Luray Caverns and the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

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Luray Caverns


A visit to Luray Caverns in the town of Luray will leave your family in awe. This breathtaking landmark is the most popular and largest cavern destination in Eastern America. With over 4 million years under its belt and so much to discover, the caverns make for a great educational outing on your family vacation.



The Luray Caverns were discovered in 1878 by Andrew Campbell when his candle was blown out by cold air flowing from a limestone sinkhole. Since then, millions of visitors have come from all over the world to explore these natural creations. Not only does Luray Caverns offer insightful guided tours, but also many more attractions including the Luray Valley Museum, Car & Carriage Caravan, The Garden Maze, and more!



Some additional tips & fun facts:

  • Luray Caverns is open 7 days a week starting at 9 a.m. You can find out when the last tour of the day departs here
  • Flash photography is allowed in the caverns, so don’t miss out on any photo opps!


Luray Caverns

101 Cave Hill Road

Luray, Virginia 22835


Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum


Children’s museums are one of our favorite activities while on vacation. As one of the most uniquely structured museums that we have visited, the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum promotes imagination and exploration of all things educational. This is the perfect way to keep your children entertained for hours with hands-on learning experiences.



One of the greatest features of this museum is that it focuses on all aspects of learning including science, mathematics, humanities, and the arts. Children are able to interact with exhibits to create lasting memories while also being educated. One of Colleen’s favorite aspects of this museum was that there is something for everyone. From children in preschool to teenagers in high school, there are programs and exhibits designed to accommodate people of all ages and abilities.



Some additional tips & fun facts:

  • The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9am-5pm, and Sunday from 1pm-5pm.
  • Enjoy $1 off admission with this coupon!
  • Be sure to check out their weekly and monthly programming to plan your visit around specific exhibits.
  • You can allow follow along with their calendar to make sure you don’t run into any large groups while visiting.

Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

19 West Cork Street

Winchester, Virginia 22601


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