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Luray Caverns

Luray Caverns

Luray Caverns in Luray, Virginia on August 2, 2020. Photo by Peter Stringer

Luray Caverns, originally called Luray Cave, is a cave just west of Luray, Virginia, United States, which has drawn many visitors since its discovery in 1878. The cavern system is generously adorned with speleothems such as columns, mud flows, stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, and mirrored pools. The caverns are perhaps best known for the Great Stalacpipe Organ, a lithophone made from solenoid-fired strikers that tap stalactites of various sizes to produce tones similar to those of xylophones, tuning forks, or bells. A Smithsonian Institution report of July 13 and 14, 1880, concluded: “[I]t is safe to say that there is probably no other cave in the world more completely and profusely decorated with stalactite and stalagmite ornamentation than that of Luray. “

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Nearby Locations:

Monticello (24.4 miles)
Shenandoah National Park (27.8 miles)
Seneca Rocks (49.3 miles)
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (60.9 miles)
Blackwater Falls (62.4 miles)
Antietam National Battlefield (68.5 miles)
Great Falls Park (70 miles)
Mount Vernon (75.4 miles)
Arlington National Cemetery (77.7 miles)
Lincoln Memorial (78.8 miles)
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Maps & Directions:

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Luray Caverns, 101 Cave Hill Rd
Luray, Virginia 22835

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