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Dixie Caverns

5753 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153-8239
+1 540-380-2085
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Kids really liked it

Went there with my grandkids. We were told there was over 400 steps. The first flight was steep... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nolaeb
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Virginia
AVOID THIS CAMPGROUND

The sites are so small our awning was over the adjacent campers water and sewer hookup. Our sewer... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Joeb1943
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Leland, North Carolina
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Guided tours through these caverns that highlight a large number of still-growing stalagmites and stalactites.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“gift shop” (24 reviews)
“our tour guide” (18 reviews)
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5753 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153-8239
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+1 540-380-2085
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there with my grandkids. We were told there was over 400 steps. The first flight was steep. But for the most part, the steps were going down. We were the only people on the tour, but in guide gave us his full attention and...More

Thank nolaeb
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The sites are so small our awning was over the adjacent campers water and sewer hookup. Our sewer hookup was within five feet of our neighboring camper (on the other sides) front door. Our tow vehicle had to be unhooked and the front of our...More

Thank Joeb1943
Reviewed 19 October 2017

A must stop along your travels while in this area. If you are up for a walk and wish to learn; then this is the place to come to.

Thank Don B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is a beautiful tour with many interesting formations. The walk is very doable (if you are fit) about 80 feet down from the surface, over 300 well-lit steps. Our tour guide, 15 year-old Dylan, gave a fun, running commentary of the history of the...More

Thank Judith J
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I had hoped to get a good look at the caverns and thought I could handle the steps... NOPE! 342 stairs - now they do give you a chance every few minutes to catch your breath but being out of shape... I just couldn't do...More

Thank DeeS9348
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Was looking for something to do on a cloudy day and saw this place and thought it would be an interesting way to spend an hour. Cost was $14 per person and our tour took about one hour-the length really depends on how many questions...More

1  Thank deborahf766
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Guided tour seemed shorter than the 45 minutes it was supposed to be. Has some good examples of geological formations. Of course, it is cool since the earth's core temperature is 55 degrees. It will be damper after rainy periods. Wear grippy shoes! Lights out...More

Thank 2Birdsfishnfrogs
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Dixie caverns was on my way back to SC, so I wanted to give it a shot. The price to get in was very reasonable compared to the other two I toured. make sure you're fit and can take stairs....a LOT of stairs. The tour...More

Thank geoffreys1
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Stayed for an overnite on our way to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Crude place adjacent to I81 with accompanying high noise level. Worked for us with a pull thru pretty level site. Generally run down place.

Thank J. Roy C
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide, Joey, was great. Very knowledgeable and full of corny jokes!! Very cool cavern, much bigger then expected-took a TON of photos, tour was about 45 minutes. Take a sweatshirt, I think they said it was 55 degrees in the cavern year round....More

Thank BBos05
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Jeriplott
4 July 2016|
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Response from Shannon L | Reviewed this property |
It would be a nightmare to bring a stroller. There are a lot of stairs, uneven surfaces, small areas. There is a space you can leave the stroller at the top (before entering the caverns).
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jkeaelvan
12 July 2015|
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Response from T G | Reviewed this property |
It is about a 45 minute tour of the caverns. The cost is $14 for adults, $6 for children 5-12, under 5 is free. Sometimes you can find local coupons in travel guides or online. I'm not sure how much camping costs. There... More
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