DAVE & REBECCA'S BIG ADVENTURE travel blog

Entry to Shenandoah Caverns

Remember these toys? Here's a large version

These little elves can be found all over the property

delivering advise and mentioning rules

Cave feature

Wow, that's some big "bacon"

Cave feature

Cave feature with artificial lighting

Cave feature

Diamond Cascade with artificial lighting

Cave feature

Cave feature

Rebecca enjoying a cave feature

We settle in for lunch at the 1950's Soda Fountain

full view of the 1950's soda fountain counter

About the soda fountain

Christmas Holiday store displays "On Main Street"

Christmas Holiday store displays "On Main Street"

Christmas Holiday store displays "On Main Street"


Only about 40 miles from the RV Park is yet another great Cavern to see. We haven't been to these until today and were impressed with them. These are the Shenandoah Caverns, just off the Interstate-81 at exit 269 makes it really easy to visit! Plenty of Large parking for RV's on our visit. Though we didn't drive the motorhome.

Shenandoah Caverns has been thrilling visitors since it opened in 1922. Come and discover a world of natural wonders, incredible geology and extraordinary crystalline formations. We saw "bacon" formations galore, some were so unique they appeared previously in a National Geographic magazine. There are several large rooms with unexpected and intricate formations like Capitol dome, Diamond Cascade and Rainbow Lake. Our tour was about one mile long in 51 degree temperature, so bring a light weight cover and comfy shoes. This is the only Virginia cavern with elevator service, making it one of the easiest caverns to tour. Along with your purchase of a ticket you're also invited to tour three other features on the property. First, of these was Main Street, next was American Celebration and finally Yellow Barn. All are worthy of your time. When we finished our cave tour we had lunch at the authentic 1950's Soda Fountain, in operation since 1957.

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