July 23, 2014

Visiting Luray Caverns, Va: A Fun Family Getaway for Geology Fans, Cave Lovers

Luray Caverns, Va represents the very finest of what the Virginia caverns scene has to offer.

As the largest cavern in the eastern United States, it offers a roomy exploration of the various rock formations in development, including cave bacon, drapery formations and much, much more.

Three points of note on the Luray Caverns tour are Mirror Lake, Giantís Hall and the enormous cave organ made from the rock formations in the caverns themselves. Itís used during wedding ceremonies for those who appreciate more unusual locations to exchange nuptials.

A national landmark site within day-tripping distance to Shenandoah National Park, the Luray Caverns attraction also offers cafť amenities as well as a gift shop, the Luray Valley Museum, and an antique car and carriage museum all on site. These options combine for a day trip worthy of your time.

If staying overnight near Luray Caverns is something that appeals to you, consider resting your head at The Mimslyn Inn, where Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt both previously stayed. Itís a fun bit of history and a nice place stay, featuring a spa, Speak Easy bar, restaurant, pool, piano performances and more. The building has been attentively renovated according to historical detail, and the rooms offer comfort as well as style. Bonus? The upstairs atrium is also a great place to curl up with a book. It connects to an outdoor rooftop seating area with fireplace that overlooks the hotel grounds, providing a picturesque place to grab some quiet time.

If you have more time to explore the state, consider some of the fun things to do in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Itís a quaint town with a decent restaurant and entertainment scene.

Photo Credits: Trek Hound – These and other images are available for online content use through a creative commons photo gallery of Luray Caverns that we’ve created. We ask only for a link back to the photo gallery site itself.

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