A Trip To Luray Caverns 

A Trip To Luray Caverns 


We are on vacation this week in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. One of the highlights of our trip has been a visit to Luray Caverns.

Luray, VA
Luray Caverns

A truly spectacular site, Luray Caverns have been visited by the public since they were first discovered in 1878. I couldn’t help but wonder what the original discoverers must have thought when they first set eyes on the caverns. It must have been so terrifying, walking where no human has ever walked before, and so very exciting too.

There are 70 steps down to reach the cavern, and no elevator service!  We brought the stroller for A, but I had to carry her on the stairs and Mr. Musings carried the stroller. The path through the caverns was about 1.5 miles long and took a little over an hour to tour. There were quite a few steep inclines along the way, so, the walk with the stroller a real workout!

Luray Caverns
Cave baby!

At the deepest point, we were 165 feet below the surface. What a feeling! Walking far beneath the earth’s surface, in a cave that is still growing and changing, and has been for many millions of years!

Saracen’s Tent
drapery formation at Luray Caverns
Saracen’s Tent

We saw a drapery formation called Saracen’s Tent that is considered one of the most perfect draperies ever discovered. It really looks like curtains too!

The Dream Lake
Mirrored pool at Luray Caverns
Dream Lake

The Dream Lake is truly magical. It’s the largest body of water in the caverns, and, is only about 18 inches at its deepest point. The lake reflects the formations above, making a mirror image on the surface that is breathtaking.

The Wishing Well
wishing well at Luray Caverns
Wishing Well Memorial

One of my favorite spots was the Wishing Well. It’s set up as a memorial to the veterans of Page County, VA and many coins collected from the well over the years have been donated to various charities.

Fried eggs at Luray Caverns
Fried eggs, anyone?

And this fried egg formation was really fun too!

We loved visiting Luray Caverns. A was so well-behaved the whole time. Even with some of the steep slopes,  it was really manageable with a stroller. I kept thinking how fun it would be to visit again, when A is older, so she would really be able to enjoy and appreciate the natural beauty of the caverns. And remember it too!


If you find yourself in the Shenandoah Valley, I would certainly recommend visiting Luray Caverns!

 

DomesticatedMomster

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13 thoughts on “A Trip To Luray Caverns 

  1. This is stunning – what a fantastic thing to do with the family. It reminds me of the blue cave caverns I visited once in Capri, there is something quite magical about how the light reflects off the water. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday xx
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  2. Wow this looks amazing! We have a few places like this near me and me and The Hub move it so much! Too much with the kids but can’t wait till they are old enough too! #momsterlink

    1. It wasn’t too hard with the stroller but it was really more for us to enjoy than A. We really want to go back when she’s older! Thanks for reading.

  3. Oh wow, this looks absolutely incredible. The sights are so stunning, and your photos really capture the beauty so well! We take our little guy to all kinds of places like this as well, but I can’t wait until he’s old enough to really grasp what he’s looking at. Thanks so much for sharing <3 #KCACOLS

  4. Absolutely breathtaking! I have been to so many places all over the world but have never traveled across the US and seen all the beauty right here in my own backyard. Next year we are going to Mt. Rushmore and will be traveling through territory I have never been to. I am really excited and it’s a year away lol. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful place with #momsterslink and kudos to you and hubby for carrying toddler and stroller up and down all those stairs. Hope to see you linked up again today!

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