Luray Caverns
Luray Caverns
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
This spectacular natural formation features enormous chambers filled with towering stalactite columns, shimmering travertine draperies, and crystal-clear pools. Explore the caves through its well-lit, paved walkways and you’ll find yourself in magnificent cathedral-sized rooms with 10-story-high ceilings. Listen out for the haunting sounds of the “singing” rocks, thanks to the world’s largest musical instrument the Great Stalacpipe Organ, which plays the stalactites. Learn how this organ works and other cool facts on a guided tour of the caves. While you’re there, the nearby Car and Carriage Caravan Museum and Rope Adventure Park are worth a visit, too. – Tripadvisor
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • silverliningtoday
    56 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice change from traditional DC Museums
    Very cool cavern. Not crowded for a Sunday. If going try to make time to explore the Shendodah National Park too. This excursion can take 1-4 hours depending on how many extras you stay to explore on-site. There is also a small restaurant with decent food at a fair price.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 19 April 2023
  • tybral3633
    Lancaster County, Pennsylvania9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing - not for wheelchair being pushed
    Enjoyed this place but felt it was a little pricey. There is a 62+ senior discount and a AAA discount that apparently you need to get online ahead of time. My husband does not like small spaces but he was fine and enjoyed it. I would certainly try for a more relaxing quiet time - no school groups. We had the place to ourselves going mid-week and when they first opened.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 13 May 2023
  • jmb
    9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Some staff need to learn good manners
    Well, the caves are truly amazing and huge. The only problem we had was a couple of rude members of staff that were checking the caves for trash and checking the alarms. The caves are very very steep in places and very narrow, I am very slow due to knee ligament so was letting people behind us go past. We were in probably the narrowest part and heard people behind us so as soon as we were able we just moved to the side to let them through. They barged past without a word of thanks at all :( The staff dotted about throughout the caves are lovely and helpful but these two were just plain rude, they need to learn good manners. If it hadn't been for these I would have give 5 stars easily.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 May 2023
  • Saul321
    London, United Kingdom73 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unusual and startling rock formations, not much curation
    The Luray caverns are natural undergrone stone formations, basically stalagmites and stalagtites. They are certainly striking. Whether they are worth the $32 entry fee is a bit questionable, it depends on your point of view. There is not a lot of curation or education going on here, it's more a case of: here are some weird rock formations, look how weird they are. There is a short brochure on entry which contains a few comments about the main rocks, but it's a bit gloomy inside for reading. Don't go on a day or at a time when there are likely to be school groups going round or, if you do, take ear defenders to muffle the shouting and screaming.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 May 2023
  • Kimberly T
    31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun Day Trip to Luray!
    What a fun trip! The caverns are really cool and I took some amazing pictures. The tour is self guided and took about an hour and half. It could be shorter or longer depending how crowded it is and how often you stop to take pictures. The admission fee also includes several museums connected to the caverns. Also there is a garden maze, ropes course, gem mining. gift shop, and restaurant. It's a one stop shop for a full day of adventures!
    Visited May 2023
    Written 29 May 2023
  • Ocean 215
    Coopersburg, Pennsylvania98 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    Amazing caverns. A great place to visit on a rainy or hot day. Self guided tour of the caverns . Not too many stairs but there are some sloped walkways that are a little wet. Beautiful areas throughout the caverns. I would suggest going after lunch. We arrived around 12:30 and several school busses with children on a field trip were just leaving. Might not have that in the summer though. The car museum next door is included in the admission price. You absolutely must go into the museum. The cars and history presented are just amazing. You won't be disappointed. It's pretty cool.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 June 2023
  • Nirav Banker
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit Cavern
    This is a well formed natural cavern. It is formed by natural evolution process that took place over years. Well preserved and with all safety parameters that are taken care of is a natural wonder. One of the best creation of nature one must visit to know its glory.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 June 2023
  • Nimit
    Redmond, Washington5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    Really well setup. It’s just one route throughout the cavern so you can’t get lost. Natural pillars are amazing and really unique. Ticket also covers the car museum and the village.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 June 2023
  • anshuvilla
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania352 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    Beautiful place, we booked our tickets online. We were late for the time slot but it’s a self guided tour unless you opt for the guide. These are beautiful caverns and worth the visit. They also have a toy museum and antique car museum which are just on the right of the entrance and included in the ticket.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 June 2023
  • scronk73
    Nesconset, New York269 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Make sure to visit the museums on the grounds
    The Luray caverns are large and involve lots of walking. It is amazing that all of this was found underground. Although the caverns were ok I really enjoyed the other museums ( car museum and Heritage museum) on the grounds
    Visited June 2023
    Written 28 June 2023
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Janet R
Hockessin, DE61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
This is truly a breathtaking experience. It is astounding what nature can create. Easy to walk through. Pathways are well lit and have handrails when needed. A self-guided tour with the pamplet allows you to linger as long as you want at any given spot.
