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Grand Caverns

5 Grand Caverns Drive, Grottoes, VA 24441
+1 540-249-5705
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Great cave to visit

A very nice tour of about 90 minutes through the cave. It has great formations, and large rooms... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bethesda, Maryland
Very Nice

We loved the caves and all the history behind them. We have been to the deepest cave on the east... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brittany P
Colcord, West Virginia
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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 turn, come see for yourself why we are ‘Grand’.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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5 Grand Caverns Drive, Grottoes, VA 24441
+1 540-249-5705
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice tour of about 90 minutes through the cave. It has great formations, and large rooms. Easy walk with some stairs. Well illuminated.Tour guide is very knowledgeable and helpful throughout.

Thank MLovei
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the caves and all the history behind them. We have been to the deepest cave on the east coast and now we have been to the oldest (well first discovered). Anyways the gift shop was really nice with all sorts of stuff and...More

Thank Brittany P
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Our stop at the Grand Caverns was the highlight of our 7 day Virginia road trip. After descending from the Skyline Drive at Route 33, we headed to Grottoes on Route 340 to see the Caverns. After walking a short distance uphill to the opening...More

Thank JJSK
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I loved this place. We have been to many caverns including nearby Luray as well as caverns in the southwest US but this one is unique. I actually prefered this cavern to Luray. The rock formations (including the shield formations) are incredible and our tour...More

Thank lovetennis99
Reviewed 20 April 2017

My husband had never been to a limestone cave. I had visited Luray Caverns a long time ago and felt it was over priced and very touristy. So when a friend suggested Grand Caverns we were up for a new discovery. First, the pricing was...More

Thank BabsfromPhilly
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We were simply amazed by these caverns. Well kept secret tucked away in Shenandoah/Blueridge mountains. This was even more interesting than Luray Caverns. We visited this place with our to be 4 year old grand son and 7 year old grand daughter. 4 year old...More

Thank Jaya J
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I was able to get a great deal on Groupon for this cavern tour. It was less than thrilling. I would recommend Luray Caverns if you want the best in Virginia. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and the history of the caverns was pretty...More

Thank rach0284
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Nice caverns! Make sure to dress warm. We had a wonderful tour guide. There is a steep hill to climb to get to the caverns. It's paved so elderly may ask if there is assistance with a cart or some type of transportation available.

Thank angeleyes1137
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Grand Caverns is the second cave we've visited in Virginia. While not as impressive as Luray Caverns, it is also not as touristy and crowded. It also has some Civil War history and, as the oldest show cave in the state, one of the interesting...More

Thank eroof01
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful area caverns are absolutely amazing. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and humorous which made it even better. Kids got to pan for gems and they got some very nice gems and arrowheads.

Thank MamaGH
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Is this ok for people who are claustrophobic??
13 April 2017|
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Response from MamaGH | Reviewed this property |
No not at all. Spaces are tight in places.
Are they suitable for younger children? Toddler aged? Strollers allowed?
9 March 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.
Hi, I was wondering what the smell was like in the caves? I have severe allergies and asthma and I'm a bit concerned about that. For things like mold, I can wear a mask but if there's are smells that won't help. I'm suppose to be stopping there first thing on Friday morning! Thanks!
17 November 2016|
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Response from BetsyB96 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall any particular smells. It is damp in the caves and where there is dampness there is bound to be mold, but as much of the interior is quite large, I imagine the mold is dispersed.