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    Did You Know...

    Grand Caverns is the oldest continually operated show cave in the United States?



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History.  Adventure.  Nature.  It's all Grand!


Monday – Sunday

Closed New Year's Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day

April 1 - October 31            9am - 5pm

November 1 - March 31   10am - 4pm

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Welcome to a Grand Way

This 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.

Nature Meets History...Come to Life

Grand Caverns was discovered in 1804 by Bernard (Barnette) 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. The caverns were also called the Grottoes of the Shenandoah until the name was changed to Grand Caverns in 1926. Grand Caverns was declared a National Natural Landmark in 1973.  Learn more.

It's Pretty 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, 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!


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    Did You Know...

    Grand Caverns was almost called Amen's Cave after the landowner of caverns' in 1806?


5 Unique Shelters at Grand Caverns    VIEW DETAILS

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.  Book Shelter Online!

View more information on our shelter rentals.




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    Did You Know...

    There are over 200 verified civil war signatures in the cave?



More than a park

From Civil War History to Virginia Wildlife

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. Shelter rentals are available | Pool & Mini-Golf Info


Scenic Trails

Family Fun

River Fishing

You're invited to experience the natural beauty of the Shenandoah Valley with the hiking, running, and biking trails here at the park at Grand Caverns. We are a part of the Civil War Trails map and the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail.

Make the most of your day with our seasonal pool and miniature golf course.  These activities are a great way to spend quality, outdoor time with friends and family.  Check out our pool and miniature golf hours and rates.

Access a portion of the South River for a fishing hot spot that's filled with peaceful, natural beauty.  Relax and enjoy your catch in a setting that's filled with lush greenery.  For more information on fishing at the park at Grand Caverns, Contact Us.

Get in Touch

We want to hear from you!

Grand Caverns is open Monday – Sunday

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

April 1 - October 31            9am - 5pm

November 1 - March 31      10am - 4pm


Call Us:       540-249-5705

Toll Free:   888-430-CAVE (2283)

or email us by using the form below.



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5 Grand Caverns Dr. Grottoes, VA


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