walking tours

Cavern tours provide fun and educational activities for the entire family ages 3 and up. Walking tours are offered daily and last for 70 minutes.

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Adventure Spelunking Tours

At Grand Caverns, we offer an authentic caving experience where you can explore underground in historical pathways that have been around since the 1800s. On our adventure tours you can learn about caving techniques used by conservationists to explore and map uncharted subterranean worlds.

People exploring Grand Caverns.

Rock Bottom

This is our beginner level spelunking adventure, suitable for ages 12+. It lasts 2 hours and is $65 per person.

Embark on an unforgettable journey into the depths of history with our ROCK BOTTOM ADVENTURE TOUR. This former commercial cave, closed to the public for nearly a century, offers a raw and unfiltered experience unlike any other. With no lights illuminating the cavern, you’ll traverse the rugged pathways of the 1800s by the dim glow of your headlamp. Join us for this exhilarating 2-hour adventure tour, the ultimate introduction to spelunking.


Grottoes Crawl

This tour is a more advanced tour and is suitable for ages 16+. It lasts for 3 hours and is $80 per person.

Delve deeper into the mysteries of Grand Caverns with our GROTTOES CRAWL ADVENTURE TOUR. Ever wondered about the hidden nooks and crannies of the caverns? This 3-hour adventure tour is your chance to explore the original pathways and winding passages of Grand Caverns. Designed for moderate difficulty and open to ages 16 and up, it’s an experience that promises thrills and discoveries at every turn.


Grand Caverns Spelunking.

The Gauntlet

The Gauntlet is our most advanced spelunking adventure for ages 16+ only. It is a 3-4 hour experience and is $120 per person.

Seeking the ultimate caving challenge? Look no further than THE GAUNTLET. This 3 to 4-hour expedition will put your skills to the test as you navigate through Fountain Cave. From squeezing through narrow passages to twisting, climbing, and rolling, The Gauntlet offers a truly authentic and exhilarating caving experience. Are you ready to conquer The Gauntlet and uncover its grand rewards?


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Woman on a cave tour at Grand Caverns.

Geology Tours

On a geology tour you will learn about unique speleothems, crystals, minerals, and the geologic timescales of Grand Caverns. On this tour you will hear about the exciting research conducted in Cave Hill.

Group tours at Grand Caverns.

History Tours

Grand Caverns is the longest continuously operating show cave in the United States, having opened in 1806. It is a point of international tourism, endured the Civil War, and has a unique luminary design. On this tour, your experience Grand Caverns by candlelight. The history tours are recommended for adults, last for two hours, and are offered every Friday.

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April 1 – October 31
Daily: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Open: Easter, Memorial Day, June 19 Juneteenth, July 4 Independence Day, Labor Day, and Indigenous People’s Day



5 Grand Caverns Dr

Grottoes, Virginia 24441



Grand Caverns park entry and parking are free. You purchase tickets for walking, spelunking, and premier tours.



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