Luray Caverns in Luray, VA has been a popular tourist destination for decades and decades. Besides visiting the breathtaking caverns, your ticket includes admission to the Car & Carriage Museum, Toy Town Juction and Luray Valley Museum, also right on site.
Plus, for additional fees, families can participate in the Garden Maze and Rope Adventure Park.
Touring the Caverns
Access to the caverns is only available via guided tour. Tours depart approximately every 20 minutes. The tour includes the history of the caverns, how the formations develop, learning about the difference between stalactites and stalagmites, and many entertaining facts and trivia along the way. Plus, there are amazing natural sights along the way such as Pluto's Ghost, Giants' Hall, "fried eggs," indoor bodies of water, the famous "Great Stalacpipe Organ" and much more.
Tours are on a paved walkway and cover about 1.25 miles of walking. With many stops along the way, the pace is easy enough for a preschooler to keep up. Strollers are also permitted, but it is recommended to bring a small stroller due to the large amount of steps at the entrance/exit to the caverns.
The caverns are open year-round, rain or shine. The temperature inside the caverns is a constant 54 degrees, but due to its high humidity, it feels more like 65 degrees.
Luray Valley Museum
This museum boasts lots of artifacts from the Shenandoah region from the 1750s-1920s including toys, housewares, clothing, tools, transportation, weapons, notes, paintings, photographs, and more. Outside the museum building is a restored 19th century farming community complete with a meeting house, log farm house, barn, blacksmith shop, and the actual Hamburg Regular School, the area's first one room schoolhouse for African American children (originally located a mile away.) Plus the Burner Barn is home to the Heartpine Cafe, which offers delicious, gourmet bistro style dining and VA wine tasting.
Car & Carriage Caravan Museum
This impressive collection of cars and carriages is fun for all ages including an 1892 Mercedes-Benz, one of the oldest cars in the country still in operating condition. Depending on your pace and level of interest, walking through this museum can take anywhere from 10-40 minutes and seeing some of these beauties of yesteryear make it well worth the stop.
Toy Town Junction
This private collection of Dr. Richard Worden is filled with retro toys, trains, miniatures, dolls, and more.
Garden Maze and Rope Adventure Park
Have fun while you get lost in a giant maze created by over 1,500 Dark American Arborvitae. It is surprisingly difficult, but enjoyable. Hint: check out the elevated platform to discover the way out.
MAZE ADMISSION RATES
$ 9.00 Adults
$ 7.00 Children (Ages 6 – 12)
GROUP RATES (Minimum 20 or more paying persons)
$ 5.50 Adults
$ 4.00 Children (Ages 12 & under)
ROPE ADVENTURE PARK
Three levels of rope courses await families based on levels and height; the high ropes course (most challenging,) the low ropes course, and "the little adventurer" (for younger children.)
ROPE ADVENTURE PARK ADMISSION RATES:
$9 for persons 48 inches tall and above
$7 for those under 48 inches.
Additional Information About Luray Caverns
101 Cave Hill Rd
Luray, VA 22835
***Depending on your location, approximately 60-90 minutes from Northern VA
General Admission Rates
Seniors (62 & up): $22
Children (6-12): $12
Includes guided Luray Caverns Tour and self-guided tours of the Car & Carriage Caravan, Toy Town Junction and Luray Valley Museum.
Children (Ages 5 & under) Free when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
****Discount tickets with Giant or Martin's BonusCard – one 50% reduction off a second regular adult ticket (Limit of 6 adults per BonusCard - 3 at Full Price, 3 at 50% off)
***Other discounts include military discounts and frequent online coupons
Find out more at: www.luraycaverns.com
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