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Grand Caverns

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Address: 5 Grand Caverns Drive, Grottoes, VA 24441
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America’s oldest continuously operated show cave, voted #2 in America by...

America’s oldest continuously operated show cave, voted #2 in America by Parade magazine, and a National Natural Landmark, Grand Caverns is a prime example of history and beauty. With our abundance of rare shield formations and history around every turn, come see for yourself why we are ‘Grand’.

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Nice caverns! Make sure to dress warm. We had a wonderful tour guide. There is a steep hill to climb to get to the caverns. It's paved so elderly may ask if there is assistance... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
angeleyes1137
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Grottoes, Virginia
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Grottoes, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice caverns! Make sure to dress warm. We had a wonderful tour guide. There is a steep hill to climb to get to the caverns. It's paved so elderly may ask if there is assistance with a cart or some type of transportation available.

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Kirkwood, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grand Caverns is the second cave we've visited in Virginia. While not as impressive as Luray Caverns, it is also not as touristy and crowded. It also has some Civil War history and, as the oldest show cave in the state, one of the interesting parts of the tour is viewing the challenging routes earlier tourists had to travel to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful area caverns are absolutely amazing. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and humorous which made it even better. Kids got to pan for gems and they got some very nice gems and arrowheads.

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DC Metro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unlike many cave tours in the area this one is open year around. There are also many different formations in this cave compared to others in the general area.

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Jessup, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I brought my 14 and 11 year old sons to tour Grand Caverns. I was able to find a $2 off coupon on a brochure at the Virginia Welcome Center on 81 - they probably have them in local hotels also. You buy your tickets in the small house/gift shop at the foot of the mountain. When you purchase your... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I visited with my family and friends while staying at nearby Massanutten for a ski getaway. The Cavern tour is a guided walk about 1.5 miles in and then back out. Access is good, some steps along the way and watch your head in a couple places. Our guide was knowledgeable and told us much about the history going back... More 

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Stevensville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I would highly recommend this cavern over all of the other caverns on the east coast! Formerly known as Weyer's Cave, is located in the central Shenandoah Valley. A limestone cavern, it claims the distinction of being America's oldest show cave, in operation since 1806. Hopefully you will get Jeffery as your tour guide. He was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and... More 

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Harbinger, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I loved this place! So much to see and it was as natural as it could be aside from the lighting and that was very well done. Not too chilly and not really damp either. Only got dripped on once- "a cave kiss, a week of good luck." There were only 5 people in our tour group so our tour... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We have been to many caverns in the Southeast so this was not our first one and it was a great place to visit. Adults cost 18$, my brother who is a paramedic got a discount- I believe he paid 14$. Kids 12 and under were 11$. Much better pricing than Luray Caverns and just as good. The tour was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I had visited this place many years ago. Since I needed something to do, I decided to to this place. I checked the website, but it has very little information. There is a climb to the entrance. I was able to do it, but if you have a problem with hills, it may be hard, and you must climb stairs... More 

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