Caves and Mines in Virginia with kids

Who said family fun had to be ABOVE ground! If you are looking for pretty awesome things to do with kids in Virginia, then let’s dig deep…literally!

Underground adventures are so much fun with children. It’s an experience that will introduce them to some of the most incredible wonders on earth, and formations they have never seen before.

Some underground experiences are perfect for family members of all ages and ability, but some require more active families as there are often steps involved.  Whatever you choose in The Old Dominion State, you will experience something magical.

Underground experiences require you to join a tour, which is perfect for kids to learn all the fun facts about what they are seeing as they make their through the earth.  Sounds super fun!

Why have an above ground adventure in Virginia…when you can go UNDERGROUND! An exciting family day out for all!

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  • Natural Bridge Caverns

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    Natural Bridge

    Underground amazement at Natural Bridge in Virginia, with guided tours through some incredible caverns - 34 stories into the earth!

  • Grand Caverns

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    Grottoes

    Amazing underground adventure in Virginia with the USA's oldest show cave - an impressive example of what nature is capable of!

  • Shenandoah Caverns

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    Quicksburg

    Virginia caverns at their best for you to explore via family friendly tours. Underground adventure in stunning natural wonder awaits!

  • Luray Caverns

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    Luray

    Underground fun in Virginia in Luray Caverns with an incredible range of stalactite and stalagmites, as well as an amazing reflecting pool! Great above adventure too with museums and history!

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  • Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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    Williamsburg

    Dozens of thrilling rides and attractions, ten main stage shows, a wide variety of authentic foods and shops, and a magical children's area, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is the ticket to a world-class ...

  • Kings Dominion

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    Doswell

    Get ready for those hair raising thrills at Kings Dominion, with theme park fun AND water fun spills! Over 400 acres of Virginia entertainment awaits you!

  • Central Park Funland

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    Fredericksburg

    Over 20 rides and attractions in this fun indoor/outdoor amusement park, with 7 acres of rides, laser tag, go-karts, mini golf, and more!

  • Atlantic Fun Park

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    Virginia Beach

    A super fun amusement park in Virginia Beach with family fun rides, tasty foods and super awesome games!

  • Great Waves Water Park

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    Alexandria

    Great water park fun for all in Virginia, with slides, waves, and even mini golf! Make a splash!

  • Massanutten Waterpark

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    Massanutten

    A year round indoor waterpark AND seasonal outdoor waterpark in Virginia - great family fun with slides, rivers and a fortress!

  • Ocean Breeze Waterpark

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    Virginia Beach

    A family friendly Caribbean water park in Virginia Beach, with over 30 slides, rides and attractions! Make that SPLASH!

  • Splashdown Waterpark

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    Manassas

    With a 770 foot lazy river, an interactive children's area as well as slides, bubblers and fountains, you certainly will have a SPLASH down in Virginia in this family water park!

  • Water Country USA

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    Williamsburg

    Water fun in Williamsburg with this super cool water park, with interactive river adventures, geysers, and pools all set to a 50s and 60th surf theme! Let's surf safari in Virginia!

  • Water Mine Family Swimmin Hole

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    Reston

    Acres of slides, sprays, flumes and interactive play features away, all circled by Rattlesnake River - all with an Old West theme!

  • WaterWorks Waterpark

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    Dale City

    Visit one of the most popular family aquatic playgrounds in Northern Virginia, with slides, pools, water attractions and snacks!

  • Splash Valley

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    Roanoke

    Featuring two 34-foot high water slides, a current river, and a children's play area with spray features, Splash Valley is fun for everyone!

  • Alexander Water Park

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    Dublin

    Water purifying system - No More red eyes, green hair, itchy skin or faded swim suits. 8 Lane Lap Pool, Walk in access to water, Heated Water, 38 ft. long Water Slide, Spray Toys and Water Drops, ...

  • Splash Down

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    Manassas

    Features include Lazy River, Lilly Pad and Log Walk, Big Kahuna Beach, play area with bubbles, fountains and activities plus 6 different slides and more besides.

  • Mill Mountain Zoo

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    Roanoke

    is home to more than 175 animals including mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates, including 21 vulnerable species! The Zoo offers year round educational and recreational opportunities.

  • Virginia Zoo

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    Norfolk

    Meet over 350 amazing animals. Take a ride on the Zoo train. Explore gorgeous gardens or splash in fountains on pretty days. A fairytale family day.

  • Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center

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    Virginia Beach

    Check out our hundreds of hands-on exhibits, outdoor aviary, nature trail, and marshlands. Plus you won't want to miss the 3D IMAX Theater. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're ...

  • Luray Reptile Center

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    Luray

    Seeing zookeepers interact with animals and know them personally. Having a zookeeper available to answer your questions. Getting Close and personal with animals is something Luray Zoo does ...

  • Leesburg Animal Park

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    Leesburg

    21 acres of animal fun with native and exotic animals, as well as petting and feeding areas, indoor playground, and fun park activities such as pony and wagon rides, and live animal shows!

  • Virginia Safari Park

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    Natural Bridge

    Virginia Safari park is Virginia's only Drive-Thru Zoo. A great place to visit to get up close and personal to some of the amazing animals.

  • Infinity Acres Petting Ranch

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    Ridgeway

    A fun interactive animal experience where kids can pet and hold a whole range of creatures! Ready to come face to face with a Llama at Infinity Acres!

  • The Natural Bridge Zoo

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    Natural Bridge

    Home of the most complete collection of exotic zoo animals and birds in the state, a breeding and rescue zoo for rare and endangered species. Pet and hug many occupants!

  • Bear Path Acres

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    Franklin

    An animal sanctuary with native wildlife, exotics from all over the world, plus reptiles and farm animals. You can feed the horses, sheep, llama, and goats, pet the rabbits and play with the ferrets!

  • Fort Chiswell Animal Park

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    Max Meadows

    Animal fun with this free-range zoo, filled with creatures from 6 continents, and a petting zoo to hand feed llamas, deer and goats!

  • Metro Richmond Zoo

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    Moseley

    Hop aboard the Safari Train and take a fifteen minute ride into the African Savannah. Get up close and personal with free-ranging animals while receiving a guided tour.

  • Flying Flowers Butterfly House

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    Wytheville

    All things butterflies at this butterfly house, with programs, walks, and a fun experience for kids to walk through these colorful creatures

  • Twincreeks Llama Trekking

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    Browntown

    A fun an unusual experience as you take the family out to trek with llamas! Head out into the Virginia wilderness and enjoy the local wildlife as the whole family enjoys this fun day out activity!

  • American Rover Sailing Cruises

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    Norfolk

    Venture into the smooth waters of Hampton Roads' historical harbor and rich maritime heritage. Day and evening cruises showcase the best of America's greatest seaport. Sail majestically by giant ...

  • York River Charters

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    Yorktown

    Charter Boat Fishing and Sightseeing on Virginia's Chesapeake Bay convenient to Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, Richmond, Newport News, Hampton, and Gloucester, VA.

  • Bay Country Kayaking

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    Williamsburg

    Enjoy fun kayaking tours with Bay Country Kayaking - a family owned and operated kayak eco-tour company offering guided, narrated tours within Virginia - and fun for the whole family!

  • Kayak Nature Tours

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    Virginia Beach

    Amazing kayak tours all around the Virginia Beach area - great for kids aged 3 and up!