An Afternoon at the Luray Caverns

An Afternoon at the Luray Caverns

This Saturday we checked off another to-do of my DC area list. Ivan and I drove down to the Luray Caverns in Luray, Virginia. I found this awesome place on pinterest (of course) and just knew we had to check it out.

The cavern tour takes about an hour and stretches just over 1.25 miles. I forget how deep it goes. Our tour guide told us, but honestly I don’t really remember. There are a lot of stairs – that’s for sure. I definitely got my step count in for the day.

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The caverns are unlike anything I’ve ever seen. I can’t imagine what it would have been like to first stumble on them. I’d highly recommend if you happen to be in the Shenandoah Valley.

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The guides are incredibly knowledgable about the history of the cavern. You have the option of purchasing a separate audio tour, but honestly, I can’t imagine needing it. The tour moved at a great pace and all our questions were answered.

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It’s about a two hour drive from DC, so it’s kind of an all day event. If you’re looking for something fun to do on the weekend, I’d give it a try. We arrived at about 2 and had to wait about 30-40 minutes to get into a tour. When we left (somewhere around 4), there wasn’t much of a line. So keep that in mind if you go.

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Also, the tour was $26 for each adult. If you’ve got a Giant or Martin’s bonus card, you get the tickets for buy one get one half off. So be sure to bring your store card and save yourself $13. You’re welcome.

 

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