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Lost World Caverns, Lewisburg

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Lost World Caverns, located just outside Lewisburg, West Virginia, is an underground natural series of caverns. In November 1973, the caverns were registered as a National Natural Landmark as they "feature terraced pedestal-like stalagmites, flowstone, curtains, rimstone, domepits, and waterfalls."
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  • Took the self guided tour. Highly recommend! Don't like enclosed spaces but this was open and no tight squeezes'. We had the cave to ourselves which was also nice! Just spent 1 night in Lewisburg... 
    Took the self guided tour. Highly recommend! Don't like enclosed spaces but this was open and no tight squeezes'. We had the cave to ourselves which was also nice! Just spent 1 night in Lewisburg...  more »
  • A self guided tour was excellent! I have never had the opportunity to do this before. We were able to take our time. Take pictures at leisure. Talk with others touring the caves. Go back to see....  more
    A self guided tour was excellent! I have never had the opportunity to do this before. We were able to take our time. Take pictures at leisure. Talk with others touring the caves. Go back to see....  more »
  • What fun it was to walk around the cavern. There was great signs and information to learn. The lights were perfectly places to alluminate the stalactites and stalagmites. My daughters had a great....  more
    What fun it was to walk around the cavern. There was great signs and information to learn. The lights were perfectly places to alluminate the stalactites and stalagmites. My daughters had a great....  more »
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  • We had a great time exploring the cavern on the self guided tour. The staff was very polite and informative. The gift shop was neat, organized and stocked with a lot of unique trinkets. Everything was very reasonably priced. The cavern took us about an hour to walk through. (We took our time and read all of the information plaques along the route.) When the boys are older, we will definitely return to explore the rest of the cavern on the adventure tour.
  • What a lovely little day we had here; the weather was perfect outside and inside the cave of course. The cavern was lovely and fun to navigate with a little one. We took our time and made it through and had fun. We really enjoyed the gift shop and loved admiring the horses outside. The whole experience was memorable. We will be back!
  • Very neat, self-guided tour. Came early on a weekend, and had the cavern almost to ourselves the entire time. Took our two school-aged children, and really enjoyed the hour long self-guided tour. Many different cave formations to see, and the tour itself is all standing, no crawling or super hard areas to get through. We have done caving in various states, and this one is fairly easy. There are several staircases and slippery walkways (caves are formed by water most of the time), but something you could do if you take your time and walk regularly. Love that! The tour is self-guided so you can go at your own pace and stop and take as many photos as you like. The cost was fairly reasonable. There's a nice gift shop, restroom area, and small museum attached. Outside there was plenty of space for parking, and some farm animals that were really adorable. Note, they did offer a discount for military, teachers, nurses, and AAA members.
  • Really liked the self guided tour. A lot of cave tours feel rushed as you have to keep with with the guide while still admiring the cave features. This tour you could go at your own pace, read the informative signs, and take as many pictures as you want. The path was paved, with a lot of stairs. All the stairs had at least one side with wooden railings to hold onto if needed.
  • I love that it's self guided/paced. I've been on several tours where I couldn't even hear the tour guide and a lot of the time moved quickly. I love to enjoy and take it all in. Caverns are always amazing. Some of the lighting could be done differently throughout the caverns. There was also a little museum is fossils or replicas. Gift shop had some pretty awesome things for all ages. I have a gem collection from all caverns I've visited.

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