Since discovery in 1878 by a tinsmith and a local photographer, visitors by the millions have made Luray Caverns the most popular cave in Eastern America and an internationally acclaimed destination.
4,000,000 centuries in the making beneath Virginia's storied Shenandoah Valley, this "must see" U.S. Natural Landmark awaits your discovery. One hour tours, from well-lighted, paved walkways lead visitors through cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high. Enormous chambers are filled with towering columns, shimmering draperies and crystal-clear pools.
Also in this subterranean wonderland, "Hear Rocks Sing" as you experience the haunting sounds of the world's largest musical instrument, The Great Stalacpipe Organ. Completely unique are the beautiful tones created by this one-of-a-kind instrument, which makes music of concert quality from the surrounding stalactite formations covering more than three acres.
Luray Caverns, for more than 130 years, has been renowned as one of the world's most spectacular natural wonders. A world of magic and majesty, still as marvelously beautiful as described in the newspaper headlines over a century ago.
Luray Caverns are a gem in the Virginia countryside. Stalactites. Stalagmites. An underground lake with water so clear that it creates a gorgeous mirror image of the stalactites. It almost felt as if we were walking on another planet, and a very beautiful one at that. What took away from the experience, significantly, is that the tour group was too large - about 60 people on a long, narrow winding trail. The tour guide was so far ahead of us that we missed most of what she had to say. I'm not complaining about the cost of the tour, but at $27/person it seems they could easily hire a few more guides and offer a more intimate and even more enjoyable experience.
So cool. The caverns were amazing. Just look at the pictures. Easy to get to and into. The jokes were corny, but the caverns themselves were worth it. With admission you get into the you museum, skip it, and the auto museum. The car and buggy museum were surprisingly great. The first thing you see as you walk into the museum of an 1800's era, hand painted, Portuguese buggy. Amazing. They had many cars and they were in order by age up to a1934 Spanish car. Very cool.
I love caverns. This one did not disappoint. Our guide was okay... Her jokes seemed forced, though. We had to wait twice, since we didn't get in line fast enough... We were told they would call so we were walking around the gift shop... By the time they called... The line was full, so we just waited for the next tour so it wouldn't happen again. The included museums were neat, as well.
Beautiful cavern, but not the best tours. As of my 2017 visit, adult tickets were $27, which gets you into an hour tour of the caverns and the two museums on site. The caverns themselves, obviously, are the highlight and are always worth seeing. The tour format could use some work. They have fairly large groups, and the tour guides have to shout to be heard. Their shouting of trivia and instructions, ironically, makes them harder to understand. At the end of the tour, the group is bundled up a set of stairs into the gift shop and ambushed with the option to buy the souvenir photo taken at the start of the tour ($32). Luray Caverns has a great natural attraction on their hands, but they need to put some work into how they present it.
My wife and I enjoyed a 1 day outing to Luray. The caverns were nice with a well guided tour. Next time I'll go without a sweater though. The temperature in the caverns is only 54F but due to humidity feels more like 65F. Our tickets also included entrance to their two museums. From past experiences with small town musems, we didn't expect much, but were pleasantly surprised with the quality and scope of the exhibits at both the Carriage & Car Museum and the Luray Museum. The collection of carriages and cars was the best. But I also especially liked the Luray Museum's exhibit on the Shenandoah Valley iron industry in the 1700's and 1800's.