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Grand Caverns, Grottoes

#11 of 100 in Nature in Virginia
Grand Caverns, formerly known as Weyer's Cave, is located in the central Shenandoah Valley in the town of Grottoes, Virginia, United States. A limestone cavern, it claims the distinction of being America's oldest show cave, in operation since 1806.
In 1973, the National Park Service designated the cave a National Natural Landmark in recognition of its shield formations and other features, such as flowstone, stalactites, and stalagmites.
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  • This cave is one of the better caves in the area. It is one of the oldest caves that has been giving tours since the 1800’s. There is a bunch of unique formations called “shields” in the cave. The...  more »
  • Had a fantastic time during our tour and our guide was very knowledgeable and made it super fun. Setup in a beautiful park as well.  more »
  • A beautiful facility with something for everyone. The caverns are beautiful but not set up for large groups. Our guide didn't handle the group very well; there was a lot of chatter which made it hard to hear what he was saying. We loved the picnic area by the water and would love to bring our whole family there.
  • Best cavern tour in the area (compared to the other well-marketed caverns). Each "room" in the tour has something different to offer and the tour guide was very personable and knowledgeable. My 12 year old was fascinated. Grand Caverns, please market this hidden gem better! It is worth the trip. Highly recommended.

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