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Grand Caverns

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Caving is fun

Fun interesting site especially if your in to geology, spelunking, or Civil War history. I do... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Luray, Virginia
via mobile
Nice tour

Tour guide, Mathew, was excellent. We randomly toured with a 2nd grade class and they were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Baltimore, Maryland
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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
+1 540-249-5705
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun interesting site especially if your in to geology, spelunking, or Civil War history. I do recommend bringing a jacket as well.

Thank nathaniale2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tour guide, Mathew, was excellent. We randomly toured with a 2nd grade class and they were delightfully amazed by everything. The cave is huge and formations are incredible. It was as good or better than Lurray

Thank kathysZ1187GT
Reviewed November 3, 2018

The caverns just keep going on and on. Amazing that they used to be used for a ball in them. Some formations we hadn't seen in other caves too. Tour guide was knowledgeable and our group was small so it was very personal. Space outside...More

Thank emmabN8440DP
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Not the big name cavern but worth the stop. We were there for the first tour of the day and had a personal tour with Daniel. Leisurely walk through this amazing cavern with natural sights enhanced by lighting. Take as many pictures as you want...More

Thank Julie T
Reviewed October 23, 2018

WOW! I have been to several of the caverns in Virginia. While they all have their own attraction, this one is exactly what it says; Grand. The formations are spectacular. Over 200 hundred years of tours,. Even Civil War soldiers have been identified as being...More

Reviewed October 5, 2018

This is a beautiful cavern with a very nice gimmick-free tour. Our tour giude, Charlotte, is a caver herself and very comfortable answering questions about both history and geology. I definitely recommend Grand Caverns to anyone who can handle steps which, while not excessive, are...More

Thank Bluebonnet2009
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Have been to several caverns in the area and this is the best by far. Good tour and good formations to see. No limit on pictures and guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. Cave has not been ruined by visits and rules about touching are...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Spent on complete morning exploring the cave with a very knowledgable guied. Nice and cool and beauitiful. Didn't expect anything this grand.

Thank 434thomasa
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Was really good, better than expected. Definitely a must see in Virginia. Our guide was really good also. Was surprised how large some of the cavern rooms were. I have been to others and they were not this nice.

Thank kmarlow71
Reviewed September 5, 2018

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
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November 13, 2018|
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Response from Kim N | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s always 55 degrees all year around.
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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.