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Luray Caverns, Luray
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Take a guided tour of Luray Caverns, subterranean caves that were discovered in 1878 and are now a National Historic Landmark. Your knowledgeable guide will identify and explain some of the caves' most impressive formations, such as Leaning Column, Titania's Veil, Dream Lake, and Double Column. Listen to the song of the Great Stalacpipe Organ, which makes stalactites sing by tapping them. The admission fee includes your tour, as well as entrance to the Car and Carriage Caravan and Luray Valley Museum. Make Luray Caverns a centerpiece of your Luray vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Luray tourist route planner.
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  • I was not expecting much, but was literally blown away. Really enjoyed our visit. Stunning beauty! It is really well organized and we got to see everything with more than enough time in the cavern. Ou...  more »
  • The visit to the caves is a hallucination aware of figures and shapes, enhanced by the lighting. The guides offer a suitable speech that guideline look but leaves room for imagination and admiration.
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  • Whenever you hear about caverns, everyone tells you that you have to visit Luray. However, we were very underwhelmed by our visit. The entry fee is high, the place is overcrowded, and they are clearly...  more »
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  • When we went it was very very busy but it was totally worth it. The caverns were pretty incredible and the guides were super friendly and answered any question you asked them. Despite the incredible line when we got there, they let us purchase tickets for a time slot an hour out that guaranteed we could go in then. With all the little museums and other things to do in the area, it was very easy to wait an hour and get in without feeling like we wasted a part of our lives in line.
  • Very beautiful cavern. None of the photos do it justice. I'd highly recommend going. It's a bit pricey at about $20 but I'd still recommend it. It's a guided tour, which is great for getting information, but it's a little too fast paced for those interested in taking a lot of photos. I wished they'd offer a self guided tour, but I understand they want to supervise people to prevent them from going where they shouldn't. Highly recommended!
  • Definitely more expensive than when I was a kid. They are developing the area well. The car museum was shockingly good. I learned a lot and saw some very unique cars. The toy museum attached feels like a walk through a thrift shop mostly. Train platform is fun for kids. The organ that uses mallets to play music on stalactites in the cave is incredible.
  • I went here when I was a kid but I have 0 recollection of it. I decided to visit after my drive through Shenandoah National Park. Luray Caverns is sort of in the middle of nowhere. The town seems to be based on these caverns and it seems a bit like an amusement park. I wasn't really bogged down about it, but just a bit surprised. I overheard a conversation and I believe there are other caverns within the local area - which might be a little less touristy. Overall, it was great. I think I was on the last tour group and our tour guide was pretty cool, explaining everything, and gave us ample time to take photos. Bring shoes with some traction; nobody slipped, but there are some wet spots - better safe than sorry. It's nice and cool down there so it was perfect for a summer visit / out of the sun.
  • It's a little over priced but ... great family atmosphere! You can tell pride and money has been poured into the place..it is one of many things to do while staying at Massanutten. There are pricey shops and neat attractions at this location, right next door is a fellows toy collection which is kept behind glass, there is also an antique car / horse carriage area which in my opinion and my 2 year old son's was the best feature of all (included in the price). For The cost I was expecting to see dinosaur fossils or civil war relics, nope.. just a paved floor cavern.