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Grand Caverns

5 Grand Caverns Drive, Grottoes, VA 24441
+1 540-249-5705
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Great caverns to visit

This is my favorite cavern that I have visited so far. Daniel our tour guide was the best!! Very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Susan C
Hampton, United States
via mobile

Grand Caverns is beautiful! We had a wonderful tour with Ashley. This was less commercial and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Springfield, Virginia
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America’s oldest continuously operated show cave, voted #2 in America by Parade magazine, and a National Natural Landmark, Grand Caverns is a prime example of history and beauty. With our abundance of rare shield formations and history around every turn, come see for yourself why we are ‘Grand’.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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5 Grand Caverns Drive, Grottoes, VA 24441
+1 540-249-5705
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is my favorite cavern that I have visited so far. Daniel our tour guide was the best!! Very informative. Answered our many questions. Lots of stories. You can see civil war signatures on a wall. It was a mile and a half to the...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed yesterday

Grand Caverns is beautiful! We had a wonderful tour with Ashley. This was less commercial and less crowded, and less expensive, than Luray (we did visit on a weekday in August, so maybe it was just a slow day!). Thoroughly enjoyed the cavern and would...More

Thank jp1991818
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with our 2 older teenagers. We all enjoyed it very much. Jeffrey, our guide, was great! There's plenty of light and open spaces. This is a huge cavern, if someone is claustrophobic, you should be fine. The ceilings are all very tall with...More

Thank D R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were entertaining out of town guests and thought this would work. There is a paved/gravely, steep, hill up to the cave entrance. Difficult if you aren't fairly fit. Although listed as a great family venue, I would say nix to any under 10 unless...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very informative and enjoyable Saturday morning tour with Jeffrey. He deftly weaved history and science into our 70 minute walk into and back out of the caverns. If we were younger, we'd sign up for the spelunking. Note that the hike up...More

Thank PoeFan1836
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Grand Caverns is listed as the oldest show cave in the United States. The park itself encompasses many activities for your family. There is a swimming pool, a miniature golf course, and tennis courts. There is a trail around the perimeter of the park that...More

Thank Shershe699
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grand Caverns is a refreshing change from Luray given it's not overly commercialized. The grounds and gift shop are like a flashback to the 1980s, but that is a good thing. Low tech but informative, interesting displays occupy visitors while they await their tour time....More

Thank Danielle K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located 15 minutes north of Staunton, VA. A little expensive ($20, with various discounts); however, it truly is a great cave. Has a large variety of formations, including a big concentration of shield formations. Also has several very large chambers; more than a lot of...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my kids, 10 and 12 through the cavern. They loved it. Our guide, Jeff, was very knowledge and very patient with all of their questions. Would recommend this trip to anyone who is interested in caverns, natural history and human history.

Thank abcatwalton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a trip to Grand Caverns on Wednesday 07/26/17. The tour was excellent and our guide was fantastic. The cavern was amazing. It is by far the best cavern I have been in. It is well worth the drive to this attraction. It is a...More

Thank James H
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12 April 2017|
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Response from MamaGH | Reviewed this property |
No not at all. Spaces are tight in places.
9 March 2017|
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Response from Jessica D |
There is no age limit for cave tours and we have many children come through our cave every day. Grand Caverns is not stroller/wheelchair accessible, however.
17 November 2016|
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Response from BetsyB96 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall any particular smells. It is damp in the caves and where there is dampness there is bound to be mold, but as much of the interior is quite large, I imagine the mold is dispersed.