Virginia April 05, 2018
The Little-Known Cave In Virginia That Everyone Should Explore At Least Once
While most every visitor to Virginia has heard of the iconic
Luray Caverns, there are fewer people that can claim to have explored Skyline Caverns. Situated in Front Royal, Virginia, this natural attraction has wowed visitors from near and far with its subtle entrance and spectacular interior. Take a closer look at this relatively little-known cave in Virginia that everyone should explore at least once:
Not far from the Nation's Capital, Skyline Caverns can be found at 10344 Stonewall Jackson Hwy, Front Royal, VA 22630.
This commercial cave was discovered in December of 1937 by a retired geologist who hailed from Winchester, Virginia.
Open year round, Skyline Caverns offers tours to those interested in exploring this underground wonderland. Be sure to watch your head!
Along the way, you'll notice festive lighting which emphasizes the unique rock formations found inside. You'll also hear dripping water, which serves as a reminder that the cave is constantly growing and changing.
Proper lighting and qualified tour guides will ensure that you see all there is to offer. There's even an underground stream that makes its way through the cave.
Much like other cavern systems in Virginia, Skyline Caverns has an impressive collection of geological formations that are hard to find anywhere else.
One prime example is the collection of Anthodites, which are incredibly rare crystal formations that are made from pure calcite.
Nicknamed the "Orchids of the Mineral Kingdom," these formations are among the world's oldest in existence.
Your tour through the caverns will take approximately 1 hour, but you'll want to stay longer to enjoy the mirror maze and the miniature train rides.
So whether you're in the area or plan a special trip to Falls Church, you'll definitely want to check out this underrated attraction.
To learn more about Skyline Caverns, be sure to visit the official site
Have you experienced Skyline Caverns before? We’d love to hear about your visit! For related content, you may enjoy reading about
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