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Shenandoah Spelunking 

Formed by groundwater erosion of limestone over millions of years, the famous show caverns of the Shenandoah Valley were discovered as early as 1787 according to Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia. The caverns were known during the Civil War as soldiers occupied them while battles raged up and down the Valley. Today, the caverns are a great place to relax in natural beauty, and with average temperatures around 56°, they'll keep you cool in summer and warm in winter!

Dixie Caverns

Discovered by a nosy pup named 'Dixie' in 1920, Dixie Caverns feature colorful, intricate formations and reflecting pools. Rustic and down home, Dixie Caverns provides an experience closest to real 'spelunking' of all the show caves in Virginia.

Endless Caverns

Nestled at the base of Massanutten, Endless Caverns features an RV campground as well as a swimming pool, playground, hiking and biking trails, and a catch and release pond. The caverns are also located quite close to historic New Market Battlefield.

Grand Caverns

Designated a National Natural Landmark in 1973, Grand Caverns were discovered in 1804 and are the oldest continuously operating show caverns in America. A vast wonderment 200 feet below the earth's surface, the caverns contain many types of colorful formations as well over 230 Civil War era signatures on their walls.

Luray Caverns

A National Landmark discovered in 1878, Luray Caverns is an other-wordly landscape 164 feet beneath the Earth's surface that features colorful and intricate rock formations, illusion-producing mirror lakes and a stalactite pipe organ.

Natural Bridge Caverns

Discovered in the late 19th century, Natural Bridge Caverns are the deepest caverns in the eastern United States, lying 347 feet beneath the Earth's surface. Famous formations include Mirror Lake, the Canyon Room and Colossal Dome.

Shenandoah Caverns

Discovered by railroad workers in 1884, Shenandoah Caverns features a cavern tour that is 80% accessible to mobility devices. The caverns possess naturally colorful massive flowstone and drapery formations as well as famous 'bacon' formations that were featured in National Geographic magazine.

Skyline Caverns

Discovered by a geologist from Winchester in 1937, Skyline Caverns is one of four caverns in the world that features rare anthodite formations. These perfect six-sided calcite crystals grow down from the ceilings in nine of the cavern rooms at Skyline.

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