About Our Attractions
Shenandoah Caverns has been thrilling visitors of all ages for over 90 years. It's the only Virginia cavern with elevator service, making it one of the easiest caverns to tour. The caverns remains a comfortable 56 degrees year round. An hour long guided tour takes you on a one mile trek on crushed gravel pathways through seventeen rooms, each one more spectacular than the next. Groups, families and people from all walks of life come to the caverns to discover a world of breathtaking natural wonders, incredible geology and extraordinary crystalline formations waiting to be admired and photographed. You'll see the famous "Breakfast Bacon", so unusual it was featured in National Geographic magazine. You'll be delighted by soaring rooms like Long View Hall and Grotto of the Gods. And you'll be amazed at the variety of unique, intricate and unexpected formations like Capitol Dome, Diamond Cascade, and Rainbow Lake. After your caverns tour, be sure to check out our other attractions--The Yellow Barn, American Celebration on Parade, and Main Street of Yesteryear.
American Celebration on Parade is open seasonally. It houses over 20 massive, full-size parade floats from Presidential Inaugurals, Tournament of Roses and other national celebrations. The former owner of Shenandoah Caverns, Earl Hargrove, Jr., also owned a large decorating corporation called Hargrove, Inc. They began decorating for Presidential Inaugurals in 1949 for President Truman, and they have decorated for each inaugural since. At American Celebration you get to experience the floats up close, at your own pace. It's a once in a lifetime experience!
The Yellow Barn offers a variety of experiences. You can take a look back at our agricultural heritage by viewing the antique carriages and farm equipment throughout the building. Browse the unique gift shops, including a large Virginia wine shop with daily wine tasting. Make sure the kids see the working beehive and visit the goats outside. The Yellow Barn is also an event venue, and can be rented out for private events and receptions.
Main Street of Yesteryear is a display of antique department store windows from the 1940s and 50s. There was a time children couldn't wait to visit city department stores during the holiday season to look at the elaborate window displays. Today's children can experience that same excitement when they visit Main Street of Yesteryear. You'll be welcomed by the big brown bears from the Rose Parade, then you can wind your way down Main Street to see windows filled with the fully restored displays featuring more than 100 animated figurines--many of them part of the original displays from over half a century ago.
Fun Fact: The Caverns Pixie became our official logo in 1966.
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