Shenandoah Caverns

On a guided tour of Shenandoah Caverns, students will trek one mile on crushed gravel pathways through seventeen rooms, each one more spectacular than the next. In the caverns, they will discover a world of breathtaking natural wonders, incredible geology and extraordinary crystalline formations waiting to be admired and photographed. Shenandoah Caverns has been thrilling visitors for over 90 years and is the only Virginia cavern with elevator service, making it one of the easiest caverns to tour. After your caverns tour, be sure to check out the other attractions--The Yellow Barn, American Celebration on Parade, and Main Street of Yesteryear.
 
Contact Info
Address: 261 Caverns Road, Shenandoah Caverns, VA 22847. Shenandoah County. Tel: 540-477-3115. Email: shencavegroups@gmail.com. Website: shenandoahcaverns.com. Hrs: Open Daily, Hours Vary by Season.

Trip Info
Grade Level: 1st-college. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. 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