There are plenty of activities to do as a family in Luray. Younger visitors will likely love the Luray Caverns, which feature nearly a dozen cathedral sized rooms deep underground. Likewise, the nearby Garden Maze is something families can explore together.

And the Luray Zoo, which was formerly the Luray Reptile Center, is known for its various exotic animals, many which were unwanted or abused animals that the zoo helped rescue. The zoo is home to numerous snakes and endangered birds from around the world, as well as a petting zoo that should delight children of all ages. The zoo is open daily from 10am until 5pm, and admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children age three to 12.

Numerous nature walks area available throughout the Shenandoah National Park, including walks especially designed for younger visitors with smaller feet and legs. Visitors can climb up nearly a mile within the park and take in numerous species of birds and other wildlife.

And the Car & Carriage Caravan is an exhibit of more than 140 items devoted to transportation including cars, coaches, and carriages, with some dating back almost 300 years!