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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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Caverns are awesome!

We enjoyed our trip. There was a line to get in but the ticket line and entrance line both moved quickly. We took time to check out the toy museum while other members of our group... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our trip. There was a line to get in but the ticket line and entrance line both moved quickly. We took time to check out the toy museum while other members of our group held our place inside. Once inside the caves the tour took us on a walk through the caverns. The caverns are an amazing site.... More 

Thank Lisa D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Even if you are itching to get onto the Skyline Drive, you must take an hour to visit these caverns. I had to talk my boyfriend into going but he took about 200 photos and wouldn't shut up talking about them. My only criticism is that I couldn't understand the fast-talking guide.

Thank Mary H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had such a great tour guide for our walk through these marvelous caverns. Sights wonderful to take in and at the same time hard to imagine we were looking at the inside of our earth. The walk is about 1 1/4 mile and you use stairs both up and down. Well lighted. The underground Mirror Pool is outstanding to... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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.

2 Thank Charles H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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 

2 Thank Beth W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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 

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