A U.S. Natural Landmark, noted for its profuse variety of formations and unsurpassed natural color. From well-lighted, paved walkways, explore cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high – filled with towering stone columns and crystal-clear pools. Also, hear the haunting sounds of the world’s only Stalacpipe Organ.
The Luray Singing Tower
Officially known as the Belle Brown Northcott Memorial, was erected in 1937 opposite Luray Caverns in memory of Colonel T.C. Northcott’s wife. At 117 feet in height, the Luray Singing Tower contains a carillon of 47 bells. The largest bell weighs 7,640 pounds and is six feet in diameter. The smallest weighs a mere 12 ½ pounds. Recognized as one of the country’s major carillons, 45-minute recitals are scheduled regularly throughout the spring, summer and fall.
- April and May on Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm
- June, July and August on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 8 pm
- September and October on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum exhibit is a tour of milestones in transportation, including authentically restored cars, carriages, coaches and costumes, dating from 1725 to 1941. The centerpiece of the collection is the 1892 Benz, one of the oldest cars in the country still in operating condition. Other highlights include an 1840 Conestoga Wagon, a 1908 Baker Electric, a 1913 Stanley Steamer, and Rudolph Valentino’s 1925 Rolls Royce.
The collection was assembled in the 1950s under the direction of H. T. N. Graves, President of Luray Caverns Corporation. What started as one man’s fascination with antique transportation led to a museum that both preserves and explains the history of travel.
The social, political and economic impact of motorized vehicles is traced throughout the collection, providing an insightful look at the role of transportation in the future and the importance of auto enthusiasts now and then.
The Luray Valley Museum
The Luray Valley Museum is an intriguing and thorough presentation which celebrates our early Shenandoah Valley culture. Visitors begin the tour at the log Stonyman building which houses an overview of the Valley’s history, supplemented with historic documents, decorative arts, items of clothing and artifacts. The museum displays items in chronological delivery from pre-contact Native peoples to life in the bustling 1920s.
A 1536 Swiss bible in the German vernacular, the centerpiece of the collection, connects the Valley’s history and development of the European immigrants who settled the region from Pennsylvania through the ports of the northeast. Natives, Africans and Europeans carved out a life together in the original American frontier.
Unravel the mystery of the maze inside the ornamental garden at Luray Caverns. Rooted in myth, mazes have existed for centuries in countless forms, across many cultures around the world. They have been designed for entertainment, recreation, art, magic and meditation.
At Luray Caverns, over 1,500 Dark American Arborvitae, eight feet tall and four feet wide, create a half-mile pathway enhanced with a misting fog. The twisting pathways lead past fountains and into a cave. At 40 points, the challenger must choose a direction to solve the riddle and emerge from the maze. An elevated platform provides relief for those hopelessly lost.
Rope Adventure Park
Located at Luray Caverns this challenging two level ropes course consists of a series of real and imaginary obstacles designed to maximize the excitement of personal development.
An activity the whole family can experience together, the course allows each participant to enjoy the thrill of doing something a bit out of their comfort zone but at their own pace. Neither climbing techniques or physical fitness experience are necessary. Each trail consists of several poles that are connected by different acrobatic elements. The park incorporates a sophisticated safety system using ropes, belay devices and harnesses with trained personnel supervising every participant.
The combination of a Low and High Ropes Course enables participants to grow at an individual or team level, exploring risk, self-discovery communication, problem-solving, and coaching. The Low Ropes Course presents unending opportunities for self-discovery and growth. The High Ropes Course challenges participants to expand their comfort zones—sometimes dramatically.
Each moment is rich with discoveries, whether a person is climbing, supporting “on belay,” or finding an effective way to encourage a companion. So don’t miss this challenging new way to have fun at Luray Caverns in our new Adventure Park
Luray Caverns Golf Course
Enjoy outstanding golf in the breathtakingly beautiful Shenandoah Valley at Caverns Country Club Resort.
Nestled in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains and overlooking the fabled Shenandoah River, the unique setting of the rivers and mountain creates one of the most scenic golf opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic region.
High above the banks of the river, 6,499 yards of gently rolling fairways seem to touch the mountains with beautiful vistas of nearby farmlands. 18-hole, par 72 course. Call (540) 743-7111 for daily tee times and greens fees. Seasonal specials are available.
There’s also a restaurant and gift shop onsite!
Luray Caverns Website.