Luray Caverns

Luray Caverns: Hours, Address, Luray Caverns Reviews: 4.5/5

Luray Caverns
4.5
Canyons • Caverns & Caves
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Discover Eastern America’s largest and most popular caverns. 4,000,000 centuries in the making, this “must see” U.S. Natural Landmark is noted for the profuse variety of formations and unsurpassed natural color. One hour tours from well-lighted, paved walkways lead visitors through cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high. Enormous chambers are filled with towering stone columns, shimmering draperies and crystal-clear pools. Also in this subterranean wonderland, “hear rocks sing” as you experience the haunting sounds of the world’s largest musical instrument, The Great Stalacpipe Organ. Completely unique are the beautiful tones created by this one-of-a-kind instrument, which makes music of concert quality from the surrounding stalactite formations covering more than three acres.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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HepaticPlexis1
Buffalo, WY129 contributions
Journey into the earth
Jun 2021 • Couples
Magnificent. We've explored many caverns over the years and each cavern has its own unique formation and atmosphere. Luray Caverns marks the highest on the list. From the entrance to the customized covered walk ways to the brick laying inside the caverns, makes it very easy to maneuver and walk. Very spacious. No reason why a bottleneck of spectators should form. There is no rush to get through. All self guided visibly marked and numbered signs allows you to follow the story of the discovery and the how the caverns were formed.
Takes an hour to go through at an even steady pace.
Future Adventureres: if you bring your your pets, there is a kennel on site to safely house your dog while you explore. Please do not leave your dogs inside your hot vehicle or leave them inside a covered truck bed. The dogs are susceptible to heat stroke and suffocation.
Written June 11, 2021
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bethandterry2018
High Point, NC15 contributions
Spectacular caverns
Jun 2021
We took our grandchildren to Luray Caverns. They are in the very beautiful Shenandoah valley. The entrance and parking was very large and easy to find. They recently made a new decent to the caves that is a gradual ramp that makes it easy to get down into the cave. The path through the caves ( about 1 and 1/2 Mile walk is concrete with hand rails in the steep places. The path is very close to the most amazing stalagmites and stalactites. Some are as big around as large trees. Our favorite was a shallow body of water that had a perfect mirror reflection of the ceiling stalactites. It was so perfect that we could not distinguish that it was not actually the cave floor. The organ room was very neat and they told the story of how balls us to be held in that room with love bands. Although the live tours were not taking place there were staff place strategically through out to give you commentary and answer questions. They also gave you a brochure that had information about each numbered stop through out. My grands ages 11 to 6 loved it! This would not be for anyone with limited mobility or visually impaired.
Written June 9, 2021
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Amber G
Inwood, WV161 contributions
Not as great as I'd heard it would be.
Jun 2021
I have visited many caves including nearby Shenandoah Caverns & Skyline Caverns as well as Crystal Grottoes in Maryland and Indian Echo Caverns in Pennsylvania. I have heard all my life that Luray Caverns is the best one to visit. So I finally did and I don't know if it was because of all the hype... but it was pretty average and lackluster.
The one big difference is the organ situated in the caverns that plays music every couple of minutes.
However, for the price I paid at other caverns (Luray is more expensive than all of the others listed), I received a guided tour. This was not the case for Luray and it was disappointing.
The employees who were spotted throughout the path were friendly and seemed ready to answer any questions one may have.
I just wasn't super impressed and it was disappointing.

I also felt like the maze should have been included in the price of admission like the museums were.
Written June 6, 2021
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sotms
New York City, NY251 contributions
Amazing place
Apr 2021 • Couples
Caves get more intricate and beautiful with age, and Luray, being over 400 million year old, is pretty amazing. The only negative is that tours are self guided, so I would recommend watching a video or reading up in the cave to fully appreciate it.
Car and carriage museum is exceptional as well.
Written June 3, 2021
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Jamie S
Quarryville, PA361 contributions
Don't Drive by! Stop in!
May 2021
Everyone needs to see Luray Caverns! The Caverns, Museums and other attractions make this a "whole day" stop! It's definitely one of the best Natural Wonders I have seen!
Written June 1, 2021
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FloridaMother61
Orlando, FL15 contributions
Caverns are beautiful but some improvements needed
May 2021
My husband and I recently visited the Caverns and yes it is amazing and beautiful to behold. Right now, due to Covid, the tours are self guided but they do provide guests with a pamphlet that draws your attention to well marked spots you wouldn't just walk on by.

However I must say that if you are our age (early 70's and early 60's) and have any age related issues - or general mobility issues regardless of your age - it may prove to be a physical challenge for you.

There are no benches anywhere in the 1.5 mile winding tour. Sorry but when you're older and have some age related issues a place to sit and take a short rest is a necessity.

There are many steep inclines and steep declines to navigate which are also wet in places and somewhat slippery. There are handrails but, in my opinion, many more are needed.

Lighting also needs to be a bit better. There are some area's of the pathway that are rather dark.

Added handrails and lighting would be a real plus for people with children as well.

Overall it was enjoyable but it could have been better. The Caverns are a treasure but a bit more work needs to be done so that people our age can enjoy the walk thru a bit easier.
Written May 31, 2021
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stephen g
NYC259 contributions
Amazing Cave
May 2021
Really fun time walking through the caverns. It's self guided and depending on how long you stay in each area could take about an hour to do. It's all paved with railings in the places necessary. There's no stairs, but there are some semi-steep hills.

The organ is neat, but unless the song is about to start it's not worth staying for.

The other museums on the grounds (which come with your cave ticket) are also neat. The car museum is probably the coolest of them. The toy museum is neat, but mostly train sets of the last 100 years (ending in what looked like the 1980s).

The historical section was interesting too. It was too hot to do too much walking through the grounds, but everything was well labeled and accessible.
Written May 28, 2021
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Viktoriya A
Wilmington, MA12 contributions
Amazing
May 2021
The Cave is truly a magical place it is a must see. We have been to several caves in Europe, but i have to admit this one was way larger. Very easy access from the road and there are so many other activities at the location. We stopped on our way home from a road trip in Virginia and loved it! The kids were so impressed and there is an easy self guided tour so you can take your time.
Written May 27, 2021
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL11,507 contributions
Amazing MUST SEE Cavern
May 2021
I recently went to Carlsbad Caverns and thought I had seen the most amazing cave ever. However, at least measured by cave features like stalactites and stalagmites, Luray Caverns may have been the most amazing cave I have ever visited. I expected something better than most caves, but I did see this. The quantity and quality of cave features is simply incredible. You have to visit to truly appreciate. Now yes I prefer a natural cave to some of the more gimmickee things they have been added to the cave. However, even these commercial stunts do not detract for the design of the cave. The walkway is equally impressive as the cave itself. You will walk for what seems to be miles moving up and down and back and forth but do not cross yourself. Luray is not far from Shenandoah National Park and its hiking overlooks. Be sure to take time to visit these caverns, you will be so glad you did.
Written May 19, 2021
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Kim W
Pottstown, PA293 contributions
Put Luray Caverns on your list
May 2021
This is a beautiful place both above ground as well as below in the cavern. Highlights for us were the pond where the ceiling was reflecting on the water and the organ. This is a great place for families and handicap accessible.
We were sorry the audible tour was unavailable.
There are other things to do other than just the caverns.
Written May 17, 2021
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