Luray Caverns

Luray, VA

Where are we going?

Luray Caverns
970 US-211
VA 22835

540 743-6551

What is there to do?

Sometimes you only have to look directly underneath your feet to find a great family adventure!

Luray Caverns in Virginia are an incredible experience for the whole family, and really showcase how incredible Mother Nature is! Kids will marvel at the formations all around them as they make their way around sights that were formed over 4,000,000 centuries ago! (Try and work that out kids!)

The caverns were first discovered back in 1878 after a man named Andrew Campbell had his candle blown out by cold air rushing out of a sink hole. And just as well that happened, otherwise we might never have these caverns to explore today!

Your experience at Luray Caverns starts before you even take one step below the surface. You will instantly be taken back in time as you discover the rich history of the Shenandoah Valley at the Luray Valley Museum.

Inside, there are historic items which date back to pre-contact Native peoples, right through to life in the 1920s. How amazing is that! Kids will love to see the recreation of life on a small 19th century farming community, and sneak into the first school for African American children created in the area!

The family can also take a spin through time as you explore an 1892 Mercedes-Benz, and check out the 1908 Baker Electric!

Toy Town Junction brings out the kid in everyone with an amazing train and toy collection, and kids can try and find those gems at the gem sluce!

So much learning already, and you haven't even set foot in the largest caverns in the Eastern states! You will discover enormous chambers, crystal clear ponds, and strange illusions in the reflections!

Get ready for an adventure!


How much does it cost?

Adults: $26

Children: $14 (Ages 6 - 12)

Free Under: 5 years when with a parent


Need a little extra help?

The caverns aren't handicapped accessible. There are three sections with 70 steps.


When can we go?

Tours start at 9am

All year round


Any top tips?

Make sure you take your camera and a jacket as the caves are quite cool at 54 degrees

I’m Hungry!

Why not take a picnic and enjoy it in the sun afterwards!

Healthy Eating

It's a good idea to take bottled water with you as the tours will last around an hour, and it's thirsty work! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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