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Luray Caverns

101 Cave Hill Rd, Luray, Virginia 22835 USA

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Public Restrooms
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“Shenandoah geological wonder discovered in 1878”

The Wishing Well is a 6-foot deep pool of water at Luray Caverns where visitors toss coins and even paper money. Once a year, all of the coins are removed and donated to various charities. So far, since 1954 almost a million dollars has been collected and donated. 

Since discovery in 1878 by a tinsmith and a local photographer, visitors by the millions have made Luray Caverns the most popular cave in Eastern America and an internationally acclaimed destination.

Luray Caverns, a U.S. Natural Landmark, is noted for the profuse variety of formations and unsurpassed natural color. From well-lighted, paved walkways explore cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high, filled with towering stone columns and crystal-clear pools. 

Also, hear the haunting sounds of the Great Stalacpipe Organ, the world’s largest musical instrument. This most unique one-of-a-kind instrument uses stalactites covering 3 1/2 acres of the surrounding caverns to produce tones of symphonic quality when electronically tapped by rubber-tipped mallets. 

For more than 130 years, Luray Caverns has been renowned as one of the world's most spectacular natural wonders. A subterranean wonderland of magic and majesty, still as marvelously beautiful as described in the newspaper headlines over a century ago. Today, Luray Caverns attracts one-half million visitors annually from around the globe.

In 2008, this venerable attraction hosted guests from throughout North America including all 50 U.S. states and 52 foreign nations. Russell Gurnee, noted author and former president of the Explorers Club, summarized in his book Discovery of Luray Caverns, Virginia, "Luray Caverns remains a tribute to the courage and vision of explorers who will persevere to seek out secrets of our world. In an imperfect human world it is reassuring that the discovery of these men of vision has been preserved for the enjoyment of this and succeeding generations.”

Luray Caverns is truly America's underground classroom as the U.S. Natural Landmark is visited by more student tours each year than any other cave in the world. Thank yous come in many forms upon their return home.

Luray Caverns is the Largest and Most Popular Cavern on the East Coast, just 90 minutes from Washington! 
*Today's Hours: 9a-4p (5pm on the weekends)* 

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Reviewed by
aleini05

  • 5 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
January 4, 2014

SO gorgeous. And that wishing well is crystal clear. It doesn't look 6 feet deep at all. The pictures i have from this trip are some of my very favorites.

6 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Colleene

  • 1 Review
  • 4 Helpful
March 10, 2014

This is a great road trip - add to your agenda the nearby old car museum (optimal kitch) and walking maze!

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
noreenlyons

  • 6 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
January 21, 2014

I've visited Luray Caverns about 4 times and each time I see something new. I wish they didn't make you wait so long in the "shop" before entering the caverns...we've almost left because of the wait. The caverns are WONDERFUL! Absolutely amazing. Bring a jacket, it's cool underground.

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
candice.kirk

  • 5 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
July 19, 2014

The caverns were absolutely beautiful. Our tour guide was great & the family had a blast in the garden maze. Rain and all, it was a memorable day.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
apophyllite

  • 1 Review
  • 3 Helpful
June 27, 2014

These caves are really beautiful. Very touristy though, but at least you know you won't get lost.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
artsya

  • 2 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
December 25, 2013

This is an awesome place to visit! There's so much to explore, I enjoyed it very much going with my school's history club to tour the caves.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
aaron.bakergora

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
July 24, 2014

Absolutely gorgeous!! I was amazed by this place. The organ was so cool. I would recommend this to anyone.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
lilgcar

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
November 26, 2016

This place is one of best and most memorable caverns that I've been to in the area. Beautiful and lots to see.

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Jess

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
November 21, 2016

Absolutely beautiful. Very very touristy though. Paved and roped off. Gorgeous non the less.

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Reviewed by
AmandaSilverstein

  • 9 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
September 1, 2016

Four stars - very educational and informed tour but not worth $26 in my opinion. I stopped 25 minutes away at stony man mountain so figured it was a good double header. I don't regret it and it some great pictures and a bit more knowledge.

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Luray Caverns

101 Cave Hill Rd
Luray, Virginia
22835 USA

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Open now until 7:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Independent
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  • Public Restrooms
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