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With the Shenandoah Valley’s scenic beauty and numerous attractions, it might sound crazy to head underground, but that’s part of the charm of one of the region’s most popular sites. The Luray Caverns are the largest caverns and cave system in the Eastern United States. Daily guided tours are available, and these caves are well lit with numerous paved walkways.
This lets you explore the massive underground rooms, some with ceilings that are well over 10 stories in height. Along with stone columns and crystal clear underground pools of water, there are almost a dozen unique cathedral sized caverns to explore. The Luray Caverns even feature the world’s only Stalacpipe Organ that plays a stirring, yet almost ominous sound in this natural chamber. This is the largest musical instrument in the world and it sits in the cavern fittingly named the Cathedral. Created in 1954 by Leland W. Sprinkle, it is truly a one-of-a-kind instrument.
After taking in the caves, you can explore a different sort of winding pathway in the one acre garden maze, which includes a full half-mile of pathways. Numerous sculptures and plants help guide your way.
There is also a Car Exhibit/Museum on the grounds and entrance is included with admission to the Caverns. The guys love this place and it also has a gift shop for the gals.