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.


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.


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.



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.




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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