Opening Our Doors Every Day for Over 50,000 Days!
Luray Caverns welcomes visitors all through the winter. In fact, we’ve been welcoming visitors every single day since the Grand Illumination on November 6, 1878!
So as winter brings both beauty and cold-weather challenges to our region, know that spring-like temperatures prevail at this U.S. Natural Landmark. Beneath the floor of the northern Shenandoah Valley, Luray Caverns maintains a constant 54°, regardless of the temperature outside. Every year half a million people come and enjoy the pleasant climate amid the awe-inspiring splendor of massive chambers laden with ancient stone formations (including this world-renowned drapery structure) in spectacular natural colors.
Above ground, the winter air is always crisp and clear with unobstructed views of the picturesque Shenandoah Valley. Embraced by the Blue Ridge and Massanutten Mountains and graced by the fabled Shenandoah River, this National Park area holds a unique appeal even in the coldest of months.
Ninety minutes southwest of Washington, D.C. and open daily including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, Luray Caverns has provided a welcome reprieve to millions throughout all seasons since its discovery in 1878.