Luray Caverns
Luray Caverns
4.5
Canyons • Caverns & Caves
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Discover Eastern America’s largest and most popular caverns. 4,000,000 centuries in the making, this “must see” U.S. Natural Landmark is noted for the profuse variety of formations and unsurpassed natural color. One hour tours from well-lighted, paved walkways lead visitors through cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high. Enormous chambers are filled with towering stone columns, shimmering draperies and crystal-clear pools. Also in this subterranean wonderland, “hear rocks sing” as you experience the haunting sounds of the world’s largest musical instrument, The Great Stalacpipe Organ. Completely unique are the beautiful tones created by this one-of-a-kind instrument, which makes music of concert quality from the surrounding stalactite formations covering more than three acres.
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tomcarla
Folsom California53 contributions
Couples
We had been to the Shenandoah Caverns on this trip and I wasn’t sure I wanted to see more caverns. But these caverns were spectacular, better than Shenandoah, and were the highlight of our trip. It is self-guided with easy wide paths to walk.
Written 23 September 2022
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Lori M
8 contributions
Family
This is such a kewl place! Easy to navigate, even with toddlers in tow. Every turn had a jaw dropping view! Also did the garden maze, car museum, and gem mining. Highly recommend getting the extra large bag of gems! They have some amazing things in there! Worth every penny! Spent the whole day there! All attractions are right beside each other.
Written 18 September 2022
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Skye B.
United States49 contributions
We were there on a Thursday afternoon and were able to walk right in without any lines. Based on the setup outside, there are VERY long lines on the weekend. The cavern is very spacious and we were able to explore at our own pace. My favorite moment was seeing and hearing the organ. We visited Skyline right before this cavern and thoroughly enjoyed it too. The two are different, so it depends on what type of experience you are expecting. (click profile for Skyline review)
Written 6 September 2022
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michael l
2 contributions
Couples
Absolutely incredible and breathtaking! Largest and most impressive cavern I've ever seen! Highly recommend!
Written 26 August 2022
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Rockad42
Slippery Rock, PA8 contributions
Couples
Absolutely awesome attraction. Mother Nature’s beauty is beyond anything you will see in the caverns! Do not miss this one when I’m the area.
Written 21 August 2022
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Morafearna
14 contributions
Friends
Lots to see and do. Self guided tour of caverns was nice but guided would have been nicer. Caverns are a bit less authentic than Shenandoah Caverns were. Garden maze was fun even for 2 middle aged sisters! The historical museum and grounds was a great find. Restored outbuildings were neat to explore. Handicapped accessible a plus!
Written 14 August 2022
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Diana Nooonen
2 contributions
Family
The whole thing. It's a truly wonderful experience in any season. Pack a picnic lunch if you want to save a little bit, there are plenty of places to picnic right on the grounds. Its not terribly expensive for entrances to all the sites.
Our family goes every other year. Its just so nice and very relaxing.
Any season any weather!
Although the fall is quite breath taking( bring a jacket).
Its gorgeous anytime.
Its a full day, but you get to do and see so much in just a few hours.
I sometimes need a wheel chair now- fully accessable- easy through the caverns and all the other sites are within site and very very easy walking distance. All parking is very easy to walk to entrances. Even with my knee condition, on a good day, I have been able to walk the entire trip. Just really nice.
Its an old time feel, lots to do, fun for the kids, and a very Virginia!
Written 11 August 2022
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Weekend_traveler_87
Rotterdam, The Netherlands124 contributions
Couples
Very nice visit. Caverns are well worth the trip when doing the skyline drive. Very few tourists when we were there also.

Comes with free automobile and toy museum which is nice.

Entree is steep. 32 dollars
Written 10 August 2022
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John B
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My wife and I decided to surprise our grand daughter, by driving over 3 hours to take her to the cave. After purchasing the tickets, we had to wait in line to use the restrooms. While in line, the lady behind my wife informs her that there is no longer a guide for the cave. Everyone gets to go on their own. This was crazy. There was no order and people were wondering about like they were lost. It was very difficult to take pictures, sometimes. They gave you a pamphlet to read so you could learn about the cave, but there is not enough light underground to see it. We will not be visiting again until there are guides to show you around and explain the history and the formations.
Written 7 August 2022
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Sara H
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Family
Loved the self guided tour! They take amazing group photos before entering the cavern to sell afterwards. Abe at the photo center was super friendly!
Written 6 August 2022
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