Grottoes, Virginia: Grand Caverns

America's oldest continually operating commercial show cave, since 1806. See graffiti scrawled by Civil War soldiers, the Bridal Chamber, and "George Washington's Ghost."

Address:
5 Grand Caverns Dr., Grottoes, VA
Directions:
Southwest of town off SR 825.
Hours:
Daily 9 am - 5 pm April-Oct. Weekends only off-season. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
540-249-5705
RA Rates:
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Grand Caverns

This is so much less crowded than the overhyped Luray Caverns. Our tour had only about five people, we could ask questions, and we could really see the formations (The path takes you very close to the formations). In the same area and regional park as Natural Chimneys.

[Ruth, 06/01/2013]

One of the marvels of America is that it has enough show cave variety to suit pretty much anyone's taste. Sounds like Grand Caverns is a good antidote to the squealing throngs at Luray.

Grand Caverns.

Grand Caverns - Oldest US Show Cave

The caverns offers rare cave formations in the country's oldest show cave, along with Civil War history. A component of the Upper Valley Regional Park Authority.

[Martha, 10/08/2010]

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