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Grottoes and Grand Caverns

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Great Shields

We visit caves whenever the opportunity presents itself. Grand caverns is the best place to see... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina
Great cave tour

Matt did an awesome job showing us the cavern. It was much bigger than Lurray with lots of shields... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2018
Mary M
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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...more
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5 Grand Caverns Drive, Grottoes, VA 24441
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

We visit caves whenever the opportunity presents itself. Grand caverns is the best place to see shield formations. The entire cave is nice and there are many other formations but there are more shields in Grand caverns that anywhere else I know of. The tour...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Matt did an awesome job showing us the cavern. It was much bigger than Lurray with lots of shields. Not very crowded so we had a very detailed tour. We will definitely go back again. Lots of other activities for families like a pool, miniature...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Hugh rock formations. Nature in it's glory. Worth visiting. Wear good shoes and bring a light jacket.

Thank camaske
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

The military price is $17.50 per person for EVERYONE in the same party. Otherwise it it $20.00 per adult. The caverns are 1.25 miles long and all walking. Pictures are allowed The caverns are not wheelchair or handicap friendly. Our tour guide was very good...More

1  Thank Angela L
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Came to caverns with my 6 & 9 year old and it was a great trip. The very educational tour took about 90 minutes but was not strenuous at all. Gift shop was nice and not over priced like at other tourist spots. We brought...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Grand Caverns was AMAZING!!!! Very kid friendly, great value. Our tour guide Jeffrey was OUTSTANDING! Oxford trained, his Tour was well informed with a good blend of humor! He opened our eyes to this great wonder of the world!!! We will be back!

1  Thank Christopher P
Reviewed January 17, 2018

We visited the Luray Caverns the previous day and while both are very nice caverns, I enjoyed the Grand Caverns more. It's less commercial than Luray and more rustic which I enjoyed. Our group of six was the entire tour which was awesome. Devon our...More

Thank John_Go_Bucs
Reviewed October 19, 2017

If you enjoy caverns then you will enjoy this one. A must stop for all those who enjoy caverns and a good walk. so much to see and learn about.

Thank Don B
Reviewed October 7, 2017

We were on the first tour (9:30 am) on a Saturday morning. My family was the only group on the tour. It seemed like the tour lasted about an hour. The paths throughout the caverns were well maintained and easy to walk on. The caverns...More

1  Thank Paula A
Reviewed September 18, 2017

The grand caverns are a spectacular piece of history&geography. Its a magnificent place which would blow your mind. inside the caverns are lit masterfully. Its a good hour long tour and a mile walk. Don't forget a jacket, if you want to go in winter...More

1  Thank Kabul11
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