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Dixie Caverns

5753 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153-8239
+1 540-380-2085
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Good Choice On a Hot Day

This is a beautiful tour with many interesting formations. The walk is very doable (if you are fit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Judith J
Miami, Florida
Very interesting caverns but don't go if you can't handle the stairs

I had hoped to get a good look at the caverns and thought I could handle the steps... NOPE! 342... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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Guided tours through these caverns that highlight a large number of still-growing stalagmites and stalactites.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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5753 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153-8239
+1 540-380-2085
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful tour with many interesting formations. The walk is very doable (if you are fit) about 80 feet down from the surface, over 300 well-lit steps. Our tour guide, 15 year-old Dylan, gave a fun, running commentary of the history of the...More

Thank Judith J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had hoped to get a good look at the caverns and thought I could handle the steps... NOPE! 342 stairs - now they do give you a chance every few minutes to catch your breath but being out of shape... I just couldn't do...More

Thank DeeS9348
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was looking for something to do on a cloudy day and saw this place and thought it would be an interesting way to spend an hour. Cost was $14 per person and our tour took about one hour-the length really depends on how many questions...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Guided tour seemed shorter than the 45 minutes it was supposed to be. Has some good examples of geological formations. Of course, it is cool since the earth's core temperature is 55 degrees. It will be damper after rainy periods. Wear grippy shoes! Lights out...More

Thank 2Birdsfishnfrogs
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Dixie caverns was on my way back to SC, so I wanted to give it a shot. The price to get in was very reasonable compared to the other two I toured. make sure you're fit and can take stairs....a LOT of stairs. The tour...More

Thank geoffreys1
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Stayed for an overnite on our way to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Crude place adjacent to I81 with accompanying high noise level. Worked for us with a pull thru pretty level site. Generally run down place.

Thank J. Roy C
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide, Joey, was great. Very knowledgeable and full of corny jokes!! Very cool cavern, much bigger then expected-took a TON of photos, tour was about 45 minutes. Take a sweatshirt, I think they said it was 55 degrees in the cavern year round....More

Thank BBos05
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Pretty cute campground... not very private but at least there's fire pits and a bath house! The best part of course? The Caverns! We got a discount because we camped there too!

Thank Kai A
Reviewed 8 August 2017

As a native of Salem, VA, I am perhaps prejudiced, but I love Dixie Caverns! I have enjoyed taking many friends and visitors to this natural wonder, where as a child I had many fun summer camping trips and picnics. If visitors want to avoid...More

Thank DebraVaTraveler
Reviewed 7 August 2017

A very affordable way to spend some time looking at another of Mother Nature's gems. This is certainly one of the smaller caverns we have visited, but was also one of the first I ever was taken to by my parents as a child. There...More

Thank Sue L
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4 July 2016|
Response from Shannon L | Reviewed this property |
It would be a nightmare to bring a stroller. There are a lot of stairs, uneven surfaces, small areas. There is a space you can leave the stroller at the top (before entering the caverns).
12 July 2015|
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Response from T G | Reviewed this property |
It is about a 45 minute tour of the caverns. The cost is $14 for adults, $6 for children 5-12, under 5 is free. Sometimes you can find local coupons in travel guides or online. I'm not sure how much camping costs. There... More