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Luray Caverns, Luray

Categories: Canyons, Caves, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web
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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  • It seemed like a long drive from the hotel in Stafford Virginia. Rain and then more rain didn't help speed up the drive but it was scenic. By scenic I mean trees and more trees and barns and houses th...  read more »
  • We went with 4 kids, 10,12,14,16. Everyone enjoyed it. The tour guide was adorable. It was very interesting and beautiful. There are a lot of stairs and about a mile walk underground with no rest stop...  read more »
  • The last time I was here was back in the 90's when I was a kid. It was great to see this place again & remember some good times. Fun for all ages. 
  • 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.
  • Unique experience. See formations millions of years old. Knowledgeable guides throughout the caverns able to answer all your questions. Yummy, reasonably priced food at the small cafe...grilled cheese sandwiches just like Mom made. Transportation museum very well done and worth going through is included in price of Caverns ticket.
  • Meh... It's OK, not the best Caverns I've been to. It's way overpriced. It cost $80 for 2 adults and 2 children on the tour. Then all the souvenirs are made in China. Lol I at least thought I would get a coffee mug that was made locally... Shame
  • Took a friend to Luray Caverns because it had been decades since either of us had been there. Seems to be well cared for and very clean. What ruined the experience for us was the high school aged tour guides cheerleader sing song way of telling us about the cave. "It was just annoying and hard to understand at times", my friend told me as we were leaving. I also found that her knowledge of the cave was limited. I wonder if any of management has taken the tour with her? Very sweet girl, don't get me wrong, but not very professional. Hope someone from there will read this and give her a few lessons in public speaking.
  • The Caverns is a wonderful place to visit but the self-guided tour was not given enough information and knowledge. Maybe audio tour is a better way to do. The museums and garden maze next are a plus to the Caverns.
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