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Where in the world: USA  /  Virginia  /  Luray

Top 15 things to do in Luray

1. Luray Caverns

Take a guided tour of Luray Caverns, subterranean caves that were discovered in 1878 and are now a National Historic Landmark. Your knowledgeable guide will identify and explain some of the caves' most impressive formations, such as Leaning Column, Titania's Veil, Dream Lake, and Double Column. Listen to the song of the Great Stalacpipe Organ, which makes stalactites sing by tapping them. The admission fee includes your tour, as well as entrance to the Car and Carriage Caravan and Luray Valley Museum.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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3. Stony Man Mountain Overlook

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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4. BEST Luray Caverns and Shenandoah Skyline Drive All-Day Tour

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Experience the cold air rushing out of a limestone sinkhole atop a big hill west of Luray in the Luray Caverns. Take a look at the beautiful scenic views of Skyline Drive! Explore the amazing Shenandoah National Park and all that it has to offer. Experience an unforgettable one-day tour filled with unlimited memories. Itinerary: Luray Caverns (Optional, 120 mins) -- Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park(120 mins) Shenandoah National Park Special notes: 1. Due to the Skyline Drive located across Shenandoah National Park, we enter from Thornton Gap and drive to north exit, this is a one-way tour and lasts 120 mins. 2. On the winding driveway on the mountains, we will stop at the overlooks to observe the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. 3. We will also take an easy walk on one of the trails among the mountains. Total 45 for this trail (round trip). 4. If the weather is extreme, the tour leader will cancel the trail trip, and add other stops properly.
Suggested duration: 7h - 9h
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5. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry

At Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, you'll see the center of 19th century industry. The park features many small museums and exhibits, battlefields, uninhabited hillside houses, and picturesque streets. Take a guided tour with a ranger and hear about the town's history, which began 8,000 years ago. See galleries such as the wax museum, the blacksmith shop, and the clocks and jewelry exhibit, or visit the bookshop, tavern, and the dry goods store. Plan your visit in advance in order to get the most out of this attraction.
Suggested duration: 8 hours
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6. River Hill Wine & Spirits

Suggested duration: 30 minutes
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7. Zipline

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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8. Luray Hawksbill Greenway

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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9. Skyland Stables

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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10. Virginia Safari Park, Natural Bridge

Suggested duration: 4 hours
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11. Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park

A designated National Scenic Byway, Skyline Drive, runs 169 km (105 mi) along a mountain ridge and through valleys teeming with wildlife. Traverse it by car, by bicycle, or on horseback. There are over 70 spots where you can stop to snap photos and take in the views. Along the way, mileposts will guide you and help you locate points of interest. About halfway through, expect to see the largest developed area on the drive. You'll find campgrounds and hiking trails here. Remember, it's illegal to feed wildlife.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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12. Shenandoah Moon

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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13. Cooter's in Luray

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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14. Luray Zoo - A Rescue Zoo

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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15. Kennedy Peak Hike

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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