Cave Temperature

No matter how cold it gets outside, there is a place in Virginia where spring-like temperatures always prevail. Beneath the floor of the northern Shenandoah Valley, Luray Caverns, a U.S. Registered Natural Landmark, maintains a constant 54° every day of the year.

Half a million visitors annually enjoy the pleasant climate of the caverns, as they take in views of awe-inspiring massive subterranean chambers laden with ancient stone formations in spectacular natural colors.

While conditions below ground are always temperate, above ground the weather is chilly. The air this time of year is crisp and clear – and now that the leaves have fallen off the trees, you can enjoy unobstructed views of the picturesque Shenandoah Valley.

Even in winter, Shenandoah National Park – featuring the majestic Blue Ridge and Massanutten Mountains as well as the fabled Shenandoah River –continues to captivate and hold visitors attention.

You can find out for yourself what makes this place so magical during this time of year. Conveniently located just 90 minutes southwest of D.C. and open 365 days a year, Luray Caverns, discovered in 1878, has hosted millions of visitors over the years, providing all-comers with a welcome rural retreat.