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Shenandoah Caverns

261 Caverns Rd, Shenandoah Caverns, VA 22847-1432
+1 540-477-3115
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Smaller than some caverns but still amazing

Daughter and I stopped in as an adventure on a road trip. There is lots to do here. They had a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Murphy, North Carolina
Great cavern

Arrived around 9:15 am and there was no line and our tour group was 12 people, much smaller than... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Olivia O
Troy, Michigan
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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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261 Caverns Rd, Shenandoah Caverns, VA 22847-1432
+1 540-477-3115
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Daughter and I stopped in as an adventure on a road trip. There is lots to do here. They had a large barn with many antique horse buggies and carriages. There was an American museum. They also had an exhibit that, when you walked into...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived around 9:15 am and there was no line and our tour group was 12 people, much smaller than Luray Caverns. These are a smaller scale cavern compared to Luray Caverns, but had just as many cool sights to see. Our party of 8 was...More

Thank Olivia O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived about 10 minutes after a tour left.. One of the other guides gave us a personal tour a bit faster until we caught up with the main tour.. Cavern is amazing with tons of great sights to see. Our tour guide Hannah was...More

Thank egodfrey3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way back from DC with our 9 year old. She loved it! The staff were very friendly and the tour of the caverns was fantastic. This is a must see if you are traveling in that part of Virginia.

Thank Nshea1977
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three major caverns in area and this one was recommended to us by staff where we were staying. Don’t know about the other two, but this was an enjoyable and beautiful tour and gave us something to do in New Market. Believe all ages would...More

Thank FD360
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Went expecting the caverns to be the highlight, but enjoyed other attractions on the grounds. The caverns were nice to walk through. An elevator takes you down 60 ft. to start the tour and brings you back up at the end. The guide does a...More

Thank JonInIndy
Reviewed 18 November 2017

We were visiting my son in Woodstock, VA and decided to visit the cavern. It was one in Virginia we had not yet seen. It was a delightful experience. They have a museum with many different parade floats, which is well worth the visit, and...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 18 November 2017

We visited the Shenandoah Caverns couple of times. Every-time is a great experience. It's an unique and extraordinary place. They have 2 exhibits more which are OK. If it 's nice outside plan for a picnic, it's a breathtaking place, you will definitely enjoy it.

Thank Nadia B
Reviewed 16 November 2017

My family was in the area for a wedding. I have been wanting to show my kids caverns for years and decided to finally do it on this trip. I researched several in the area and this one offered the most affordable pricing (AAA &...More

Thank Jean Marie L
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Enjoyed our visit immensely. Only suggestion is to limit the number of people. Our young tour guide couldn't be heard, as too many people in the group.

Thank Fourbufs
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28 July 2017|
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Response from Diana G | Reviewed this property |
There is no place to leave the dog. I believe that Luray Caverns has a kennel available but am not sure.
Earl M
20 May 2017|
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Response from VanessaW | Reviewed this property |
In layers so you can take a jacket or sweatshirt off-sturdy shoes that may get muddy
Jennifer C
15 April 2017|
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Response from Sadaf2013 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if there was a discount massanutten. Bought cavern's ticket from Groupon