It's going to get really DARK!

@koalatbs (2231)
United States
July 2, 2010 9:10am CST
My hubby and I are heading to visit the Luray Caverns in Virginia this weekend. Actually, we're leaving later this afternoon to start driving there. We are going to get there tonight and spend the night in a hotel. That will be nice to get away. Then in the morning we will head to the caverns for a tour! Has anyone else ever been to the Luray Caverns before? If not Luray... have you been to see any caverns and if so, which ones have you gone to?
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@BarBaraPrz (18478)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
2 Jul 10
There were some caves in the gorge behind where I lived as a teenager, but they didn't go too far back, maybe twenty feet.
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@koalatbs (2231)
• United States
2 Jul 10
I'm sure it was still really fun exploring in them!!
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@GardenGerty (93633)
• Marion, Kansas
2 Jul 10
I have been to Carlsbad Caverns, on my first honeymoon, almost forty five years ago. Hubby had packed all of my sensible shoes, but that was okay, I was mostly wrapped up in him. I also went to whatever caverns are under Branson, Missouri. We enjoyed that a lot. I will do like Hatley, and look it up.
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@Hatley (163914)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Jul 10
hi koalaths oh yes as a child I lived in South Dakota and we had four or five caves and during my early teens we did visit all of them. ONe I rememberis called Jewel cave, but,ah senior moment, I do not rember the names of t he rest. I can search using our mylot search bar and find the names though. I remember how interesting the tour was, stalactites and stalagmites those names I do remember.
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@Hatley (163914)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Jul 10
Jewell cave,wind cave,crystal cave, Mt Rushmore cave,Wonderland Cave,' Black Hills Cavern all in South Dakota in the Black Hills Wind cave is one of the longest caves in the world. they are all so pretty.
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@koalatbs (2231)
• United States
2 Jul 10
I've only been to caverns in Virginia. My husband has never seen any before so it will be fun!
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@GardenGerty (93633)
• Marion, Kansas
2 Jul 10
We must have gone to Marvel Cave, as its price was included in the cost of admission to Silver Dollar City. I keep thinking my MIL was along, but I know she was not. I think my hubby just kept talking about how much he would like her to come do some things with us. I just know she would have been too claustrophobic to do that.
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@dorannmwin (36695)
• United States
5 Jul 10
The only time that I've visited a place that they refer to as caverns was many, many years ago when I had the opportunity to visit Merrimac Caverns in Missouri. This is one of the places that served as a hideout for Jesse James and his crew back during their times. However, I've also been to visit Mammoth Caves here in Kentucky (what a great place to visit) and also Carter Caves. In addition to this, I also had the opportunity to visit the catacombs in Rome. Talk about an unforgetable experience.
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@dragon54u (31407)
• United States
2 Jul 10
That sounds like a wonderful getaway! I hope you have fun. I've been to Ohio Caverns. When I first went in I was reminded of a nightmare I used to have when I was a child and it turns out that I was there when I was two years old. I remember my mom carrying me through the dark entrance and knew exactly what was beyond it. I actually enjoyed it as an adult, though. I also got to explore a lava tube in Arizona, too. I was almost claustrophobic in there, the ceiling was so low and I could almost feel the weight of all the tons of rock over my head. I was glad to get out! I love looking at caverns but being underground creeps me out.
@koalatbs (2231)
• United States
4 Jul 10
Stalactites - Here is a photo I took while exploring the Luray Caverns in Luray, Virginia yesterday with my husband. The formations are called Stalactites, which hang from the ceilings in limestone caves.
Well, we're back! It was beautiful. I have tons of pictures. My husband & I each had a camera plus my husband used our camcorder too to get lots of great shots of the Luray Caverns. Here is a pic of one that might make you a little claustrophobic again dragon54u!
@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
9 Jul 10
I have never been to the Luray Caverns in Virginia, but I have been to Lost World in WVa and it was fascinating. I was there as a child many years ago and to another somewhere in WVa also, that I don't remember the name of. I have also returned as an adult a couple of times and found it to be just as fascinating as the first time. It should be a good time for you!!
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
4 Jul 10
Hey koalatabs! I don't know anything about the Luray Caverns in Virginia. I'm sure they are fascinating and Virginia is certainly a very beautiful state with lots to see so whatever you do you will have a great time! I have been to Howe Caverns in upstate NY, but it was many years ago! They were incredible and I had a great time! That is another place that you should check out! We also went to the Catskill Game Farm while we were up there, which was another really fun place!
@buenavida (7795)
• Sweden
3 Jul 10
We have a big rock some kilometers from here in a small village called Luppio. I have been up there and seen the caves. It is very special, this kind of rock is like cut with a big knife and designed by an architect. There are different theories about how this kind of formation has happened, but why not just look at the pictures and see how beautiful the nature can be! http://www.heartoflapland.com/en/destinations/oevertorneaa/product.aspx?p=193365
• United States
3 Jul 10
I've never been cave exploring, but I think I'd like to go sometime as long as it's with a guide. I have such a terrible sense of direction that I'd be afraid of getting lost if I didn't have someone with me who knew his/her way around. I hope you enjoy your trip. Let us know what happens.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
3 Jul 10
That sounds like a great trip! I have never really been to any caverns but there was on in Alabama that I visited with friends once. It was a WWII bombshelter and it was amazing. It was in the side of a mountain and a waterfall right in the middle. I have also wanted to see one that is less than an hour away from me. I can't remember the name just now but I just never had the chance. Maybe I'll try to see it during my time off now that you have brought up caverns. Have fun!
@ElicBxn (60427)
• United States
3 Jul 10
Never been to those caverns. I have been to many caves tho. Mammoth Cave, Carlsbad Caverns, Inner Space, Longhorn Cave, seems to me I've even been to another one around the Central Texas area, when I was younger, but I'm not sure about that.
@bellis716 (4807)
• United States
3 Jul 10
I've never visited Luray Caverns in Virginia, principally because I've never been to Virginia. However, I have visited Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, and two other caves near San Antonio, the names of which have presently escaped me. All three of the larger caves are considered to be alive, which means that formations are still growing. I was most impressed with Carlsbad. That is probably because it was the first cave I had ever visited. No, that isn't right. The first cave I ever visited was "The Little Shepherd of the Hills" cave at Branson, Missouri.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
3 Jul 10
Hi, koalatbs. I have never been to the Luray Caverns before. I hope that you will have a very safe trip. I hope that you will be driving on the freeway and interstate most of the time. I hope that you won't be traveling on an deserted highway. I have never been to any caverns before in my life. I hope that you and your husband will enjoy your trip to Luray Caverns. Stay safe and enjoy your trip.
@AmbiePam (46892)
• United States
3 Jul 10
I have been to Fantastic Caverns which was really fun. I believe that is in Missouri. I've also been to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, which I really loved. I've never heard of Luray Caverns, but I would love to see those too. I hope you guys have fun, I'm sure you will!
@celticeagle (115492)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Jul 10
I have not been to those but I have seen the ones here in Idaho. It was when I was a youngster and I don't remember the name even. Idaho has alot of interesting things to see. Beautiful mountain ranges are the Rockies, Sawtooths, and Owyhees. Kuna Caves, Arco, white waters of Salmon River (well known as The River Of No Return), the lovely Boise River, Black Canyon Resivour, Thousand Springs, and many more.
@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
2 Jul 10
I have been to Ohio caverns once many years ago and it was fun. Mostly because it was in the winter and my husband and children didn't have to work or school because of the roads being so bad. My husband loves driving in snow, so we took a trip up there and it was awesome to go from really cold to milder temps..:)