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Natural Bridge Caverns

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Address: 15 Appledore Lane, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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+1 540-291-2121
09:00 - 16:00
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Caverns in the Shenandoah Valley that extend 34 stories underground.

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Everything was great at the Caverns. After we hiked the Natural Bridge paths we took our kids to the Caverns. It was a great learning experience for them. Selena was a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
South Boston, Virginia
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South Boston, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything was great at the Caverns. After we hiked the Natural Bridge paths we took our kids to the Caverns. It was a great learning experience for them. Selena was a wonderful tour guide. She knew a lot about the Caverns and their history. She explained things where they were easy for a child to understand. She had a great... More 

Thank mistyhill212911
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

refined spelunking for the faint of heart. These are said to be the deepest and largest caves in the area. Stalactites & Stalagmites everywhere. Good lessons in geology and history.

Thank Davia B
Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I toured the caverns on New Year's Eve and were not disappointed. They're smaller in size than some other close caverns (like Luray) but still worth it. Our guide was really knowledgeable and we had a small group which made it a really great experience. If they ask if you want to try cave darkness, go for... More 

Thank MoonliteMaven
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Right out of HWY 81 seats this majestic site. Very beautiful, quiet and peaceful. Recommended for all ages- state park has transportation from the center to the site for those who can walk too much. There is a wonderful .75-1 mile trail to the waterfall if you are opt to the walk.

Thank WLM2000
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Since I was in the area, I decided to see the caverns. Most caves I have been to have been amazing, and this cave did not disappoint. It is not your typical cave tour. You see amazing things down here. Be advised that you do have to climb many steps. Not recommended for those who have trouble climbing stairs.

1 Thank JohnBCowgill
Georgetown, Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We had a great tour guide. Enjoyed walking and seeing the bats and cave worms. There were some nice formations of stalactites and stalagmites.

Thank Delphinus65
Colcord, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

this is a wonderful place to visit if you love rigorous activities or have energetic kids. My son loves caving. the guide was lovely and made sure we had a great time. The gift shop was cute and the cashier is an absolute joy to speak with. I do recomend going early to avoid the middle of the day rush.

Thank Brittany P
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We hadn't heard of the lantern tour when we went to purchase our tickets. By the way, there is a combo ticket which covered the entrance into the Natural Bridge State Park (seperate review) and the Natural Bridge Caverns. The lantern tour is lit completely by lantern. We have an LED lantern and our guide had an old fashioned oil... More 

Thank travelmama63
Franklin, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

i have been coming to Natural bridge since I was a little girl. It is a beautiful place. I go every year. Its sad to see the gift shop area has dwinddled down to basically just local arts/crafts but it wont stop us from visiting!

Thank beckywheeler31
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We had never been on a cavern tour before. This was amazing! The guide was nice and very informative. The caves were well kept and as close to natural as they could keep them. Every room was cool and the tour only took about an hour. There were some stairs but nothing extreme. Very glad we got a chance to... More 

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