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Grand Caverns

5 Grand Caverns Drive, Grottoes, VA 24441
+1 540-249-5705
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A Grand Time Underground!

Stepping into underground caverns is always an adventure and the Grand Caverns do not disappoint... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jennifer E
via mobile
Great learning experience for young & old!

Hot day and a group of kids & adults? This is a great way to learn, get some exercise, and stay... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
DDO2014
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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America’s oldest continuously operated show cave, voted #2 in America by Parade magazine, and a National Natural Landmark, Grand Caverns is a prime example of history and beauty. With our abundance of rare shield formations and history around every turn, come see for yourself why we are ‘Grand’.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“our tour guide” (50 reviews)
“cave entrance” (11 reviews)
“gift shop” (23 reviews)
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Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
5 Grand Caverns Drive, Grottoes, VA 24441
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+1 540-249-5705
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stepping into underground caverns is always an adventure and the Grand Caverns do not disappoint! The 70 minute tour of this natural wonderland offers beautiful sights of intriguing shapes. One can’t help admire the folks who first explored this vast unknown! A great time was...More

1  Thank Jennifer E
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Hot day and a group of kids & adults? This is a great way to learn, get some exercise, and stay cool. The Grand Caverns in Grottoes, Va. was discovered in 1804 and has been open for tours ever since. It costs twenty dollars for...More

Thank DDO2014
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely worth $18 pp (senior discount) to tour the Grand Caverns! Jaw dropping interesting and beautiful. Every turn we made inside the cave was a new delight of beauty and fascination. Our tour guide, Matthew, was astonishingly informative, given he has only worked there a...More

Thank Holly D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour guides are knowledgeable and welcoming. They have some loaner jackets if you need one. The cave is beautiful and interesting! Don’t miss this excursion!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a Groupon for Grand Caverns excursiaon so wasn’t sure what we would find. It was a bit of a drive but was well worth it. The tour guide was incredible and the structures in the cave was fascinating. Geology and history at its...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. Many formations that are unique to this cave, guide very knowledgeable and entertaining. Not suitable for people with serious mobility issues.

Thank Marianne B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Shenandoah and Luray Caverns and then did Grand caverns. All of them were great and unique in its own ways. We enjoyed the Grand Caverns: huge cave, tour guide provided great historical educational background to how this cave was found and even...More

2  Thank N K
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We were originally headed to Luray but took a detour to visit here. Wonderful tour and tour guide. Great educational and historic site. Less crowded and geological features are far better than Luray Caverns. Highly recommend visiting this amazing cavern. We will be returning with...More

2  Thank cafe4kim
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

We went here on a cold and rainy day and it was amazing! Jeff was our tour guide and he knew so much! He had great jokes and information on the cave. We had a blast! This place is beautiful and has been kept up...More

2  Thank K1955QCamandas
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

I have been to several caverns throughout the northeast over the years, but the history of and future of the Grand Caverns are something special! Our guide Jeffery (with his dry sense of humor) provided insight that could not be found elsewhere -- he CLEARLY...More

1  Thank Tom W
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Venesa E
16 November 2017|
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Response from fmckay | Reviewed this property |
$20 is the cave tour cost. You can also do two caves - second cave is at a reduced rate, but not sure how much as we didn’t do it. I think it is nearby somewhere. Ring in advance to check tour times. Last tour was 4pm when... More
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Darla509
12 April 2017|
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Response from MamaGH | Reviewed this property |
No not at all. Spaces are tight in places.
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jewels1976
9 March 2017|
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Response from Jessica D |
There is no age limit for cave tours and we have many children come through our cave every day. Grand Caverns is not stroller/wheelchair accessible, however.
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