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Seneca Rocks, West Virginia: Smoke Hole Caverns

Commercial cave contains the World's Largest Ribbon Stalactite and a real moonshine still.

HC 59, Seneca Rocks, WV
On the north side of Hwy 28/55, either eight miles west of the junction of Hwy 42 in Petersburg, or 13 miles north of the junction of US 33 in Seneca Rocks.
Daily 9 am - 5 pm, shorter hours off-season (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Smoke Hole Caverns

A new gift shop has opened at the caverns. Tickets are now sold in the gift shop, which is next to the caverns/motel.

[Kristen, 05/08/2013]

Smoke Hole Caverns' previous gift shop was torched by an arsonist in 2009.

Smoke Hole Caverns

It burned down! Not the cave, but the huge gift shop. Seems the 60-year old owner was indicted on sexual [assault] charges with a 20-year old female employee, and later that fall the gift shop burned to the ground of "suspicious causes." There's probably a moral to the story in here for someone!

I don't know the status of the cave business but it has always been a favorite of mine when in WV. My party really enjoyed it in Sept. 2009.

[NiceBob Addis, World's Champion Stalagmite Sitter, 02/06/2010]

On Nov 10, 2009 the gift shop and restaurant were destroyed. A 24-yr old man was charged with arson. At the time, the co-owner was serving a 2- to 10-year jail sentence. The commercial cave appears to be open, with tickets sold at the Log Motel.

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