
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We got there mid-day on a Saturday and line was so long we decided to skip this time. Plan to get there earlier in the day.

Thank Anne S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Third time visiting caverns over the last 30 years. Large group this time made wasted time waiting for end of group to catch up. Head there earlier in day or towards end of day for smaller groups. A must see for anyone with children older than 10. Younger than that they might remember or appreciate the caverns.

1 Thank CalvertHiker
Westford, Massachusetts
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236 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What can you say? Luray Carverns are other-worldly. From the softly rolling hills of the Virginia countryside, you descend into another universe. The air becomes damp and cool and there is no sound except of the occasional drip of water. You almost feel as if you've been swallowed by a mighty beast. You will awe at the expansiveness of the... More 

1 Thank bklyn56
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic Place. I'd only been in one (small) cavern in PA previously and was overwhelmed by the size and extent of these caverns. Seemed to go forever. The guide (young Calif college student) was very knowing and kept track of his group very well, but talked very fast and didn't seem to want to use the mic. Advice: Stay at... More 

2 Thank Traveler1795
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we walked over 1 mile up and down seeing the various formations. Some deep chasms, some low overheads, very well explained, and loud enough for all to hear. Guide was well trained and did a great job-(Rebecca). They do offer a half off second ticket with a Martins or Giant grocery card. Can present this at ticket office.

1 Thank Charles H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited Luray Caverns while driving through VA. The only way to see the caverns is with a tour guide, so we were a little concerned about having enough time to stop and take pictures. However, our guide, Eli, gave everyone plenty of time to take as many photos as they wished, stopping frequently and telling us... More 

1 Thank Beth W
Union Bridge, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had been here about 30 years ago as a kid. The only thing that changed between then and now is that you can't touch the "fried eggs" anymore and yet the wonder of this place stays the same. I had forgotten how amazing it is to see the caverns in person and how worth it is to go. It... More 

1 Thank Balboaroc
Herndon, Virginia
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For years I have been passing all the signs about Luray Caverns. I figured it was a lot of hype so I never went. Well, my friends were in town and wanted to go. Let's say I was pleasantly surprised. The tour was fairly long and the formations were beautiful. It really is another world down there. The tour guide... More 

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Dumont, New Jersey, United States
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely tour underground. Such a beautiful place. Tour guide was friendly and explained exactly what we were seeing and how it came to be. Lovely tour. Highly recommend.

1 Thank John H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I am not the most physically fit person- but I made it through the 1 hour tour fine. There are 70 steps down and lots of inclines along the way. There are rails for safety. There are are 68 steps up after the tour that end in the gift shop. Our guide was a knowledgeable young man named Dillion. He... More 

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