Places I Want to Visit in Virginia: Luray Caverns

This is the second post in my new series that talks about the places I want to visit once I finally am able to join my husband at our new home in Virginia.

Today’s attraction is about an hour and a half drive from our home.

The Luray Caverns

The Luray caverns were discovered in 1878 by Andrew Campbell, a local tinsmith, when he discovered a limestone sinkhole.

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“LurayVA6” by I, Abraham. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:LurayVA6.jpg#/media/File:LurayVA6.jpg

The Luray Caverns have guided tours and paved walkways. Some rooms are 10-stories high. There is much to see- pools of water, all white formations, and the Stalacpipe Organ.

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“Saracen’s Tent, Luray Caverns” by ZeWrestler – Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Saracen%27s_Tent,_Luray_Caverns.jpg#/media/File:Saracen%27s_Tent,_Luray_Caverns.jpg

Of course, there are a few other activities onsite, such as a garden maze, a cafe, a couple museums, and a gem sluice.

I’ve always wanted to see limestone caverns, so I am very excited to see this attraction. I’ll be sure to post lots of photos when we finally get there (fingers crossed for this fall!).

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By Paulo Ordoveza from Washington, DC (Luray Caverns  Uploaded by AlbertHerring) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

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2 thoughts on “Places I Want to Visit in Virginia: Luray Caverns

  1. Pingback: Places I want to Visit in Virginia: Historic Palmyra (Walking Tour) | Crazy Cat Nerd

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