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Shenandoah Caverns

261 Caverns Rd, Shenandoah Caverns, VA 22847-1432
+1 540-477-3115
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Mmmmm Bacon

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the caverns. The tour guide was great. I had never... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Very informative & beautiful

Tasha was our tour guide person, she was very informative & answered all our questions. There was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
t m
Ocean City, Maryland
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Shenandoah Caverns has been thrilling visitors since 1922. It is the only Virginia cavern with elevator service, making it one of the easiest caverns to tour. It's also the closest major cavern to I-81 (Exit 269). Our famous bacon formations are so unusual they were featured in National Geographic. Personally guided tours through our 17 soaring rooms take approximately one hour. Also see our other attractions: Main Street of Yesteryear, American Celebration on Parade (open seasonally), and the Yellow Barn. Open all year. Located 2 minutes from I-81, Exit 269, five miles north of New Market, VA in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Let the exploration begin! Please keep in mind that while Shenandoah Caverns does have an elevator, it is not considered handicap accessible. The pathway is crushed gravel with slight inclines throughout the tour, so assistance is required to navigate the tour via wheelchair. There is also one small portion that is not accessible by wheelchair at all. If you are walking the tour, you must be able to stand for one hour and walk one mile. If you have any questions about accessibility, please give us a call.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
261 Caverns Rd, Shenandoah Caverns, VA 22847-1432
+1 540-477-3115
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the caverns. The tour guide was great. I had never heard of the "bacon" formations, but they were neat. Nice big store to wander around while you wait for the tour to begin. Glad we stopped here!

Thank ctyadmcc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tasha was our tour guide person, she was very informative & answered all our questions. There was alot of history learned by my family & I.

Thank t m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on memorial day weekend, so it was a bit crowded and our group was large but we had a great time. The guide, a lady named Susan, made it fun for everyone and even learned our son's name and made it a unique...More

1  Thank Brittany P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall, the caverns were beautiful. We didn't have to wait long for the tour to start and there was an elevator that takes you down 60 feet into the caverns. Our tour guide was a young girl who was friendly and gave good information throughout...More

Thank shellbell757
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoy going on cavern tours, as we love to see the wonders of nature. Shenandoah Caverns is a wonderful well lit tour through a series of cavern formations. The walk is not strenuous and takes about an hour. The paths and cavern rooms allow...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Beautiful and perhaps even better than Luray Caverns which is more well known due to advertising. There is an elevator down to the caverns. Caverns are moist and actively growing. The owners are very careful to preserve this natural wonder as much as possible. Formed...More

Thank marusia
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We have on previous visits to area gone to the Luray Caverns.The Shenandoah Caverns are less impressive that the ones at Luray however they are impressive non the less. They have a $2.00 discount for seniors and also for people staying at the Massanutten Resort....More

1  Thank KEHHughie
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped by on our way to a college game in Lynchburg. Our guide was good, but not terribly informative, but friendly. (Guide at Grand Caverns offered a LOT more history of the site). Caverns are beautiful and we liked that you can wander a little...More

Thank sunnygirl110
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I rated this a 4 mostly because all the "extras" that comes with your ticket were not open. There are two buildings on the property that you can access but the one with the carnival items was closed - which of course is the one...More

1  Thank JeffCindy B
Reviewed 27 April 2017

In our recent trip to Washington dc we took one day to go to see this caverns, we truly enjoy this, it is well organize and a nice place to visit

Thank Margarita L
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Earl M
How to dress
20 May 2017|
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Response from Bixie2017 | Reviewed this property |
Sweatshirt is advised. Sneakers too.
Jennifer C
What is the discount if you are staying with Massanutten?
15 April 2017|
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Response from Charles K | Reviewed this property |
Really don't know. Sorry
My daughter is 26, recently paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. Is the tour wheelchair accessible and should we call ahead?
30 March 2017|
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Response from Jessica S | Property representative |
Good Afternoon, Shenandoah Caverns is not wheelchair accessible by ADA standards. Although we have the elevator, it is still a one mile trek inside the caverns on a crushed gravel pathway with inclines. There is a small... More