Shenandoah Caverns in Quicksburg, VA!

Shenandoah Caverns in Quicksburg, VA!

Another set of Caverns you see when you head West are the Shenandoah Caverns. We headed out for a short day trip to check out the Caverns and other attractions. The Caverns are about 100-miles from Loudoun County and it’s not too bad of a drive. Click Here for more information about the Shenandoah Caverns.

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Address: 261 Caverns Rd, Quicksburg, VA 22847 

The Shenandoah Caverns are a little different than the Luray Caverns. Children under 6 years old are FREE! Also the Shenandoah Caverns are an hour-long GUIDED tour unlike Luray where you can move as fast or slow as you like. Shenandoah Caverns have an elevator service that takes you down the 60-feet to the Cavern entrance. Strollers would have a hard time in this cavern since it’s a gravel base and a couple tight spaces you need to walk through. But there were two stroller families that just left the stroller at a certain part of the trail. The Tickets paid for entrance into the Cavern, Main Street of Yesteryear, American Celebration on Parade, and the Yellow Barn (Free on any day).

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My kiddos really enjoyed the Caverns and the pictures don’t do it justice. I would recommend that you bring a sweater if you get chilly easily. The Caverns stay at about 56-degrees all year around. Outside you’ll find plenty of picnic places and grassy areas for the kids to run around.collage2

After you are done with the Caverns you can head over to Main Street of Yesteryear. Here you’ll find antique window displays and an interactive float display. After you walk through this small area you can walk through the gift shop and have lunch at the country restaurant.

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Also included in the ticket price is FREE admission to the American Celebration on Parade.  Here you’ll find Parade Floats from past parades from all across the United States. Some of the floats are interactive and the kids can push a button and figures will go into motion. Super quick visit but you’ll find it’s stroller friendly and nice indoor restrooms.

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If you’re interested in Wine Tasting, you can head over to The Yellow Barn. Here you’ll find local crafts, local wines, and agricultural  antiques. For the children you can check out the indoor beehive and outside you can check out the livestock. The Yellow Barn is also a venue for wine festivals and concerts.

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We really had a great time checking out all the exhibits and the caverns. It made for a nice day trip and we even hit up the Apple House on the way home to pick up Cinnamon Apple donuts….:) Check out the Shenandoah Caverns.

Luray Caverns in Luray, VA!

A couple weekends ago my family and I checked out the Luray Caverns in Luray, Virginia. The caverns are located in the Shenandoah Valley about 80 miles west of Washington D.C. The kids and I had never experienced the caverns before and I wasn’t sure what to expect.


Once we stepped inside the main building we were sent through a very unassuming doorway. A set of stairs took us to the beginning of the caverns. Here we were instructed on how to use our headsets they give out. At certain points along the pathways there are markers indicating you can listen to audio about the caverns. The pathways are made of brick and they wind down and around through cavern. The “Dream Lake” was breath taking and is actively replenished from rain water that finds its way into the cavern.

I wasn’t sure that the kids would be super excited to see the stalactite and stalagmite formations but they loved being in the cavern or “tunnel”. The cavern is lit up beautifully and I was in awe of its natural beauty. After the cavern you can take your ticket and check out the Car and Carriage Caravan Museum. You can also purchase tickets to run through the Garden Maze. Picnic tables are available near the parking lot if you packed a lunch and they also offer a cafe and ice cream shop.

Back to civilization……Take me out to Nationals Park for some baseball!