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Grand Caverns

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Address: 5 Grand Caverns Drive, Grottoes, VA 24441
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+1 540-249-5705
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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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History goes deep!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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16 reviews
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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 

Thank 726kelly
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I actually went to this cavern I believe I March of 2015 (there was snow!). I absolutely loved it. Now I am a "cave nerd" but you will not be disappointed! If you appreciate nature (or God's handiwork) and history you should make a day of it and visit this amazing cave! I had the pleasure of having BJ as... More 

Thank Michele T
Ferdinand, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We were super impressed with this commercial cave, which is actually run by the town and is in a nice town park. The tour guide was informative and friendly, not too full of stupid jokes that many of these commercial tour guides are forced to do. This cave has some rare formations and geology, as well as signatures from civil... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We had a tour with Tyler, who's been doing the tours for about a year and a half and we really enjoyed it. The tour was about an hour and a half, informative, not too difficult of a walk and the cave itself has some really unique features. Well worth a visit.

Thank Sim16169
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I've been to quite a few caverns. Each have their own "thing" about them, but Grand Caverns is something special. Along with the regular goofy names of various cave formations, this cave gives you that wow factor. There are so many shields and when you make it to the main room, you're in complete awe. If you're going to do... More 

Thank TravelinTeresa84
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love visiting different caverns. We have been to Skyline, Luray, Linville, Tuckaleechee and now Grand Cavern. We absolutely loved the Grand Caverns. They definitely give Luray a run for their money. Wasn't expensive, you get a 70 minute tour. I must admit ours took a smidgen longer because my husband and I and another family kept... More 

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