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Lost World Caverns

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Address: 907 Lost World Rd, Lewisburg, WV 24901-5250
Phone Number:
+1 304-645-6677
10:00 - 05:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 05:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

One of the most beautiful commercial caves in the eastern U.S.


One of the most beautiful commercial caves in the eastern U.S.

Self-guided walking tours take approximately 45 minutes to an hour.

All day Wild Cave Tours are available, for the more adventurous, by reservation only.

Largest Rock, Fossil, & Gift Shop in the area.

Natural History Museum features local ice age mammals as well as dinosaur exhibits.

Picnic Area. Free Parking. Open Daily.

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Natural beauty

I live in this town and just revisited. I'd forgotten just how amazing this place is. There is a man made entrance that leads to a large open cavern that is filled with beautiful... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Colin R
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

I live in this town and just revisited. I'd forgotten just how amazing this place is. There is a man made entrance that leads to a large open cavern that is filled with beautiful natural rock formations, stalactites and stalagmites. A must see in the Lewisburg area.

Thank Colin R
Panther, West Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Great time with the family. My kids, including teens, love it. The walk can be difficult if you have issues walking distances. It can be chilly inside the cave. Highly recommended for a quick family outing.

Thank chasetrucking
Williamston, Michigan
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

This was most certainly worth a detour. Amazing views and not a hard walk. Hard to get to, you have to come from lewisburg, NOT through the neighborhood by the highway. Don't wear super nice clothes and wear a good jacket because the water drips. Awesome for kids too!

Thank Sara K
Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Fantastic! Awesome! Lets Do it again! - That's what the boys (11 and 13) told us when we finished. The wild cave tour is amazing. We have done a lot of cave visits and seen the lit up walls, its not the same until you go into the back of the cave and really explore . 3 of us had... More 

Thank OlinMBA
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing memorable experience that we were so glad to share with our boys! Thank you to Steve for guiding us, getting us through tight spots and the awesome photo shots, hot showers, and homemade food, delicious and appreciated to top off our adventure. Will highly recommend to our family and friends, and drag Dad back for the challenge, too!

Thank Tinger
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136 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Really interesting caves full of stalagmites and stalactites. Lots of history. Fun excursion for boys especially. Owners very nice and helpful.

1 Thank LadyRouge
Ray, Ohio
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed the caverns. We loved that it was self guided and with younger children that is a must. I was a little worried about going underground as I am extremely claustrophobic, however I had no problems whatsoever here. There is plenty of room and no really tight spaces. The cave was nicely lit as others have... More 

2 Thank bridgielynn
Jacksonville, Florida
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This is a self-guided tour with very nice picturesque cavern. The path down is well lit and great for exploring. It is also spaceous open so you don't feel claustrophobic. The owner provides some background before entering to gain some prospective.

2 Thank Natasha B
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We were staying in the Shenandoah Valley, 2.5 hours away, and were told that the Lost World Caverns had the best tour around. Lost World Caverns has something for everyone. They have a very developed cavern section for those with small kids or those wanting just a quick (~45 min) self-guided tour. If you want an adventure through undeveloped sections... More 

1 Thank jsmith619
Farragut, Tennessee
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105 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The cave is only 1,000 feet long, but it has some beautiful features. The tour is self guided, so no hurrying through. Great for photographers! Nice sized gift shop and friendly staff.


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