Since discovery in 1878 by a tinsmith and a local photographer, visitors by the millions have made Luray Caverns the most popular cave in Eastern America and an internationally acclaimed destination.
4,000,000 centuries in the making beneath Virginia's storied Shenandoah Valley, this "must see" U.S. Natural Landmark awaits your discovery. One hour tours, from well-lighted, paved walkways lead visitors through cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high. Enormous chambers are filled with towering columns, shimmering draperies and crystal-clear pools.
Also in this subterranean wonderland, "Hear Rocks Sing" as you experience the haunting sounds of the world's largest musical instrument, The Great Stalacpipe Organ. Completely unique are the beautiful tones created by this one-of-a-kind instrument, which makes music of concert quality from the surrounding stalactite formations covering more than three acres.
Luray Caverns, for more than 130 years, has been renowned as one of the world's most spectacular natural wonders. A world of magic and majesty, still as marvelously beautiful as described in the newspaper headlines over a century ago.
The Caverns were stunning. Each room we passed into was worth the trip. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and cheerful - my one complaint was the size of the tour group. We probably had a 100 people in our group. If you get stuck near the back, you can't hear the guide very well. We waited in line about 30 minutes before getting in, but it was well worth the wait. The ancient formations were breathtaking. We were treated to a men's choir singing in the organ chamber while we were there. The sounds of their voices reverberating around the stalactites and stalagmites was unforgettable. The accompanying car museum and toy museum were really neat too!
Beautiful caverns and definitely worth going there to see them. We had a pleasant guided tour. Personally I found the group to be too big but it worked out well for us since we were in front with the guide. Every turn we took in the caverns were better than the previous. My favorite part was the area where you can see the reflection of the dripping stones. We are lunch at the little cafe next to the museum. The food was alright but nothing special. The service was good though.
I moved down to South Florida when I was really young and haven' t had much of an opportunity to travel. Recently, I was given a wonderful birthday gift by my best friend to visit her in Virginia. While there, she surprised me with tickets to Luray Caverns and it was the most magical experience. A guide takes a small group way down underneath the earth and allows us about 2 hours to take photos and observe one of the most beautiful places. I've never experienced anything like it, it truly was a marvel and is a must see.
I would suggest a visit to Luray Caverns to anyone who visits Virginia. I went on one of the first tours, which is what I recommend doing. The group was fairly small, and the tour guide was able to really customize the experience. I saw that the later groups were really packed, with lots of people. The tour itself takes around an hour, and you will need to walk approx 1 mile. Well worth it! Don't miss out on the sunny side up eggs!
Not as fun as it used to be, but a decent enough trek. The day I went the tour group was a little too large and it was very hard to hear the guide. I recommend spending the extra money to get the audio tour, its more detailed and you can go at your own pace. The nearby auto museum was very cool too, even if you aren't very interested in cars its still pretty interesting.