This past weekend we had an awesome time visiting Shenandoah Caverns! It was our first time visiting any type of caverns and it definitely didn’t disappoint.
The caverns were discovered over 90 years ago by two children when they were exploring their father’s farm. One of the neat things about them is that they are 55 degrees year round so you can visit comfortably during all the seasons…I believe the day we went, it was about 45 degrees out and no extra jackets were needed in the cavern. 🙂
We took Levi with us and were amazed at how accessible the caverns were. While I’m not sure how a wheelchair would do (unless it had some good wheels), we were actually able to bring the stroller down with us and navigated the tour pretty easily. There was only one section near the end of the tour we were asked to “park” on the side but we just took him out and carried him for the remainder.
This little trip is perfect for children and adults alike- the lights and light displays kept Levi’s attention (pretty impressive since he’s only 9 1/2 months) and the formations kept ours. If you’re in the DC area, it makes for the perfect day trip! Afterwards, we went to dinner at a small restaurant in the mountains called Dan’s Steakhouse. Let me tell you, we’ve eaten a lot of steak at plenty of high end and regular restaurants alike but the sirloin steak for two here was AMAZING. And literally the size of my torso. So if you’re a glutton like myself, there’s no way you can’t appreciate the sheer amount of steak to eat.
On another note, there are also several other caverns in the area- Luray and Skyline- and now we’re pretty curious as to what those look like inside as well… I foresee more trips in the future. Check out some snapshots below and if you decide to go, be sure to check Groupon as they often run a deal that’s almost 50% off of the entry fee. Truly a fun experience!