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Luray Caverns, Luray

#1 of 101 in Nature in Virginia
Must see · Cave · Canyon
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Luray Caverns by using our Luray trip maker.
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  • Our trip to see family in Virginia concluded with a visit to the Luray Caverns. We decided to include this on our return trip home. We weren't disappointed. It was a hot weekday and the chance to...  more »
  • Was passing through on a road-trip; wasn't expecting much as I'd been let down at Mammoth Cave so when I saw the billboards promising "breath-taking scenery in every direction" I rolled my eyes - but....  more »
  • Not cheap but worth it. Easy walking throughout the whole cave system. Well lit. You won't be disappointed.  more »
  • Luray Caverns is an enjoyable, educational, and very popular tourist destination. Originally discovered in August 1878, it has been captivating and delighting visitors ever since. The cave itself is quite beautiful and majestic. The tour guide was truly outstanding and really brought the tour to life. She greatly enhanced the experience for all of us. Admission was a little pricey but also includes the Luray Caverns Car Museum and the Luray Valley Museum as well. Convenient and ample parking abounds. Employees are friendly and helpful at every turn. This cavern, the car museum, and the LVM are all very family-friendly. Kids and kids-at-heart will have a great time at the Luray Caverns.
  • Awesome family experience. Our tour guide Christina was Great! She gave my son a great responsibility along the tour.. It was amazing! Every child should visit and experience. And a hell of a workout! 5 Stars.
  • Beautiful caverns...largest in eastern US. Cement walkways inside the caverns make it easy walking. And accessible to people with wheel chairs. Slow leisurely walking took 90 min to see it all. Loved the experience. Highly recommend!!
  • We visited for the first time over Labor Day weekend on a Saturday, and it was an enjoyable experience. We were a afraid that it might be too packed given that rows of cars were parked on the grass when we arrived, but in all actuality, we were able to find a good spot near the entrance, and the line for purchasing tickets went by very quickly considering that it was out the door. The ticket price might seem a bit steep, but we definitely got what we paid for. The staff was very informative and helpful and the beauty of the caverns itself made it a worthwhile trek for us from the Loudoun County area. Inside the caverns, the entire path is completely paved with no stairs, which I believe is a feat in and of itself. Although, I do have to say that the crowds made it a challenge to move when the path got narrow, and we felt a little rushed when trying to get some group pictures. With that said, the temperature inside was surprisingly comfortable despite it being a particularly hot day. The tour will take at minimum an hour and a half depending on how often your group decides to take pictures and how many people are there, so be prepared for some mild physical exertion. I can't speak for the food selection on site as we chose to eat elsewhere, but there is a McDonald's close by if looking for some familiar cheap eats. The pictures for purchase at the end of the tour, in my opinion, were also worth the $30 we paid as they include 2 large and 4 small copies, along with a nice frame and informational brochure/picture holder that's worthy of a coffee table conversation starter. Overall, this is a great place to bring family and friends. If there is any worry that this place is a tourist trap, rest assured that its natural beauty will certainly leave you in awe and amazement.
  • Wonderful experience. They offer cave tour, adventure Park and maze tickets. Cave tour takes about one to one and half hours. Temperature and environment is well maintained inside the cave. I however would like a 15-20 minutes of tour. Adventure Park costs 10 dollars and is fun. Maze cost $9 and is fun too. They have car museum, toy museum, car museum and Shenandoah history museum. Parking is free. Restrooms are available. Staff is friendly and helpful. Better buy your tickets online to avoid long queues.

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