Where History Runs Deep

Grand Caverns was discovered in 1804 by Bernard Weyer while trying to retrieve one of his  hunting traps. Weyer's Cave opened for tours in 1806, making Grand Caverns the oldest continually operating show cave in the United States. Read our story.
A National Natural Landmark


Fountain Cave Adventure Tours
and Field Trip options available
contact us for details


Monday - Sunday

(Closed New Year's Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Thanksgiving Day)

November 1 - May 31     10am - 4pm
June 1 - October 31  9am - 5pm


Facility rental

The five shelters at Grand Caverns are ideal for company picnics and corporate retreats.  

We host company gatherings that include Shelter Rentals, Cavern Tours, Mini-Golf and Pool Admissions. We also accommodate weddings inside the Caverns and packages for facility rentals just for weddings and other special events.


The shelters and recreational amenities at our park offer a variety of versatile opportunities for fresh air, fitness and fun.

We have a reputation for inventive spatial solutions and are consistently awarded for design excellence.

With gorgeous interiors, the spectacular residences bring together a holistic design vision with a passion for individuality and carefully considered detail.

Upcoming Events

National Cave Week at Grand Caverns Park
June 4, 2023
Free Movie Night at Grand Caverns Park
June 9, 2023
More events...

The Shenandoah Valley

Whether you're a history buff, a nature-lover, birdwatcher, runner, hiker, cyclist, photographer, adventurer, or just someone who enjoys a great setting for a memorable time with friends and family, there's something for everyone on the grounds...and below the ground, at Grand Caverns.
5 Grand Caverns Drive | Grottoes, VA 24441

Our unique cottage is an official Grottoes Welcome Center and features our Grand Gift Shop that's filled with souvenirs ranging from stones to t-shirts.  Browse through a vast variety of rocks and minerals, as well as educational books.

Find unique gifts and souvenirs to help you remember your visit to Grand Caverns.

parks & amenities

It's grand above ground, too!

The park at Grand Caverns is filled with scenic trails for hiking, running, and biking. There are also picnic shelters, a pool, a miniature golf course, an updated playground, beautiful areas for fishing; and our fitness trail featuring exercise stations with instructions at each stop. The peaceful setting at the park makes for an extra special experience here in the Shenandoah Valley!

pool & mini-golf

Fun for the entire family

Pool is open through Labor Day from 11:30 am - 6:00 pm. Now that school is back in session, the pool is closed throughout the week. The pool will remain open on Saturdays and Sundays, ending after the 3-day Labor Day weekend.

Regular - $5 per person
Resident - $4 per person

The mini-golf course is open year-round, from 9 am until 5 pm, weather permitting.
Regular - $3.00 per person for the first round
$2.00 per person for each additional round
Resident - $2.00/per person

Group Rate (parties of 12 or more): $2.00/per person
2 Years and Younger: Golf for FREE

Let's Connect

We invite you to contact us with questions or comments.
Call us (540) 249-5705  
Toll-Free: (888) 430-CAVE (2283)
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