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Grand Caverns, Grottoes

#11 of 101 in Nature in Virginia
Must see · Cave · Nature / Park
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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  • My wife and I visited here on a rainy day and we were not disappointed. The rock formations in this cave were some of the best and the largest we've ever seen! Perhaps better than the world famous...  more »
  • The walk up the hill and the stairs to the cavern must be to winnow out anyone who can’t make it through the tour. If you can get up there, you’re good to go. The guide was knowledgeable and had to.....  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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