Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Luray Caverns, Luray, VA

Reading our guide book, there are lots of caverns in the Shenandoah Valley area. The guide book said Luray Caverns was one of the best, so we chose to go there. This Carillon tower  is in the center of the small town, just in front of the cavern entrance.

This is an entertainment complex, there are lots of other components besides the caverns.
The caverns were discovered in 1878. It is not the ecologically pristine environment that Kartchner Cavern's has, but it is amazing! There are rooms with ceilings 10 stories high. There is amazing formations, lakes that are shallow, but so still they perfectly reflect the formations. There is a stalacpipe organ, that they use to make music. Weddings are sometimes held down here.

 The tour was 1.5 hours long, there are nicely built paths throughout.

Just lots of photos! Enjoy.

Lake and reflection

Stalacpipe organ.

This pool is used as a wishing well. The water is bluish form the copper in the coins in the water.

They call these the fried eggs, they are from formations that were accidently broken off during work on the cave.

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