Shenandoah Caverns, Luray, VA
You may have noticed that the weather is heating up, and it’s only going to keep getting warmer as we move into spring and then at last into summer. But there is one spot in the Shenandoah Valley that keeps its comfortably cool temperature of around 56 degrees all year long. We’re talking about Shenandoah Caverns in Luray, VA, a 90-year old spot with fascinating formations, concerts and festivals, and the only cavern in Virginia that offers elevator service.
According to the Shenandoah Caverns website, “an hour long guided tour takes you on a one mile trek on crushed gravel pathways through seventeen rooms, each one more spectacular than the next. See the famous ‘Breakfast Bacon,’ marvel at the soaring rooms like Grotto of the Gods, and be amazed by the sparkling calcite crystals of Diamond Cascade.”
If you’re interested in more than just rock formations, then visit during one of the Caverns’ shows or festivals. In fact, one activity, the Shenandoah Jamboree, is coming up on April 4, 2015 and is “the Valley’s premier country entertainment series of shows.” Later this year on November 14, 2015, the Caverns will be presenting Shenandoah Uncorked, a family-friend wine festival with crafts, children’s activities, food, and of course, wine tasting.