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.
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.
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.
Had a great time with our tour guide Tabitha she was very knowledgeable and kept the tour interesting and entertaining. This was my first every seeing anything like this before and the natural formations were astonishing along with the history and science behind it the cavern. I did not go to the museums tht were included with my ticket but the cavern itself was enough to make my trip worth the time and money.
The best caves on the east coast. I have been here thrice in 2016. It's a good 45 minute tour and about 1.5 miles trek. There are wonderful rock formations in different shapes like fish, dog, eggs, ice cream cone, etc in addition to innumerable stalactites and stalagmites. For me, there are 2 things that stand out in the whole tour - the mirror like pools of water and the Stalacpipe organ. The Wishing Well and a memorial honoring veterans from Page County provides a nice finish to the tour. Brace yourself for a lot of rock-related puns from the tour guides! Tickets are slightly expensive ($26 now) although it includes the car museum tickets too. But if you have your Martin's Supermarket card with you, the second ticket is half price. The Caverns are worth one visit.