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Shenandoah Caverns

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Address: 261 Caverns Rd, Shenandoah Caverns, VA 22847-1432
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+1 540-477-3115
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Shenandoah Caverns has been thrilling visitors since 1922. It is the only...

Shenandoah Caverns has been thrilling visitors since 1922. It is the only Virginia cavern with elevator service, making it one of the easiest caverns to tour. It's also the closest major cavern to I-81 (Exit 269). Our famous bacon formations are so unusual they were featured in National Geographic. Personally guided tours through our 17 soaring rooms take approximately one hour. Also see our other attractions: Main Street of Yesteryear, American Celebration on Parade (open seasonally), and the Yellow Barn. Open all year. Located 2 minutes from I-81, Exit 269, five miles north of New Market, VA in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Let the exploration begin!

Please keep in mind that while Shenandoah Caverns does have an elevator, it is not considered handicap accessible. The pathway is crushed gravel with slight inclines throughout the tour, so assistance is required to navigate the tour via wheelchair. There is also one small portion that is not accessible by wheelchair at all. If you are walking the tour, you must be able to stand for one hour and walk one mile. If you have any questions about accessibility, please give us a call.

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Mesmerizing beauty!

Visited Shenandoah caverns with my family in 2016. One of the most beautiful underground caves i have ever seen. Shenandoah Caverns has been thrilling tourist place for over 90... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Boyds, Maryland
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Boyds, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Shenandoah caverns with my family in 2016. One of the most beautiful underground caves i have ever seen. Shenandoah Caverns has been thrilling tourist place for over 90 years. This is the only cavern with elevator service and the closest major Caverns to I 81( Exit 269). Explore a world of breathtaking natural wonders, extraordinary crystalline formations waiting to... More 

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Franklin, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to tour Shenandoah Caverns with two other couples. I'm glad we did. The caverns were beautiful. Our tour guide, Patty, was great. The tour is a one hour tour, but ours lasted for two hours. Patty took time to explain everything to us, took pictures, and just felt like one of the family. Be sure to ask for her... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I did not know what to expect. Prepared to be wowed. Everything was amazing. Most of All, Patty was the tour guide who made the experience special. It is not as big as other caverns, but it is definitely different. To those in wheelchairs, you can see this attraction as it is wheelchair accessible, but the floor is stony so... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Purchased 2 groupons for four and got almost half off the adult price with other perks. We were touring so just did the cave tour and the holiday store window displays. The 8 of us got a tour by Hannah. She was knowledgeable and entertaining and she played along with the jokesters in our group! She learned their names and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Now this one was a surprise. One of the most beautiful underground limestone caves. If you happen to go to Washington DC, these caves are not that far. A drive of 1-1.5 hours maximum. The price per person is 24$ for adult and 14$ approx for children. These are natural formations and have been formed over 100's of years. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Stunning caverns. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided historical information during the tour. Some walk require.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Sometimes you wish that places like this offered “Adults Only” tours. You pay good money to go on these kind of tours and would like to hear what is being said, but when there are several families with small children that have no idea what is going on, why they are there or could care less, the hour plus tour... More 

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Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Most travelers will likely hit Luray Caverns first and may never make it to Shenandoah Caverns. That's a mistake. The caverns are a bit smaller than Luray but the crowds are also significantly smaller. The caverns themselves are pretty nifty and the tour was entertaining. Not to be missed is the upstairs department store window exhibit showing Christmas scenes from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Yes it is a good 90 mins plus from DC but well worth a day trip. We didn't need to book and the wait was only 15mins. It is amazing to see. Really looks like a movie back drop but its real. You walk about a mile in 1 hour. It does have lift access and apparently 85% wheelchair access... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The tour guide and tour were both excellent. We were a smaller group and I would highly recommend going there during slower times (first thing in morning on weekends or mid-week). We were allowed plenty of time to explore a section at a time -- but in larger groups, I would have probably felt rushed.

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