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.
A little pricey ($27 per adult) yet totally worth a visit. Stroller friendly, very clean and safe on the inside. The guide was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed looking at billion year old natural formations. The tour lasted an hour. The souvenir shop is full of beautiful items. Please note: There are 60+ stair steps to get in and out of the caverns. There is a restroom in the main building. There are shops, museums and restaurant located within the same plaza. You could spend half a day in this area to see all of the historic features.
The caverns are a must see. They're the most decorated beauties of nature on the east coast. Our tour guide was perfect and hearing the organ was just beautiful. I loved every second. I'm not sure if it's handicapped accessible though due to the fact we climbed roughly 3 flights to get down and back up. The paths can also get slick and there is a "hill" type climb towards the end.
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.
Very well kept place and good tours. Plenty of parking. Food places around are not the best. Bathroom could have been kept better for sure. Certain spots in the tour can be heavy on people who may have breathing issues. As you first go down you can feel that the air is changing.
Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides take you on a 1.25 mile walk through some of the most beautiful and spectacular natural formations. Truly a once in a lifetime experience. Was my fifteen year old sons first trip and he truly loved it.