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7 Caverns In Virginia That Are Like Entering Another World

Walking above ground, we don’t often stop to think about what might be beneath us. But the fact is, here in Virginia at least, there are vast caves, rooms, tunnels, and even lakes below the ground. Fortunately many of these incredible spaces have been opened to the public, complete with lighting, walkways, stairs — and in one case, even an elevator. Walking through these sometimes narrow, sometimes massive spaces, it’s easy to feel as if you are in a new world — or at least on the set of “Lord of the Rings.”

To me, caverns are like underground castles. How many of these breathtaking places have you explored? We would love to hear about your experiences in the comments below!

Anna Strock
Virginia staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance writer and journalist. Even though Anna has lived other places, somehow Virginia is where she always seems to land.