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.
Amazing natural wonder that is a must to visit for any age group. One of few big caverns that will definitely will make your visit worth. As this is caverns little caution should be exercise if visiting with elderly or with small kids. Tour guides will be guiding you through out the tour and due to the structure they will not be using loud speakers so if you are interested in listening to history and stuff, follow closer to the tour guide.
It was an amazing place to visit. It is one of the deepest and largest caves that i have visited so far. Those formations are formed millions of years ago. I also found that to grow one cubic inch it takes 200-300years. Tour guides are amazing and knowledgeable. My guide was Conner who was cool and funny with lot of information. Its worth visiting if you are interested in learning American Natural History.
My Aunt Lena starting taking me here since I was a little girl. I dreamed of getting married and have the stalagmite organ play the songs! I am not kidding you!! Just listening to the beautiful gentle sounds is so peaceful. I'm not going into technical details but there is a wire with a little hammer connected to the stalagmites ( rock formations that hang from the ceiling of the cave) to the organ. You will enjoy a guided tour which takes about an hour and about a mile long. I've had some hip problems, but I didn't have any problems as you do stop along the way. Definitely one for the bucket list. My doggy Fox also enjoyed it. Yes.. dogs are allowed. Have fun and if you get a chance stop at Spelunkers for lunch. I try to come here at least once a year.
VA is full of spectacular caverns and geological features. Luray Caverns is probably the most commercialized of them. The natural features and wonders are absolutely stunning for sure. The quality of the tour--not so much. Tour guides are pleasant and friendly, but I would really love to hear less of "this is the fish room because the features look like fish" or "that one looks like Snoopy" and more about the actual history and geology, because that part is simply amazing. The size of the group was outrageous, too. We were shipped through like cattle.
The Caverns were stunning. Each room we passed into was worth the trip. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and cheerful - my one complaint was the size of the tour group. We probably had a 100 people in our group. If you get stuck near the back, you can't hear the guide very well. We waited in line about 30 minutes before getting in, but it was well worth the wait. The ancient formations were breathtaking. We were treated to a men's choir singing in the organ chamber while we were there. The sounds of their voices reverberating around the stalactites and stalagmites was unforgettable. The accompanying car museum and toy museum were really neat too!