We all live in different areas of the U.S. and around the world. It is difficult to plan travel when so many other aspects of life come first. I have lived in Virginia a majority of my life and enjoy everything that is offered. I recently visited the Luray Caverns, a natural historical landmark, in Luray, VA. Luray is located roughly 1 1/2 hours west of Washington D.C. and about 1 hour and 20 mins northwest of Charlottesville, VA.
The history behind the caverns begins with your tour guide explaining the brothers who discovered the cave. One was brave enough to jump down the hole and come upon all of the cave structures. The tours run roughly about 1 1/2 hours and are very well guided. The caverns navigate in a circle formation during the tour and there are lots of different structures throughout. I will comment that you will want to bring a light jacket with you for your tour as it may reach some mildly chilly temperatures while in the cave. I will also advise you to be prepared for walking down some stairs but it is not very challenging.
So what is there to expect when visiting the Luray Caverns? There are many additional activities to experience when visiting the caverns. You can upgrade your visit by challenging yourself to The Garden Maze which is located adjacent to the caverns entrance. Also included with your admission is a tour of the car museum which features some antique cars. There are light dining options available in addition to gift shops to purchase your favorite souvenir. If you are planning a visit from outside of town, there are many lodging options available and the scenic Skyline Drive is minutes driving distance.
What is the cost?
Adult Admission is $26.00 and Children ages 6-12 years are $14.00.
For more information about Luray Caverns, visit: http://www.luraycaverns.com
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Logo courtesy of Luray Caverns
Feature image courtesy of Brian Mitchell / The Amusement Wire
Article prepared by: Brian Mitchell – Site Operator / The Amusement Wire
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