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Luray Caverns in Virginia

Updated on June 13, 2013

Nature's Wonders

The year was 1878 when a local tinsmith and his nephew stumbled upon a sinkhole. The area had much cooler air around it causing further investigation and discovery of Luray Caverns in Virginia.

Remnants were also found that helped prove the existence of prior human inhabitants of the cave including flint, charcoal, and human bone fragments petrified in stalagmite. Skeletal remains that most likely fell from a grave through a sinkhole were also found. These discoveries are all now a part of history and can be found at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

A rainbow of colors is displayed in Luray Caverns from the various formations found there. Dream Lake is a spring which appears like a mirror reflecting the stalactites in the water. This reflection gives the mirrored appearance of stalagmites.

Natural Beauty

Luray Caverns must be seen to be truly appreciated. A tour of the Luray Caverns is a must if in this area of Virginia, and is only one of the various attractions found in this region for all ages and is fun for the entire family.

Tickets to Luray Caverns includes a tour of the Car and Carriage Caravan Museum free of charge. The museum displays various modes of transportation. Some of the top featured vehicles include: an 1892 Benz, Conestoga Wagon, a 1913 Stanley Steamer, carriages, and a 1925 Rolls Royce that belonged to Rudolph Valentino.

The Garden Maze is another nearby attraction that provides entertainment for all age groups. It is approximately a half mile in length and is enhanced with a misty fog, winding paths, past fountains, and through a cave. A raised platform is provided so that visitors can leave the maze at any time.

Luray Singing Tower contains a carillon of 47 bells, and is known as one of the major carillons in the United States. It is located across the street from Luray Caverns. Don't go away hungry, grab a bite to eat at the Stalactite Cafe or Luray Fudge Company.

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      8 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Wonderful hub, great pictures and delightful video. Well done.

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