Luray Caverns

On the morning of August 13, 1878, the town tinsmith and his party discovered the largest cave system in the east. Groups that come to Luray Caverns will see delicately folded stone formations, an underground lake, the 47’ column inside Giant’s Hall, and the Great Stalacpipe Organ, which uses the cave itself as a musical instrument. Tours of the caverns leave every 20 minutes. Self-guided tours are also available for the nearby Car and Carriage Caravan and the Luray Valley Museum, included in general admission. Groups can also have fun at the Garden Maze, Ropes Adventure Park, and the Gem Sluice.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 101 Cave Hill Road, Luray, VA 22835. Page County. Tel: 540-743-6551. Website: www.luraycaverns.com. Hrs: See website.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Caves and Mines Lesson Plan

In history, caves have been used as shelter, as canvases for cave paintings, for rituals, and for food and weapons storage. In addition to historical relevance, caves also have features like crystals, pools of water, stalagmites, and stalactites. Students observe the unique geological features of caves and learn how minerals are unearthed and mined. ... Continue