Luray Caverns - Luray, Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
N 38° 39.856 W 078° 29.011
17S E 718948 N 4282526
Quick Description: This privately-held cavern, discovered in 1878, is a National Natural Landmark and popular tourist attraction.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/12/2011 1:06:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMC9FH
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 15

Long Description:
This cavern is probably the most 'developed' cavern in terms of a tourist destination - there are on site gift ships, restaurants, even a garden maze - but the main attraction is of course underground.

This 400 million year-old cavern is a solutional cave, dissolved from surrounding limestone, and is visited by some 500,000 people per year.

During the 1950s, brick & concrete walkways were installed along the tour route, which runs in a figure-eight pattern.

Luray Caverns was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1973.
Predominate Feature: Natural Caves

Parking/Access Location: N 38° 39.856 W 078° 29.011

Ownership: Private - Access Permission Required

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Admission Charged: yes

Landmark's Website: [Web Link]

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