Written 5 April 2024
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Jessica S
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Really enjoyed this stop. So much to do, we stayed all day. Caverns are beautiful. We found ourselves saying "wow" at every turn. Also enjoyed the maze and village. Grabbed lunch on-site at decent prices.
Written 30 March 2024
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LiketoeatCincinnati
Cincinnati, OH2,534 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
These caverns are great. The entry is easy and the tour self guided. The caverns are some of the best in the country and are worth the trip.
Written 23 March 2024
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amandamay
Alexandria, VA228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
If I could give myself advice for next time I would say avoid a weekend afternoon to avoid the crowds. Otherwise it was perfect. It’s a very easy walk into the cavern. A leisurely stroll of a little over a mile to get around the cavern. I noticed folks in wheelchairs, and yes you can, but be aware that there are a few places that seems a bit steep to push a wheelchair up. Nothing too bad if you have a strong person, but just be aware. There was plenty of lights on the formations, so flash wasn’t necessary. I’ll definitely go back.
Written 23 March 2024
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Julie Q
Midland, Canada14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
I can't even begin to say how utterly amazed we were by this attraction! My husband and I went on a road trip to Cleveland, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans and Florida. While in Florida we were told about Luray Caverns by a friend. I wasn't looking forward to going over the mountains on our way home to Ontario. We'd done them quite a few times already and as beautiful as they I just wanted something different. This route was a very nice break from the freeways and transports and just as beautiful. Luray Caverns is so well done and not expensive at all. Two seniors cost $34.00 each and a discount for CAA/AAA members. These Caverns are wheel chair accessible and have a nice wide walkway paved with interlocking brick and nice sturdy railings on both sides. It's a 1.25 mile walk but I was so enthralled at each turn that it didn't seem that long. There are a few uphill grades but plenty of room to just stop and rest and stand in awe of such natural beauty! I have nothing negative to say about Luray Caverns! We would definitely go back and absolutely recommend it to friends. There's also a giant maze and things for kids to do to make a fun day of it as well as a car museum and a lovely gift shop. These Caverns should be considered as one of the world wonders!!
Written 12 March 2024
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Nicole H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Luray Caverns is a National Landmark for a reason! Besides the multi-million year old rock formations, the staff are so helpful and entertaining. My favorite was "Scott", whom shared his knowledge on the Stalacpipe Organ or the "Rock Band" (haha). This place is sure to inspire you in some way.
Written 26 February 2024
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Juan Diego
Washington DC, DC413 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We decided to visit this place on the recommendation of some friends. It is an incredible place, out of the ordinary, you feel like you are on another planet. These caves are indescribable, the natural creations, figures and changes over time make this place a natural wonder worth admiring and visiting. It takes 2 to 3 hours to tour the caves and enjoy the entire landscape. I highly recommend this place.
Written 20 February 2024
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Gabrielle Q
Jacksonville, FL235 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This was incredible!!! We have been to several caverns over the years, but this one is the best...hands down!!!
Super clean, great path ways, amazing formations, in wonderful condition.
We took a self guided tour, and we were on absolute awe!!!
Definitely worth the visit...
Written 25 December 2023
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BASLOL
Lakewood, NJ28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Absolutely beautiful. Pictures don't do justice to the experience. Every formation is unique, and there are spaces that are several stories high/deep. The reflecting pools are incredible.
Written 10 December 2023
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AJ S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The guided tour was a must and having Jackson as our tour guide was awesome. He was friendly and full of information not only about the caverns but also the local areas.
Written 8 December 2023
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