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Grand Caverns

5 Grand Caverns Drive, Grottoes, VA 24441
+1 540-249-5705
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Interesting cave and local history

The cave is in a park area with picnic tables and a playground. There are several ways to get a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ladyluck523
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new york city, ny
A big surprise in a little town

My husband and I were in western VA for his family reunion and we wanted to explore the surrounding... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
tigger42068
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Williamstown, New Jersey
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America’s oldest continuously operated show cave, voted #2 in America by Parade magazine, and a National Natural Landmark, Grand Caverns is a prime example of history and beauty. With our abundance of rare shield formations and history around every turn, come see for yourself why we are ‘Grand’.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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5 Grand Caverns Drive, Grottoes, VA 24441
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Reviewed yesterday

The cave is in a park area with picnic tables and a playground. There are several ways to get a discount so it's not necessary to pay full price. There is a bit of a walk uphill including stairs before you get to the cave...More

Thank ladyluck523
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I were in western VA for his family reunion and we wanted to explore the surrounding area. We passed a sign for Luray Caverns on the way down from NJ but didn't want to drive the 2 hours from the resort. I...More

Thank tigger42068
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect but definitely worth the 2 hour drive. Three of us ended up in a large 20+ group, everyone was awesome and friendly. Our guide Ariah (spelling?), was sweet, knowledgeable , and funny. Caves themselves are VERY impressive and well preserved....More

Thank MiVidaLocaContigo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a most enjoyable hour and a half walk touring the underground; we stared at all kinds of limestone formations, stalactites, stalagmites and other rock formations. We have been to many caves in the U.S. And this was a good one. The guide was...More

Thank Gail S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn't expecting much and I was surprised. We had a wonderful host Zac (sp?), he humored our silly jokes and played right along. Very knowledgeable. We all highly enjoyed the tour. Even my 84 year old grandma. Thank you for tolerating our slower walking...More

Thank Katie K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Grand Caverns is owned by the town of Grottoes, VA and they have made it a pleasant, informative experience for visitors. It's a bit of a hidden attraction- we've known about it for years and visited once before when it was a bit more rustic....More

Thank travelingmv
Reviewed 1 week ago

We moved to the area two years ago,and we've visited several attractions in the Shenandoah Valley. Grand Caverns is a hidden gem, IMHO if you like caverns you'll love it here. It is very quaint, laid back, not a large tourist trap like other attractions....More

Thank Ansley11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Grand Caverns in Grottoes, VA in May 2017. Admission costs are reasonable and several discounts are offered (AAA, AARP/Senior, Military, Locals, etc). The main entrance leads to a large park-like setting with trails and tables (definitely a good idea to bring a...More

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were blown away at all the formations and originality of Grand Caverns our guide, Abby, was very knowledgeable and helpful as well. The group size was fairly small and the views were spectacular! We would love to go back and take the adventure tour...More

Thank OwlwaysOnAnAdventure
Reviewed 30 May 2017

A very nice tour of about 90 minutes through the cave. It has great formations, and large rooms. Easy walk with some stairs. Well illuminated.Tour guide is very knowledgeable and helpful throughout.

Thank MLovei
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Darla509
13 April 2017|
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Response from MamaGH | Reviewed this property |
No not at all. Spaces are tight in places.
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jewels1976
9 March 2017|
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Response from Jessica D |
There is no age limit for cave tours and we have many children come through our cave every day. Grand Caverns is not stroller/wheelchair accessible, however.
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emberdeen
17 November 2016|
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Response from BetsyB96 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall any particular smells. It is damp in the caves and where there is dampness there is bound to be mold, but as much of the interior is quite large, I imagine the mold is dispersed.
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