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Dixie Caverns

5753 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153-8239
+1 540-380-2085
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Interesting Geological Formations

Was looking for something to do on a cloudy day and saw this place and thought it would be an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shelburne Falls
Good example of a cavern with decent paths and stairs

Guided tour seemed shorter than the 45 minutes it was supposed to be. Has some good examples of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Little River, South Carolina
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Guided tours through these caverns that highlight a large number of still-growing stalagmites and stalactites.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“gift shop” (24 reviews)
“nice cave” (6 reviews)
5753 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153-8239
+1 540-380-2085
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was looking for something to do on a cloudy day and saw this place and thought it would be an interesting way to spend an hour. Cost was $14 per person and our tour took about one hour-the length really depends on how many questions...More

1  Thank deborahf766
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guided tour seemed shorter than the 45 minutes it was supposed to be. Has some good examples of geological formations. Of course, it is cool since the earth's core temperature is 55 degrees. It will be damper after rainy periods. Wear grippy shoes! Lights out...More

Thank 2Birdsfishnfrogs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dixie caverns was on my way back to SC, so I wanted to give it a shot. The price to get in was very reasonable compared to the other two I toured. make sure you're fit and can take stairs....a LOT of stairs. The tour...More

Thank geoffreys1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for an overnite on our way to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Crude place adjacent to I81 with accompanying high noise level. Worked for us with a pull thru pretty level site. Generally run down place.

Thank J. Roy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide, Joey, was great. Very knowledgeable and full of corny jokes!! Very cool cavern, much bigger then expected-took a TON of photos, tour was about 45 minutes. Take a sweatshirt, I think they said it was 55 degrees in the cavern year round....More

Thank BBos05
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty cute campground... not very private but at least there's fire pits and a bath house! The best part of course? The Caverns! We got a discount because we camped there too!

Thank Kai A
Reviewed 8 August 2017

As a native of Salem, VA, I am perhaps prejudiced, but I love Dixie Caverns! I have enjoyed taking many friends and visitors to this natural wonder, where as a child I had many fun summer camping trips and picnics. If visitors want to avoid...More

Thank DebraVaTraveler
Reviewed 7 August 2017

A very affordable way to spend some time looking at another of Mother Nature's gems. This is certainly one of the smaller caverns we have visited, but was also one of the first I ever was taken to by my parents as a child. There...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Dixie Caverns is a hidden gem right off Interstate 81 at Exit 130. The cavern tour is fun, interesting and entertaining. The antique store is awesome. There are so many items to view and the prices are very reasonable. The campground is quaint and very...More

Thank Harold R
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

My husband, 1 year old, and I visited on a rainy Saturday. Only waited about 20 minutes for the tour. Cost $14 a piece. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. There are a lot of steps which was not expected. Great activity.

Thank Bridgett M
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4 July 2016|
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).
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