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Shenandoah Caverns Quicksburg

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Shenandoah Caverns
261 Caverns Road
Quicksburg
VA
22847
Tel: 540 477-3115

Where are we going today?

Want to know a fun fact? Did you know that Shenandoah Caverns has been giving families incredible adventures for over 90 years? That's a lot of memories created!

Shenandoah Caverns offer tours that give you a glimpse of what an incredible world lies underneath our feet. It's also the ONLY cavern in Virginia with an elevator service, so it's one of the easiest to do with families!

When you arrive, you will be taken on an hour long guided tour, that will see you navigate through a mile trek, exploring 17 rooms - each one more spectacular than the last!

Kids will be amazed at this new world they can explore and uncover. They will be surrounded by natural wonders, extraordinary crystalline formations, and incredible geology.

Keep an eye out for the amazing "Breakfast Bacon" formations - that were actually featured in National Geographic magazine because they are so unusual!

From the Capitol Dome, to Diamond Cascade and Rainbow Lake, each room offers something just as magical, and there is plenty to create amazing memories!

But once the tour is over, there is plenty to keep you entertained ABOVE ground!

The Yellow Barn offers a number of experiences, where you can look back at the agricultural heritage through artifacts such as antique carriages and farm equipment. Kids will love the goats and working beehive outside!

The Shenandoah Caverns also has an amazing display of antique department store windows, that showcase how exciting window displays were in the 1940s and 1950s - a highlight for kids!

So why not have an adventure of a different kind, and venture underground with Shenandoah Caverns!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$24
  • Children$12 (Ages 6-12)
  • Free Under: 6 years
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

9am open. 4pm-6pm close depending on season

Open daily except Dec 25

Teachers corner

They LOVE to welcome group tours! They offer great rates for 15 or more persons, so why not give them a call to schedule your visit!.

I'm Hungry!

From June to Labor Day, there is the Caverns Cafe that is open, with it's 1957 soda fountain! With burgers and fries, as well as other items, there is plenty to enjoy..

Healthy Eating!

Feel free to pack your own lunch and enjoy it outside on the picnic tables, with amazing views of the mountains!.

Any Top Tips?

The caverns stay at 56F all year round, so dress accordingly! Light jackets and comfortable shoes are best.

Need a little extra help?

The caverns aren't considered wheelchair accessible, as there is assistance needed to navigate the caverns. However, wheelchairs can enjoy about 80% of the caverns. .

More information

The tours take 60 minutes, but the other attractions are self-guided so allow 2 to 3 hours to enjoy everything.

What people are saying?

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    The caves are expansive and well-lit. According to our friendly tour guide, April, there are 17 chambers and we got to tour/see 12 of them. The tour lasted a good while (long enough for us to get bored, so it was a good value for the money. Several of the formations took my breath away. I had a couple problems with the caves, though. They are pretty beaten up. There is quite a bit of damage to rock formations and it was disappointing to see (although its important to note that the caves have been open for visitors for ~90 years). Also, I felt the...Read More

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    I was very pleasantly surprised with my experience. After we arrived we only waited 5 minutes before heading down for the 1-hour tour. The caverns were worth the drive, and if you're into kitschy and strange exhibits, stick around for the Main Street of Yesteryear displays upstairs and the American Celebration on Parade Museum next door. Plus you can stop by the flea market off the exit you take to get there.

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    A Damp Day spent at the Shenandoah Caverns: Fun day trip with my nephew and friends to the breath taking natural wonders of Luray Caverns, Shenandoah underground attractions. I will recommend this location to anyone looking for a fun day out with friends and family! Absolutely wonderful! The caverns and the freaky formations are something you have to see to believe. This place is a perfect example of God's handiwork and artistic nature. Its a must see if you live around Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia or if you are in town and have free time....Read More

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    Pretty pricey ...But other than that it's a good place to visit ...and try not visiting in March or April. :D

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    Awesome place for a family to enjoy fun at caves in the underground

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by Lisa Day

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The caves are expansive and well-lit. According to our friendly tour guide, April, there are 17 chambers and we got to tour/see 12 of them. The tour lasted a good while (long enough for us to get bored, so it was a good value for the money. Several of the formations took my breath away. I had a couple problems with the caves, though. They are pretty beaten up. There is quite a bit of damage to rock formations and it was disappointing to see (although its important to note that the caves have been open for visitors for ~90 years). Also, I felt the tour could have included a bit more educational information. I found myself having to ask prying questions rather than having information offered; that being said, the tour was more informational than not and did include tidbits about the caves' discovery.

The gift shop is nice and we were pleased to see about half of the stuff for sale was "Made in the USA" but the second floor attraction (a collection of old department store window displays?) was "meh" at best. They were almost all terribly creepy (but that's just one woman's opinion) and about 3/4 of them were broken in some manner; the biggest one was only halfway in order, and another was physically falling apart.

Worth the trip, but really only if you're REALLY into caves or its on your way.

by Mady Jatta

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A Damp Day spent at the Shenandoah Caverns: Fun day trip with my nephew and friends to the breath taking natural wonders of Luray Caverns, Shenandoah underground attractions. I will recommend this location to anyone looking for a fun day out with friends and family! Absolutely wonderful! The caverns and the freaky formations are something you have to see to believe. This place is a perfect example of God's handiwork and artistic nature. Its a must see if you live around Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia or if you are in town and have free time. It's worth visiting!!!!!!!!!

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