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Dixie Caverns

5753 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153-8239
+1 540-380-2085
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Nice tour

Me and my hubby were in Roanoke for a day and needed something to do. This was a nice way to kill... read more

Reviewed today
jennifer w
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Dixie caverns campground

The staff was very nice it was refreshing. The campground is only about 6 tenths of a mile off of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
s w
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Athens, Alabama
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Guided tours through these caverns that highlight a large number of still-growing stalagmites and stalactites.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“gift shop” (25 reviews)
“our tour guide” (18 reviews)
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5753 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153-8239
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+1 540-380-2085
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"gift shop"
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"our tour guide"
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"bring a sweater"
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"light jacket"
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"small group"
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"year round"
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"fault line"
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"nice tour"
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"antique mall"
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"geological formations"
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"walking shoes"
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"great afternoon"
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"interesting facts"
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"local history"
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"bath house"
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"take pictures"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Me and my hubby were in Roanoke for a day and needed something to do. This was a nice way to kill an hour or so. The tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable about the caverns. It was really pretty and an interesting way...More

Thank jennifer w
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The staff was very nice it was refreshing. The campground is only about 6 tenths of a mile off of 81 very easy to get to which after a long day is a definite plus. We would stay here again and would recommend it to...More

Thank s w
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not a big time commitment for an interesting place. This month was a good time to visit since the crowd was on the smaller side. Cool inside was welcomed since it was hot and humid outside.

1  Thank MominOC
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

We took the caverns tour and loved every minute of it. There is lots of stairs but the tour guide waits for everyone. The tour lasts about 45 minutes. The store at the caverns has lots of meat things to look at.

Thank CHARLES W
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

We have visited many caverns and this one has some of the prettiest formations. The tour took about an hour and our guide, Beau, was very good. He knew the history, answered all questions, usually with a story. He made the tour very informative and...More

Thank Deb J
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Fun hour-long tour in interesting show cave/mountainside full of limestone formations, including an aptly-named "wedding bell" under which you can be married for just $100. Our guide (Gabe or Gage) told many interesting stories and really knew both his science and local history. He shared...More

Thank regiontravelreturns
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

The caves are really pretty! We enjoyed our tour a lot and it was cool to see a fault line underground. During the winter there are a couple of species of bats that make the cave home which is cool to see. If your looking...More

Thank FCBHokie
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

The sites are so small our awning was over the adjacent campers water and sewer hookup. Our sewer hookup was within five feet of our neighboring camper (on the other sides) front door. Our tow vehicle had to be unhooked and the front of our...More

1  Thank Joeb1943
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

A must stop along your travels while in this area. If you are up for a walk and wish to learn; then this is the place to come to.

1  Thank Don B
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is a beautiful tour with many interesting formations. The walk is very doable (if you are fit) about 80 feet down from the surface, over 300 well-lit steps. Our tour guide, 15 year-old Dylan, gave a fun, running commentary of the history of the...More

1  Thank 421judithj
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mello3vt
23 May 2018|
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Response from regiontravelreturns | Reviewed this property |
Agreed. I think the most stroller-friendly cavern in the area is Shenandoah, but you could do this one with a well-rested walking toddler.
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Jeriplott
4 July 2016|
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Response from Shannon L | Reviewed this property |
It would be a nightmare to bring a stroller. There are a lot of stairs, uneven surfaces, small areas. There is a space you can leave the stroller at the top (before entering the caverns).
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jkeaelvan
12 July 2015|
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Response from T G | Reviewed this property |
It is about a 45 minute tour of the caverns. The cost is $14 for adults, $6 for children 5-12, under 5 is free. Sometimes you can find local coupons in travel guides or online. I'm not sure how much camping costs. There... More
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