ROAD TRIP: Luray Caverns

By Lauren Compton - email

LURAY CAVERNS (WWBT) - Deep in the Shenandoah Valley you can see one of the world's greatest natural treasures. Luray is home to one of the world's largest caverns.

Director of Public Relations at Luray Caverns, John Shaffers give us a tour of the magnificent caverns.

"These caverns are over 400,000 millions years in the making. We've been open for 130 of those years," says Shafer.

In the caverns you'll experience mother nature at its best. You can go on a walking tour with guide or take  self guided tour. The cavern is also home to the world's largest musical instrument. There's a space in the caverns called the catherdal. The piano in the catherdal is one of the world's largest musical instruments. The piano strikes stalatites and creates music, so it's nature own rock music.

The caverns aren't the only sight to see in Luray you can spend a whole day exploring Luray. There is a garden maze, car museum and much more. Visit to see more of Luray's sights.

EVENT: Luray Caverns is also holding it's 131st Anniversary of Discovery celebration, Aug. 15. The main attraction throughout Discovery Day will be the Grand Illumination Tours of this U.S. Natural Landmark. Another highlight is a preview of Luray Caverns' newest attraction, the Luray Valley Museum & Gardens.  A final highlight in the dark evening skies will be the sights and sounds of a massive fireworks display. This

NOTE: Road Trip is a new online exclusive for We're show viewers some days trips and places close to home that offer fun ways to spend your free time.

(c) 2009. WWBT, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.