Where History Runs Deep

A National Natural Landmark, 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. Read our story.


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)
April 1 - October 31            9am - 5pm
November 1 - March 31     10am - 4pm
COVID-19 May Affect Hours. LEARN MORE

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

Lawn Party Street Dance at John E Painter Park 6/2 - 6/4
3-day extravaganza! Event lasts from 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm each day. Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department will have their famous fried chicken each day to accompany live music, bingo, cake wheel, dime pitch, and a huge inflatable park!
We'll save the best for last, Saturday we'll have a parade through town starting at 5:00 pm and end the evening with fireworks at 10:00 pm. Keep an eye on the town Facebook page for more details!

Free Day with Massanutten Regional Library Reading Program 6/24th. Children participating in the reading program can visit Grand Caverns for free admission all day. (parents/guardians must accompany child and pay admission). For more information visit your local Massanutten Regional Library branch.

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

The pool is closed for the season and will reopen on June 11, 2022.
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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