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Grand Caverns

Closes in 20 min: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Great first cavern tour

Kids and adults both enjoyed this tour of the caverns on a very hot day - interesting and the kids... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rebecca B
Grew up here- forgot how cool this was!

I grew up in this area- visited the Caverns as a child and on a school trip. Returned this time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barbara W
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
5 Grand Caverns Drive, Grottoes, VA 24441
+1 540-249-5705
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kids and adults both enjoyed this tour of the caverns on a very hot day - interesting and the kids will remember it

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up in this area- visited the Caverns as a child and on a school trip. Returned this time with my own kids and it was great! Recommend a light jacket, even though they have some you can borrow. Also bring your own personal...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! We had a personal tour which took well over an hour with Daniel. He was incredibly informative. My husband and I were the only ones there at the 4PM entrance, by luck. The group right before us had 15 persons! What an incredible place....More

Thank John P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Initially dismayed at what we thought was an exorbitant entry fee, we ended up really enjoying our tour of Grand Caverns in Virginia. Our guide was knowledgeable and had in fact grown up in the area and visited the caverns as a kid. She added...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These caverns are spectacular and our tour guide Matt was so informative! He explained everything and was so enthusiastic! This is a great thing to see for all ages!

1  Thank Kerri S
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Iv'e been touring caverns and caves for my entire life having grown up in Hannibal, MO and going into Mark Twain Cave too many times to count. Grand Cavern is spectacular and other pale in comparison with maybe the exception of Carlsbad. The Shield formations...More

1  Thank Rob L
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful 200+ ft caverns that have up to 200ft ceilings! The tour guides are knowledgeable, funny, and answer any questions about the caverns. There are rock formations found in the grand caverns that are not seen in another cavern in the world.

Thank Kim N
Reviewed July 25, 2018

My wife and I spent our Anniversary exploring Virginia's Caverns. Our tour guide at the Grand Caverns (formerly known as Weyer's Cave), which is located in the Shenandoah Valley in the town of Grottoes, Virginia was a young lady named Araya. She was friendly, well...More

2  Thank spiritrock
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Beautiful caverns! Amazing formations and well-informed guide. Rated cavern #2 behind Carlsbad Caverns. Unique formations that are only here. Guided tour about 75 min.

Thank susan c
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I spent a lot of time researching the reviews for the caverns around the Skyline Drive, and this one rose to the top as one where we might get the best bang for our buck. We were not disappointed. Just $17.50 per...More

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Venesa E
November 15, 2017|
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Response from Shershe699 | Reviewed this property |
Regular Adult - $20.00 Regular Child - $11.00 Senior Discount - $18.00 Other discounts, such as military, are offered. Please be sure to ask questions! Some tour guides leave out a lot of interesting trivia. Don’t feel... More
April 12, 2017|
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Response from MamaGH | Reviewed this property |
No not at all. Spaces are tight in places.
March 9, 2017|
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Response from Jessica D |
There is no age limit for cave tours and we have many children come through our cave every day. Grand Caverns is not stroller/wheelchair accessible, however.