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I have already visited quite many caverns in Europe (Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, France, Spain, Gibraltar) as well as the world's largest caverns in Carlsbad, New Mexico and I have to admit that the Luray Caverns are on the top. These are the largest caverns east of the Mississippi River discovered in 1878 and simply a MUST see fairyland in stone.

The guided tour starts from going downstairs. Then our group of some 15 people followed a guide walking well-lighted, paved walkways leading through cathedral-sized rooms filled with ancient stone formations. Along the trail guide stopped many times in broader places to talk about what's around. I've got to know that some individual formations are over seven million years old and they still grow. New deposits accumulate at the rate of one cubic inch in 120 years. Details: follow the link below.


Address: 970 US Highway 211 West, Luray, Virginia 22835
Directions: In the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, 15 min. east of I-81: take exit 264 to US-211 East and follow the direction signs.
othercontact: http://www.luraycaverns.com
Phone: +1 (540) 743-6551
Website: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/9ecb/d8bdb

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  • Written Oct 11, 2006
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