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Skyline Caverns

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Address: US Highway 340, 10344 Stonewall Jackson Hwy, Front Royal, VA 22630
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+1 800-296-4545

Caves in the Shenandoah Valley that feature anthodites, rare rock...

Caves in the Shenandoah Valley that feature anthodites, rare rock formations.

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Good for little kids and young families

We took small kids and it was small enough to not have them overly tired. The fact that not as many people go to this one compared to the other one is also good with little kids.

Reviewed 3 January 2017
Istanbul, Turkey
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New England
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77 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really liked this, partly because it didn't take so long. It was about an hour and 15. Afterwards the kid went to the dragon maze and they specifically got a staff member to open it for us. Our guide (Meghan I think) was pretty good. She was very knowledgable and keeps it going. I wish she had spoken up... More 

Thank eja117
Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be fooled. Luray Caverns may be larger, but honestly, having been to both, I prefer this one. Here you get a guided tour in small groups, great tour guides, lots of detail and historical information. Tours are not rushed. Ask all the questions you want, and this experience gets you up closer to the different structures than many other... More 

Thank halfway2007
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cave tour obviously is the best part. The guides know their stuff and are entertaining. The cathedral experience could be improved on quite a bit but as a first experience in a cavern for my family, it was definitely worth it. We were a small group of 6 and the tour guide catered to all the questions and lingering... More 

Thank Curtis R
Kirkwood, Illinois
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66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

If it's raining or too hot, this is the place to go. The caverns are always cool. Give yourself some time because it's a busy place with lots of tourists, but the caverns are fantastic and the guides are good. Take lots of pictures.

Thank eroof01
New Hampshire
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the Info Booth in Front Royal and were greeted by an outstanding guide who told us about the Caverns. She provided us with maps of Skyline Drive and suggested a route which we followed. The Cavern tour was excellent and the guide, Sunny did a great job.

Thank GeorgesBermudaBayCom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We weren't sure which caverns to check out while in the area. We decided to go to the most convenient one, and we were not let down. We used a coupon to get $2 off per person. Our tour guide, Brooke, was awesome. She was super friendly, and kept us laughing the whole time. The caverns were beautiful, and we... More 

1 Thank Megan W
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

This is a well done cavern. I've been to caverns all over the country from ones you ride in jeeps to Carlsbad caverns in New Mexico. This one is a great tour. They have many excellent formations including an ultra rare crystal. Give it a look.

1 Thank Maddogsvolusia
Winthrop, Maine, United States
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47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Did not take the tour - too expensive - but the shop was interesting - A ticket costs $20. I don't begrudge the $20 - but it was too expensive for me at this time. I did look around at the shop and took a photo of a very impressive geode.

Thank John D
Istanbul, Turkey
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We took small kids and it was small enough to not have them overly tired. The fact that not as many people go to this one compared to the other one is also good with little kids.

1 Thank take2aspirin
Reisterstown, Maryland, United States
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2016

One of the best if not THE ACTUAL BEST CAVEs in the area. Skip Lurray and come right here!!! Caves are just as they were found! No hocus Pocus here!

Thank Missy T

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