All tours are personnel guided and leave the educational building, which is a short walk up the hill from the gift shop, throughout the day.
Please dress appropriately for your maximum comfort during your tour. Comfortable shoes and a lightweight jacket are recommended. The temperature in the caverns is 54° degrees F year round.
Due to the natural environment of the cave, wheelchairs and strollers are not permitted in the cave. There are above ground areas that are accessible and a video cave tour is available in the gift shop at no charge for those who are unable to tour the cave.
To protect the cave environment, food and beverages are not allowed in the cave. Also touching of rocks or formations is prohibited and protected by Virginia law. The oils on your skin may stop the growth of formations and we want to preserve this natural wonder for future generations.
The cavern tour consists of approximately one mile of walking at a leisurely pace. Since there are several stairs, anyone who may have difficulty walking, breathing, or navigating stairs should inquire before purchasing tickets.
Cavern tours provide fun and educational activities for the entire family. Since there are no restrooms in the cavern, please use the above ground facilities before your 70 minute tour.
We encourage you to bring your camera and capture the beauty of the underground world; however, we ask that you please refrain from using tripods or delaying your tour group. If you are a professional photographer who wishes to publish photos of Grand Caverns, please call for special accomodations.
If you have any questions concerning the tour, please feel free to call us at 540-249-5705 and we will be happy to help you plan your visit.
The information contained on this page is for general purposes only and may not contain the most current information. For answers to more specific questions or concerns, or to receive the latest information possible, please call the Grand Caverns main office.