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Shenandoah Caverns - American Celebration on Parade

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Quite a sight

This was a hit — Huge floats and other displays from parades and other events. Didn’t spend too... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Photo Ops galore

After touring Shenandoah Caverns, weather was turning misty, so this was a good indoor activity... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Tallahassee, FL
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American Celebration on Parade is a museum of over 20 full size parade floats and props from Presidential Inaugurals, Rose Parades, Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parades and more. See the floats up close, at your own pace. You can even board some of...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
397 Caverns Road, Shenandoah Caverns, VA 22847
+1 540-477-4300
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting the Caverns , you must tour thios facility . It has things that were part of Holiday Parades . This is for the young and the young at heart .

Thank donaldgolferdon
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Never expected the number of beautiful parade floats housed in this building. We felt like giggling kids going up and down the aisles pressing the big lighted buttons to activate motion on some of them. Never having attended a huge city parade, we truly appreciated...More

Thank CarolPNewJersey
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

This was a hit — Huge floats and other displays from parades and other events. Didn’t spend too long here, but it was fun, and a nice bonus with the caverns ticket. Definitely things we haven’t seen anywhere else!

Thank JessBO25
Reviewed 28 August 2018

After touring Shenandoah Caverns, weather was turning misty, so this was a good indoor activity. There are some items among the floats that allow you to climb on for photo opportunities. Some have action activated by switches. We were probably there a about an hour,...More

Thank traintraveler53
Reviewed 21 August 2018

I really didn't understand what this display was about, but it's included in the admission charge for the cavern and is just a short walk away, so we went. I'm glad we did. It's a collection of floats that appeared in The Rose Parade, Inaugural...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

It’s a simple warehouse of parade floats. You don’t need to pay extra to walk through this house. You get to appreciate some history. Not much to do but some interesting parade floats to see.

Thank Jack C
Reviewed 15 August 2018

The museum is a marvel to experience for any age. You crane your neck to focus your eyes on the enormous parade floats standing as tall and wide as buildings in any major city in the USA. Touching stories of past Rose Bowl parades, help...More

Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This was a pretty cool self guided tour. There are some floats from many years ago, and not everyone gets to get as close a look at them outside of this place. Also, some great history with the Inauguration floats as well. Definitely a cool...More

Thank nintendorehab
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I have to say, I had relatively low expectations for this place as a free attraction. It was actually pretty cool. It was self-guided, and honestly, it was hard to keep the kids together because there was so much to look at. I was impressed...More

Thank Kimberly T
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Part of the Shenandoah Caverns collection of attractions, American Celebration on Parade features a selection of historic floats from past Rose Parades, Presidential Inaugural Parades and MardiGras celebrations. The owners of Shenandoah Caverns also owned a company who designed and built floats and commercial displays...More

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ean l
6 June 2016|
Response from Nyrken | Reviewed this property |
It is $24 for adults and $21 for seniors. Don't recall kids price. We found coupons for a couple of dollars off. Your ticket is for the caverns and the parade floats and the yellow barn. Plan to be there a while 3 hours